Ruth’s Story

In 2009 my husband and I were lucky to conceive our first child shortly after getting married. It was such an exciting and happy time that unfortunately turned into a horrific and traumatic time, our worst nightmare. After two bleeds and feeling very unwell, uneasy...

Fiona and Keith’s Story

Keith and I decided that we would love to make an addition to our family of two boys, so we decided to try and get pregnant. I got pregnant in October 2010 but sadly we lost this baby in January 2011 as baby’s heart was not beating. I had a D + C in a maternity...

Arlette’s Story

My husband and I were trying awhile to have our third baby. We found out at Christmas time I was pregnant and were both thrilled as was our 8-year-old and 5-year-old boys. At my 13-week scan, the sonographer recognised there was some fluid around the baby’s head and...

Anonymous

We’ve had five pregnancies, all affected by a syndrome called Mekal Gruber. It’s where the baby will survive in me because of the cord feeding them but will 100% die during or after childbirth. They are severely deformed ,where the back of the head doesn’t form...

Amanda’s Story

As I sit down to write this, my daughter’s ashes sit in a small wooden box on the shelf across the room. A plaque on top of her little box states: Aoife Burke, died 2 December 2011, Rest in Peace. The box came by courier last week, from England. I had spent the week...