Like a lot of people I’ve read about the new research from Tommy’s. I’m so grateful that steps are being taken to prevent babies dying in the womb...I would not wish baby loss on my worst enemy.
However, this research has really affected me. I was very nearly in my third trimester and my son’s death remains unexplained. I don’t have any answers and so it is very easy in my darkest moments to blame myself. Could I have prevented this? Did I do something wrong? Whilst I am all for education and prevention...I am conscious of mothers like me. Mothers who deal with the lethal mix of guilt and grief every day; who might take this information to confirm their deepest, darkest fear-that it was in some way, their fault. This is NOT what Tommy’s are saying...but it might be what hurting mothers hear. If it is, I think @zoeadelle
sums it up perfectly.
Baby loss shouldn’t happen, I truly hope through research & education the statistics decrease. But if this new information has broken your heart in new ways, I hope this quote helps ❤️ #babyloss #sayinggoodbye #tommysresearch #sleeponside #tommys #losssupport