Archive for the 'miscarriage' Category

Baby loss awareness week – #babylossawarenessweek2016 #BLAW2016

This particular awareness week is one which I really didn’t want to have to gain a personal connection with. As a parent, and a blogger, I naively thought I’d done my bit for raising awareness of complications that can arise in life with a young family when I wrote loads about our difficult breastfeeding journey – I thought that this
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Balancing past, present and future in my thoughts

It’s just over 3 weeks since we discovered, on my birthday, that the pregnancy which I thought I was 10 weeks into was in fact nearly over, and the baby had only survived up to about 8 weeks. This week has been my first week back to some semblance of “normal” – juggling having fun with the boys and being
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Children are a gift from God

As I start to write this post, it’s pretty much exactly a week since I was admitted to hospital due to very heavy bleeding following a miscarriage at 10 weeks into the pregnancy – a scan the previous day had shown that the baby stopped growing at around 8 weeks. In some ways, it’s been quite a “normal” week for
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The week when our world turned upside down

For anyone who would like to follow our story – the experience of a missed miscarriage, which I started to explain earlier this week – here is an update. I am even more convinced now than I was on my birthday that writing about our experience is fundamental both to my recovery and to spreading awareness as well as breaking
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The one I’d hoped I’d never have to write

As a mum blogger, this is a post that I’d hoped I’d never have to write. But to some extent, I feel kind of privileged to be in this position and also have a passion for writing, which means I can help break the taboo on this subject – miscarriage. As I write, it is my 33rd birthday. The story
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