Six years ago I found myself shattered and angry after loosing a baby at 11 weeks pregnant.  This was a very difficult time in my life and I was ill-equipped to navigate the emotional landscape that surrounded me.   I struggled to find my w

In a culture where birth and death are seldom spoken of openly, the loss of an unborn baby can be a lonely experience. If the loss occurred early in the pregnancy, before anyone knew you were pregnant, it can seem an invisible sorrow. Yet miscarriage is c

When a baby is miscarried, stillborn or dies shortly after birth, parents are in a state of shock that such an event has happened. The natural order of life has been broken, and the last thing you ever imagine is to be planning a memorial or funeral for y

Saturday, July 7 The first contraction is strong enough to wake? me. Eyes still shut, I roll onto my side??maybe I dreamed it. But when I feel? the second one, a wave of recognition sweeps over me. Not yet, little man, I? whisper, its not quite time. I fl

Three of us waited in the dark with anticipation. It was our first official meeting with the newest member of our family. As the ultrasound operator went through the standard procedure of squirting chilly gel on to my belly, I felt my breathing contract.

A Father’s Grief – A Guide for Men Men and women grieve differently and from man to man the expression of grief will be different. There is no such thing as a “normal” way to grieve. There is no right or wrong way to grieve the death of

Our awakening: Phoebes Story A journal by Megan Sheppard PART TWO Megan Sheppard takes us on an honest journey of her experience of losing her third baby in utero. Her story was shared on the Natural Parenting forums and Part one of this series was publis

Our awakening: Phoebes Story A journal by Megan Sheppard Part three 30/05/2006 For everyone who has been following our journey – just to let you know that Phoebe died sometime on the 25th of May. So she made it all the way to 27 weeks, little trooper! I c