This isn’t a subject that everyone finds easy, or comfortable, to think about or discuss, but it’s one which needs to be talked about in order to improve the research and support available to parents everywhere.
The experience of a loss affects each and every one of us in a different way, some people talk about their loss, other’s don’t. Nobody should feel judged either way… Like all life experiences, there is no right or wrong way or time to discuss, or show, how we feel.
The more heartbreaking events are talked about, shared, researched and understood, the better we can support one another going forward.
Baby Loss Awareness Week UK begins this Friday 9th October and will culminate in the Global Wave of Light on Thursday 15th at 7pm.
If you have suffered a loss, or know someone who has, you, and they, deserve to be supported in the best possible way for as long as you need to be supported for. Yet the support isn’t always there. Thankfully this is gradually changing thanks to charities like Tommy’s, Sands, Bliss, Petals, The Lullaby Trust and many more.
You are not alone. Please, reach out.
I am always here to listen if you’d like to talk, or if you’d like to speak with someone with more experience in this area please get in touch with any one of the charities mentioned, they are always there to listen, to help, and be there for you every step of the way.