One of my lovely clients is Rose. Tragically during pregnancy she was told that her baby had died. With her permission we are sharing some of her blogs, in order to raise awareness of stillbirth and to help share experiences to support other ladies facing similar situations.
Following the news of her baby's death, Rose still had to go to hospital to give birth to her baby. This is her blog on Packing the hospital bag: the baby loss edit.
"Not only had I no idea about what to pack for going to the hospital to give birth to Rowan, it didn’t even occur to me that I would need to pack a bag. Thankfully a close friend, who was also a mum to a baby who died before birth, set me on the path to packing success." Read more...
Mind and Body Scotland clients share their personal stories with us: pregnancy, birth, life, death and more...
Real life is not fair, there are NO guarantees, bad things happen to good people. Women do lose precious babies and they deserve to be heard. They deserve continual support. Mums also deserve their stories to be heard AND acknowledged, sometimes their own memories are ALL they have to show and share.
Perhaps the rest of us need to become comfortable being uncomfortable around death, grief and loss. Our ancestors were, it was there before them in their homes, and not locked away inside other buildings.
Perhaps the grief, the loss, the death, could be acknowledged more AND parents could be 'treated' with greater sensitivity. Here we share, with permission, some of the stories from clients at Mind and Body Scotland.