9th-15th October 2016 marks Baby Loss Awareness Week in the UK and bloggers across the BritMums network have been doing what they do best and using their digital platforms to share stories of support, survival and the ongoing struggles that come with miscarriage and baby loss to let others know that they are not alone in what they may be going through.
Baby Loss Awareness Week gives bereaved parents, family members and friends a chance to commemorate the all-too-brief lives of their babies, knowing that thousands of other families elsewhere in the world will be doing the same. The week also provides a crucial opportunity for people to talk openly about the subject of and raise awareness of baby loss.
Today we bring you a round-up of some of these posts, and would like to send our thanks and best wishes to every one of the bloggers who has agreed to be involved.
A Beautiful Abode shares her story of baby loss 10 years on.
Honest accounts of the feelings and emotions associated with miscarriages are shared by from Project: Wanderlust, Real Mum Review, Little Ladies Big World, We Forgot The Sperm, Mummy and Monkeys and A Few Of My Favourite Things. We hope that these may bring comfort to others who are going through the same thing.
There are stories of miscarriage and beautiful rainbow babies from Mum’s Space, Me Becoming Mum, Mayflower Blogs, Clearly Bex, I Always Believe In Futures and Mummy in Training that have made us cry and smile in equal measure.
And then there is the most beautifully written post from Five Little Doves – sharing the #CaptureYourGrief project and the story of her precious boy who was born sleeping – and Mummy 2 Monkeys explains why she will be part of the ‘wave of light’ on October 15th.
If you would like to know more about Baby Loss Awareness Week 2016, and the charities that support it, then more information can be found on their website.
The annual #WaveOfLight remembrance hour will be taking place on Saturday 15th, to join in simply light a candle at 7pm on October 15th and leave it burning for at least 1 hour to join us in remembering all babies that have died too soon.
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