19 Sep Petrina’s story
Joseph was born June 26th 1983 at 28 weeks and Joseph lived for 9 hours. We lost his twin at 3 months and his sister on 23rd March 1982 at 24 weeks after suffering a stillbirth.
These dates are ingrained in my memory and I can still remember the smell of Joseph and don’t want it to ever leave me.
Joseph would be turning 40 next year and his sister would have already turned 40.
The years have gone by but I think of them constantly and remember the feelings of terrible loss and despair.
The pain subsides over the years but the memories of my beautiful children will never fade.
There are many organisations that offer support to anyone affected by pregnancy and baby loss.
Tommy’s is the largest UK pregnancy and baby loss charity, funding research into stillbirth, premature birth and miscarriage. Dedicated to finding causes and treatments to save babies’ lives as well as providing trusted pregnancy and baby loss information and support. For more information and support visit tommys.org.
Sands supports anyone affected by pregnancy loss or the death of a baby and works to save babies’ lives. Contact their Helpline via phone (0808 154 3332) or email, or visit their Support Groups online or via Zoom.