Stories – Page 2 – Baby Loss Awareness Week

Stories

I'd had the “perfect pregnancy” and was down for a home birth. Things didn't progress and at 42 weeks I was booked in for an induction. We dropped our son off at my parents’ and made our way to hospital ready to meet our little...

  The last 4 plus years have been difficult for my wife, Liv and I with what the doctors can only describe as ‘unexplained infertility’. Although we took some comfort knowing there was nothing 'medically' wrong, it was hard not having any form of explanation as...

  He may not say it, he may not show it, he just isn’t programmed that way But his heart is broken, and he too carries the grief, through every moment, of every day He lost his baby too   He wipes away her tears, then when no-one’s around he...

  I often think of grief as a river to cross. Since the stillbirth of my twins, I have been following my own stepping stones, seeing which ones can still support me, and which ones are now slippery and treacherous. My stepping stones may be different from...

  Freddie was born at 24 weeks gestation, and he even cried at birth. He was thriving, but at 15 days old Freddie was diagnosed with Necrotising enterocolitis (NEC). The consultant who operated on Freddie’s bowel said he’d had this for about a week before it had been...

  Before lockdown had started, I found out I was pregnant with my second baby. I was feeling very tired, kept fainting, and had bleeding that looked like a period so i was referred to the early pregnancy unit for a scan. I was told everything was ok...

  In 1969 I found myself pregnant. I was 19 years old and not married, but I got married in 1969. I had morning sickness very bad the doctor gave me anti sickness tablets all was fine. When I had my last appointment they said if I...

We lost our little girl, Catriona, in May 1992 when she was just seven-and-a-half months old. She was our first born; it took three years (with a little intervention) to conceive, and I remember so clearly the day I found out I was pregnant. It...

My pregnancy with Noah was perfect up until our 20-week scan. We expected to find out the gender and to be told that everything was fine but this wasn’t the case. I went to the scan on my own due to COVID-19 restrictions where I...

After being told I could never have kids against all odds, my partner and I went for IVF and unexpectedly fell pregnant on the 2nd round. We were so happy that our dreams had come true. Our beautiful boy struggled all the way through with his...