A message from the author, Sara Fitzsimmons MBE, RM: "I wrote these words a few years ago when I was still practicing at the hospital as a midwife, it was a few days after I had spent quite a bit of time with a couple and their family in triage, their baby was at full [...]
Baby Loss Awareness Week 2019
“Together we can break the silence and call for improvements in services, care and support for families affected by the death of a baby.” Tragically every year thousands of parent suffer the loss of their much loved little baby's. There really are no words to describe the grief that you suffer. Its palpable. It consumes [...]
"If you think your baby’s movements have slowed down or stopped, contact your midwife or maternity unit immediately (it is staffed 24 hours, 7 days a week). Do not put off calling until the next day to see what happens. Do not worry about phoning, it is important for your doctors and midwives to know if [...]
Mat Leave Shambles!
When One Door Closes
So there we have it, the door was officially closed on our happy little home and now we're off on adventures new. I can't say it was easy packing up our old life. I think I spent the weeks before we handed the keys in a complete emotional mess. An absolute state of affairs if [...]
Guest Blog By Author, Frankie Brunker
NOTE: This weeks Guest blog is something a little different as Frankie has chosen to write an 'update' on the well-known poem 'An Ugly Pair of Shoes' to try and reflect the experience of a 'rainbow baby' mum in a slightly different way. You can also find the original poem is here: https://www.lilymaefoundation.org/2017/03/30/ugly-pair-shoes/ A Less [...]
Guest Blog By Torri Johnsson
Ace On 25th July 2018 we found out we were pregnant. Since it was our first month of trying we were surprised, terrified and so so excited. The pregnancy can only be described as smooth sailing. Average weight gain, morning sickness in the first trimester and heartburn towards the end - nothing to really complain [...]
#FOLLOWFRIDAY – Charities
This weeks Follow Friday blog will be dedicated to bringing some awareness around the unbelievable selfless work that these charities continue to do each day. Some work under the radar with people never knowing just how invaluable these unsung heroes really are to our communities. They help hundreds of people , maybe even thousands , [...]
Why We’re Moving
As I write this i'm, well, i'm struggling. I'm struggling with the sadness of the thought of what's to come because we're moving from the home we love and once thought was going to be our "forever happy home". This happy little home we bought full of smiles and hopes for our families future is [...]
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