Navigating life after loss was never going to be easy. Navigating life after loss after loss after loss wasn't going to be easy either. We are now a good 3.5 years into this world, tainted by the extraction of innocence. Looking out through an impenetrable glass window at the world I used to belong to.... Continue Reading →
This is a post specifically for those who have not suffered the loss of a child. My post focuses on miscarriage but this is a guide which may give you an idea on how to react at any stage of child loss. It is a guide which should help you talk to your loved ones who have been through, or are going through this nightmare.
The term "rainbow baby" is used by parents who are expecting another child after losing a baby to miscarriage, stillbirth, or neonatal death. It is used frequently on blogs and message boards by mothers who have gone through pregnancy loss. The term refers to the fact that a rainbow appears only after the rain. In... Continue Reading →
I can't remember the exact moment I was officially diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. Mainly because it was blatantly obvious I had it long before any professional confirmed it. I think I had pretty much accepted I had it for years. I was displaying all the horrible symptoms and I felt like a proper freak,... Continue Reading →
I was feeling pretty grotty. I had terrible insomnia (excitement I think), debilitating exhaustion, and morning sickness - permanent nausea, like a travel sickness. I knew it well from my previous pregnancies. It was all good though, worth every single second. I also knew that by ten weeks it would subside, from experience anyway. I... Continue Reading →
January 2016 was a month that brought us a big surprise. We discovered we were expecting a baby. I remember it like it were yesterday. It was the day David Bowie's death shocked the nation. Those two little lines, very very faint. I slowly walked into the bedroom, terrified of how Stuart would react. I woke... Continue Reading →