Stories – Page 4 – 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.

  I was 36 weeks pregnant with Sara when I went into labour. My previous labours had started at 36 weeks, so I wasn’t concerned. We arrived at the labour ward, met my midwife where she started to go through all the initial checks, blood pressure,...

  During lockdown, my husband and I received the joyful news that I was pregnant. We spent those early weeks at home together, working hard remotely but sharing hopeful and secret moments of planning. Several weeks into the pregnancy, I start spotting, and my GP sent me...

  Having experienced a MMC (missed miscarriage) the year before, finding out we were pregnant was an exciting yet worrying time. After our 13-weeks scan we relaxed and shared the news. However, at our 20-weeks scan, we discovered that our baby had Potters Syndrome. After numerous scans...

Broken Empty, numb, with a distraught mind, feeling like a piece of me has died inside. That gaping hole longing to be a mum, forever grieving Brandon, my first son. Whose life was cut short far too soon, now united with the angels, shining from the moon.   It’s been two months, yet I’m...

Born Still Still remember the loss Still remember being left Still remember the fear Still remember the reality Still remember your birth Still remember the sadness Still remember the silence Still remember the feelings Still remember empty Still remember time stopping Still remember shock Still remember how lost Still remember the what if’s Still remember YOU Still Born! 3rd...

I realise it isn't your typical 'this is what happened to me' story. But I wrote this when I returned to work last year, following the death of my eldest twin Henry who was born at 24 weeks, and I would love to share it...

We’re lucky - we have a gorgeous, wonderful rainbow, an amazing miracle amidst the losses. An early miscarriage shattering our rose tinted glasses, followed soon after by a missed miscarriage with painful medical management. And then a year of trying before an anxious, never relaxed pregnancy...

I'm gonna be a father! It was the morning of the 21st of November 2020, I believe it was a Saturday when I was lying in bed, half-asleep. My girlfriend Lisa got out of bed to go to the toilet. A few moments later, I heard...

The television was loud and the children were laughing; I was surrounded by activity but I felt I was all alone. Suddenly my heart sank and I knew instinctively something was wrong. My heart started pounding, the palms of my hands were clammy and I could...