Baby Loss Awareness Week

Baby Loss Awareness Week

Baby Loss Awareness Week

I wasn’t really planning to write this post about baby loss awareness week. I actually don’t like to talk about it but I guess that’s half the problem. Nobody wants to talk about it but maybe we need to.

I suffered a miscarriage back in February when I was around 11 weeks pregnant. It broke my heart, I didn’t want to write about it, think about it, acknowledge it,  I was even back in work the next day as I just wanted to ‘get on with it’. I felt embarrassed, sad and alone. I felt like I was in a cloud of darkness.

Anyone who has suffered a miscarriage knows it’s not always that easy to just get on with it. Eight months later and I am seven months pregnant with my 3rd child. A pregnancy I never thought would happen, a little surprise, a little ray of light, a little bit of hope.

After much deliberating I wrote a little post about what happened to me and I found it helped. Although sometimes I am tempted to delete it, it just makes me feel so sad if I see it. This week reading many peoples experiences about baby loss I know I wont, I can’t, this is part of me.

I still feel sadness over my lost baby, I still think about it, I still cry from time to time and I still hurt in August when my baby was due – but I never ever talk about it.

I guess maybe that’s the problem – nobody talks about it. Maybe we need to.

 

 

 

15 thoughts on “Baby Loss Awareness Week

  1. I cannot imagine the awful feeling of loss and despair that miscarriage must bring and I am sure it is cathartic to talk about it. Congratulations on your baby due in a matter of weeks. As you say: a ray of hope. Alison x #DreamTeam

  2. Ahh lovely, I’m so sorry to read this, it IS devastating and it is so important that we do talk about it. I appreciate that for some people their way of coping is to simply pretend it never happened, and I respect their choices and think that you just have to do whatever it takes to get through something. But for everyone who doesn’t want to talk about it, there are so many more who do but feel that it isn’t something they should talk about, and that’s the difference. Lots of love to you, your little rainbow will be here before you know it. #TwinklyTuesday

  3. I’ve never experienced the loss of a baby and so I can only imagine how devastating it can be. I’m so sorry to hear you’ve been through this but by talking about it now hopefully you and others will help women going through the same thing. It’s a brave thing to do given that you don’t like to talk about it so you should be proud of this post. x
    #TwinklyTuesday

  4. I’m so sorry for your loss. You are absolutely right it really shouldn’t be a taboo subject, it’s both heart breaking and physically damaging and we need to be more open about it so people feel confident getting the help they need.
    Nat.x

  5. Sending love and hugs. I think you are right. It’s never talked about and it needs to be. I delivered my twin girls at 29 weeks in July and one of them was stillborn. It’s such a hard loss to come to terms with isn’t it? #twinklytuesday xx

  6. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. This post really moved me, and I agree that these things really do need to be spoken about more, just on the right terms and in a safe environment. Thank you for sharing this with the #DreamTeam. Thinking of you. xx

  7. What a lovely honest post and yes I think women should talk about it more or society should in general. But I guess that’s easy for me to say having never experienced it. I too have been quite surprised since having children how common miscarriage actually is.
    Thanks for sharing this. #coolmumclub

  8. I’m so sorry to hear of your loss lovely. I do agree that more people need to talk more openly about baby loss because it is SO common but then I do understand at the same time just how difficult it is to do that. I’m so pleased you shared this with us on #coolmumclub thanks for liking up x

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  10. With everyone being so open at the moment, my facebook timeline has been filled with stories of miscarriage and baby loss from people I had no idea had experienced it. I feel so sad that so many have had to go through this, really something that no one should ever have to cope with.

    Thanks for linking up to #PicknMix

    Stevie x

  11. You’re so right. I had two miscarriages between BB and Little B and it wasn’t until I was 20 weeks pregnant with Little B that I actually blogged about it. I didn’t want to talk about it either, but I think that’s part of the problem and why there should be awareness weeks like this. I do feel for you and hope you’re not worrying too much this time round – I’m also expecting number three nowx #picknmix

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