Stories – Page 3 – Baby Loss Awareness Week

Your Stories

Here you can read about the experiences of bereaved parents, family members and friends affected by pregnancy or baby loss.

 

We are very grateful to everyone who has shared their stories of loss with us and they help us to raise awareness of the issues surrounding pregnancy or baby loss, and also help other bereaved parents and families to feel less alone.

Ophelia was twin two of identical twins. We realised very early on in our pregnancy that we were going to have a very hard pregnancy. We were diagnosed at 12-weeks with TTTTs (twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome) with Ophelia being the donor. With appointments at Kings alongside our...

I work at the Window to the Womb Obstetric and Diagnostic clinic and at 18 weeks and three days on the 9th February we went for a gender scan. I laid in the room I have worked in countless times and was scanned by a...

My husband and I were so excited to be expecting our first child this year. After almost a year of trying to conceive, we finally got our dream. It was at our 20-week scan that the sonographer gave us the devastating news that she could only...

We struggled to start a family suffering a miscarriage after our first attempt and a further three ectopic pregnancies which resulted in three lots of emergency surgery and the removal of both fallopian tubes. After all the trauma we had a successful round of IVF and we...

  Althea was a much longed for baby. One we had tried several years for. Finding out we were to welcome a baby in the summer of 2020 changed everything for us and we were completely ready for this little one to come in and be the...

  My husband and I were so excited to be expecting! We took extra care with everything we did. We told his family the great news and everyone was so happy. Everything was going great! We started planning, then one day, my biggest nightmare happened. My husband left...

  Seven years down the line nothing changes as far as feeling Evie's loss is concerned. Evie was my first born after 15 years of marriage, and seven rounds of IVF, three ectopic pregnancies, one in 2001 that was a very rare Cornual pregnancy that I needed...

I never held Harry, but I have never gone a day without thinking of him. In fact, it was as if he didn’t exist to the rest of the world, unimportant, unseen. Harry was my third pregnancy. I had three-year-old and two-year-old boys.  Harry was due on October...

  We have lost our four angels and I have felt so alone in this. But I want to normalise it and I hope it helps others. Our first two were lost at home through a natural miscarriage and it wasn't till much later I really...

  I remember finding out I was pregnant. My first time, the excitement was just so overwhelming, and I was really excited to share the news with my family. I had a great pregnancy. I remember times I would be in the bath. That was his favourite...