Posts Tagged ‘mum’

Loved and Lost Babies Remembered

Much-loved babies were remembered at a special memorial service at St George’s Hospital on Sunday. The annual service is organised by the neonatal unit with the chaplaincy and funded by the unit’s charity, First Touch. I ventured down to London and the Northern Line (a three hour round trip) in honour of my Hugo. St […] Read more…

Guest Post: Inspired Goodbyes

Talking about death, and how to talk to people who have been bereaved has been a point of interest for me since Hugo died. So many people just don’t know what to say or how to say it. It’s not their fault, and mostly people don’t intend to be rude or insensitive. It’s the way […] Read more…

What Happened at the National Maternity Review Team Listening Event?

Yesterday was the first listening event of the National Maternity Review, held at London King’s College. The invitation, from the Chair of the review herself, Baroness Julia Cumberledge promised that the event would “…be pooling ideas to improve maternity services.” And that “We are most anxious to hear from all those who have an interest […] Read more…

What I Want The National Maternity Review Team to Know

The National Maternity Review is going to be assessing current maternity services, and consider how services across the country should change to meet the needs of women and babies. My son Hugo was born in February 2014 when I was just 24 weeks’ pregnant because I had the rare, life-threatening pregnancy complications HELLP syndrome and […] Read more…

A Manic Week

Phew! This week has been manic. It has shown me a glimpse of how it feels to be a working mum. My blog and #HugosLegacy work is like my baby in the sense of how they occupy my time, and I like to help them grow and flourish in the absence of a living child to care […] Read more…

Life After…The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Raising awareness of issues affecting premature babies and their families is something I am very passionate about. I am pleased that today’s Life After comes from wonderful Catriona of the brilliant Smallest Things, which is focused on campaigning for babies born too soon. Here, Catriona writes about what happened after her first son was born much […] Read more…

Communication Matters: Results of the 2014 Neonatal Survey

Imagine seeing your new baby in an incubator, covered in tubes and perhaps ventilated to help them breathe. Imagine seeing your new baby in pain and there being little you can do to make it better. Imagine being surrounded by unfamiliar machines that beep relentlessly, unfamiliar words, terrifying news, feeling constant bewilderment. Imagine not being able […] Read more…

Life After…Learning To Be A Mother Without My Mum

This week’s Life After…guest post comes from Suzanne, who blogs at Crumbs on the Carpet. Suzanne’s beautiful post talks about life after the sad death of her mum from cancer, and learning to be a mother herself without her own mum. It is an emotional read. Thank you Suzanne for sharing your story and talking so openly about living […] Read more…

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