When a mother finds out that her baby has died during pregnancy after 24 weeks gestation, this is known as a stillbirth. In these instances a mother will be induced in order for her baby to be born vaginally.
Here is a blog from one of our clients, Rose, whose son tragically died in pregnancy. Here she shares her experience about the Memory Box given to her by her hospital, which was given to them by the SiMBA Charity.
The Memory Box - Remembering Rowan with Rose
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.