Archive of ‘Stillbirth’ category

Motherhood And The Myth Of Perfection

If I were ever to openly describe myself as a perfectionist I think most of my friends and family would fall about laughing. Not in a nasty way – it would actually be a fairly reasonable response. I don’t know how to iron properly and I have no inclination to improve – I like my […] Read more…

The Perfect Baby Number.

What is the perfect baby number? It turns out I’m not sure, and that is coming from someone who thought they had it all figured out. I was never a baby person, as a child I never played with dolls, and as a teenager I would have told you that I was never having children – […] Read more…

Stillbirth – The Story Always Rumbles On.

 I imagine that it is true for most life events good or bad that they change you, shape you and ultimately become part of you. If I were ever to forget about the impact Stillbirth has had on my life, the universe has a knack of bringing it to the fore again, a gentle nudge in the […] Read more…

Babyloss Awareness Week 2014

I am of course very supportive of and grateful for initiatives, such as Babyloss Awareness Week 2014. I want people to talk about the causes of Stillbirth (along with other pre and ante natal causes of babyloss). However, it is also obviously something I desperately wish I had no affinity with whatsoever. During my first […] Read more…

A thank you to my family

I want to say thank you to my family. My husband and I went to see my son today at the cemetery. Louis would have been 12 last Thursday; his headstone has obviously been there a long time, and as usual, we knew it would need cleaning up, flowers replacing etc. We also had the […] Read more…

Stillbirth. My story, my son Louis.

It recently occurred to me that in the 12 years since I lost my son Louis, I have never told our story from start to finish. Always the abridged version to fit the audience, just the details that I think they will be able to understand or even want to hear. So here it is, […] Read more…