Posts Tagged ‘grief’

Active Every Day Challenge

To celebrate Hugo’s fourth birthday; my little boy’s life; and to commemorate surviving the past four years I am doing a daily activity challenge. Hugo’s birthday (20 February) is also the fourth anniversary of the day I nearly died but didn’t.  I nearly died of multiple organ failure caused by HELLP syndrome, the rare pregnancy complication […] Read more…

#MindNBody – A Holistic Approach to Perinatal Mental Health

Last week I was proud to help launch the new #MatExp campaign: #MindNBody. I was proud to stand at the London Perinatal Mental Health Conference at the Royal College of Psychiatrists with dear friends, fellow empty-armed mother Catherine MacLennan and consultant obstetrician Florence Wilcock to talk about why this project is so important. The campaign […] Read more…

Listening to Bereaved Parents: Launch of New Feedback Guidance

For too long, the voices of bereaved parents have been hidden, not sought, excluded. That changed on Thursday 22 June 2017, with the launch of new NHS guidelines for Gathering Feedback from Parents Following the Death of their Baby. It is no exaggeration to say that the launch was an historic event: bereaved parents are routinely […] Read more…

Crossing the Monkey Bars

Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing the monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward. C.S. Lewis When I first read this quote after Hugo’s death I imagined that letting go of the monkey bars would entail violent means. The bar I was clinging on to, […] Read more…

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