Posts Tagged ‘HELLP syndrome’

I Found My Voice at BritMums Live 2014

I went to BritMums Live with a great deal of trepidation. I’d been in a deep depression since the death of my baby son Hugo in March this year, and developed anxiety issues that mean I sometimes feel unable to leave the house. The kind and generous Kylie from Not Even a Bag of Sugar had offered […] Read more…

Not Just for Fathers' Day

Yesterday was Fathers’ Day. People celebrated fathers here and gone, and fathers of children here, gone and yet to be. This is a plea to all healthcare providers involved with baby and child loss, however such a tragic event happens. Sadly, many bereaved mothers will have many tales to tell about the difficulties of getting any kind of […] Read more…

Step in to a Patient's Shoes to Improve Communication

Effective communication with patients in any healthcare context is of the utmost importance. Sadly, providers so often don’t put enough thought into this aspect of care: during my journey I have experienced a litany of communication disasters that have added further distress and upset to the worst situation any parent could possibly imagine. The most serious of these communication disasters happened during […] Read more…

The Ways My Heart is Broken

My heart broke the moment I knew there was no more hope for Hugo. He had fought so hard for 35 days, had defied so many odds, won so many hearts. Hugo had been born early, far too early, and his lungs were not yet fully developed. There was nothing more that could be done, except show […] Read more…

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