Parenting after baby loss… I’d love you to share your story

As part of baby loss awareness week 2018 I would like to feature stories from other bereaved parents on my website and across social media.

Ideally I am looking for those who are now parents with a rainbow baby/babies/child/children. And I would love it if you can share your experience of baby loss and of pregnancy and parenthood with a rainbow. It can be any loss from miscarriage to neonatal death.

It would be amazing to get stories from Mums and Dads or both if you want to write together.
You can write in whatever way you want. And share what you are comfortable with.

It would also be amazing if you could include a photo or two of your family so I can share it with the article. However, if you would like to write but want to stay anonymous I can arrange that too.

Please contact me via email, to arrange, before writing your story, so I can provide you with some pointers and guidance hello@helengrimshaw.co.uk

Writing for wellness

Did you know that journaling/writing is a great way to be mindful? It’s also a great way to process and acknowledge your feelings which will help you to work through your grief.

  • Helps maintain a bond with your baby/babies, which helps you to cope.
  • Helps us to remember details
  • Lowers stress
  • Improves mood
  • Reduces symptoms of depression
  • Good for your immune system
  • Helps you to process your feelings
  • Offers a release
  • Keeps you present

The death of a baby is not a rare event. It can happen to anyone.

Every year, thousands of people in the UK are affected by the death of a baby or experience pregnancy loss.

A collaboration between more than 60 charities across the UK, Baby Loss Awareness Week is held from 9 to 15 October to raise awareness about the key issues affecting those who have experienced pregnancy loss or baby death in the UK.

Throughout the week bereaved parents, their families and friends, unite with each other and others across the world to commemorate the lives of babies who died during pregnancy, at or soon after birth and in infancy.

Now in its 16th year, Baby Loss Awareness Week calls for tangible improvements in research, care and policy around bereavement support and highlights bereavement support and services available for anyone affected by the death of a baby at any stage.

Text taken from www.babyloss-awareness.org