1 Year On …

1 Year On …

And what a year its been. Just like that our baby girls 1st birthday has been & gone. I still struggle to get my head around what has happened to us. I mean around this time last year I was in labour ready to give birth to a baby but it’s not the one I [...]

Mental Help?

Mental Help?

I previously wrote about the absolute lack of aftercare when our baby died in terms of the physical care and how it can affect the families left alone at the worst time of their lives. The other part of the aftercare that really let us down was the availability for mental health care in our area. I think [...]

Aftercare?

Aftercare?

  There are many things that let our little family down before and after Francesca died. Its something that I feel anger and upset towards each time I think back over these things and the bottom line is the support is simply not there for those in our situation. Now I can only speak from [...]

5 Months On …

5 Months On …

How did it get to July already! This year is flying by with every day being one more away from the last time we will ever see our baby girl and one more day into this grief journey that we never asked for. I have days where I catch myself just blankly staring at a wall shaking [...]

Is hope gone forever?

Is hope gone forever?

The absolute shock and trauma of the last 3 months has shaken us more than we ever thought life could. I wouldn’t say I have had one of the easiest of upbringings nor one of the worst by far as I have always been grateful for what life has given me .. until now. I [...]

Guilty Conscience

  When we heard those fatal words “I’m sorry but your baby has died” our worlds absolutely shattered… The first thing I remember doing was turning to Steven and saying I was sorry over and over again. It must have been my fault our baby had died, she was inside my tummy , I was [...]

Blood Donation Day

Blood Donation Day

  (Some of the fantastic nurses from the Glasgow Blood Donation Centre)   BACKGROUND For years Steven has been extremely passionate about donating blood since he sat through a talk from a nurse at high school explaining how by donating your blood you can actually save a life. So he has been regularly giving blood [...]