#neonataldeath 2.893K Posts

Child loss: whether due to illness, injuries, accidents, SIDS, stillbirth, miscarriage, blight ovum, ectopic pregnancies or any other causes has been regarded as taboo topics often spoken about in hushed tones, sometimes in incomplete sentences. This has resulted to social stigma towards the bereaved parents, and most never get to grieve openly. The parents always carry their children in their hearts. Oct. 15th is an opportunity for them to openly remember their children. Join us and let's break the silence around child loss, shatter the stigma and increase bereavement support. • • • • • #childlossawareness #October15th #pailrdKE #childlossbreakingthesilence #pregnancyloss #miscarriage #stillbirth #SIDS #neonataldeath #infantloss #childloss #peersupport #supportoneanother #theylived #WeRememberThem #ForeverLoved❤ #foreverinourhearts❤️
I have heard back from the @calgarytower that on October 15, 2017 for the pregnancy and infant loss remembrance day they will be lighting the tower pink and blue (pregnancy and infant loss ribbon colours) this is also the day of the wave of light, 7pm around the world people light candles to remember, to raise awareness, to let there be light in darkness. #pregnancyandinfantlossremembranceday
|| anxiety || since losing Loey my anxiety has been unreal ! I would wake up with an incredible sense of anxiety. Scared with what the day will give me. .... The feeling that i might see another baby or the feeling that everyone is looking at me knowing i lost a baby. And not wanting my husband to leave me for work - just in case something might happen. ... This is all because when grieving our fears and worries - aka - our anxiety is the natural response and part of the fight and flight stress response. Our brains are not working effectively as it swims in the grief story. ... It's real - Some things that have helped me are - feeling the fear and calling it out. It's like a muscle that I need to work on and starting with small steps to face some of my least anxiety triggers seems to be working. I also lean in to my breath. Breathing in for a count of 6 and exhaling for a count 6. Bringing focus to my breath helps me feel calmer. ... The anxiety still pops up - but slowly softening. ... How are you with anxiety ? . . . #stillborn #stillbirth #stillbornstillloved #stillbirthawarenss #stillbirthandneonataldeath #neonatalloss #neonataldeath #miscarriageawareness #miscarriage #grief #griefrecovery #lifeafterloss #infantloss
I wanted to share my wife's post because she is such an incredibly true lionhearted woman whom I admire more than I can say: @slecnokim Lyon Avery Arne 8/16/16-9/20/16 "There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition and unspeakable love." -Washington Irving. how I miss you...
Thank you for gracing us with your pure heart and deep love, for giving me my title as Mother and the strength to survive your loss. Your little sister turned one month old today and she was born almost to the minute 11 months after you left us. The irony is not lost on me, that she would need to arrive on the 20th of August, just four days after your birthday. And for her to come into the world at 3:37am like how you left us at around that time. You had a single cry and then I could tell you were gone. Your sister came into the world loudly. She announced herself proudly with her cries... You, my gentle lion, will always be with us and part of us. I know that the grief I carry is just part of a delicate puzzle that makes me wholly human. And I cry these tears today as I nurse your sister, telling her the story of your life, showing her the raw love I hold for the both of you. ❤️🦁🙏🏼😓  #neonataldeath  #infantloss #pregnancyafterloss  #babylyon  #tears #grief  #rainbowbaby
In 2014 my whole life was flipped on its head when my son Adam died. It was devastating, the kind of loss you feel right in the depths of your bones, for so long I wallowed in my sorrow and let life pass me by, but then I decided I wanted to change my world, I wanted to take Adam’s name and make sure it lived as long as me and beyond. I wanted to help people through the most destructive time in their lives, I wanted to be the warm face there to welcome them into this club no one wants to join. I want to show both my children that it’s okay to fall down but that you always have to get back up. I’ve met some amazing people on my baby loss journey and every story of another short life I hear I keep tucked safely in my heart along with Adam. I’m so proud and happy to have successfully passed my befriender course for SANDS, and to be able to help more and more families like mine. This ones for you Adam, my sunshine 😘☀️ • • • #sandsuk #befriender #babyloss #angelmum #angelmummy #angelmom #angelmommy #mummyofanangel #adamnicol #stillbirth #neonataldeath
Lyon Avery Arne 8/16/16-9/20/16 "There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition and unspeakable love." -Washington Irving. how I miss you... Thank you for gracing us with your pure heart and deep love, for giving me my title as Mother and the strength to survive your loss. Your little sister turned one month old today and she was born almost to the minute 11 months after you left us. The irony is not lost on me, that she would need to arrive on the 20th of August, just four days after your birthday. And for her to come into the world at 3:37am like how you left us at around that time. You had a single cry and then I could tell you were gone. Your sister came into the world loudly. She announced herself proudly with her cries... You, my gentle lion, will always be with us and part of us. I know that the grief I carry is just part of a delicate puzzle that makes me wholly human. And I cry these tears today as I nurse your sister, telling her the story of your life, showing her the raw love I hold for the both of you. ❤️🦁🙏🏼😓 #neonataldeath #infantloss #pregnancyafterloss #babylyon #tears #grief #rainbowbaby
Was wondering how many of my followers have heard of Sands? They are a very prominent child bereavement charity in the U.K. And was curious what charities you have been involved with? My local group has been a massive source of support. It's not for everyone but it can be a valuable support network #stillbirth #stillbirthawarness #stillbirthsupport #stillborn #stillbornstillloved #stillbornawareness #stillbornbaby #neonataldeath #miscarriage
I just want my turn, please. I want to be a mum in real life to a living, breathing take home baby. #neonataldeath
Jasper means 'treasure' or 'bearer of gifts' in Persian but it is also a name of a gemstone which comes in so many varying colours. After we lost Jasper, a close family friend in Japan told me that Jasper was a sacred stone in the Shinto religion. They are protected in shrines and are also used in prayer beads and are thought to have special powers including fighting off evil. Although I am British, having been born and raised in Japan, it is a huge part of who I am. To hear that Jasper had such an unexpected link to Japan was so special. 💙My parents gave me these pieces of Jasper. My mum found the red Jasper and thought it looked like Jupiter.☺️The very dark green one (long piece,top right) was sourced by my dad from Izumo-taisha. It even has its own authenticity certificate showing it is genuine Jasper mined from Kasenzan. #Jasper #babylossawareness #neonataldeath #izumotaisha #花仙山 #碧玉 #出雲大社 #天使ママ
We usually keep things pretty unpersonal on this business account, but today I am stepping out of the norm (and my comfort zone.) One year ago today, we lost our baby girl, Nora. Our precious angel was born sleeping at 37 weeks. Not a day goes by that we don't mourn her loss and feel there is a big piece of our heart missing. I wanted to speak out to help end the taboo with talking about neonatal death. We, as a society, have come a long way, but I still think there are some improvements that need to be made. Tonight we are having a little birthday celebration at Nora's grave with cake and the kids want to write a message to their sister and send it to heaven in pink balloons. 💗Lindsey #neonataldeath #stillborn #endthestigma
Pretty special day, yesterday. Nick and I donned our safety gear outfits and toured the new CPMC hospital campus. We delivered Carter at CPMC and felt so supported and comforted by the staff. In mid-2019, CMPC will open their brand new, state-of-the-art hospital. . . All of the wonderful donations made by family and friends, in Carter's name, has not only contributed to care of future families faced with such a traumatic, life-altering event but has also given us the opportunity to name a private NICU room after our son. A beautiful plaque will be displayed, designed by us, beside the entrance to the room. . . My heart is full with love; our son will have a lasting remembrance and legacy. 💙💙💙 . . . #lifeafterloss #babyloss #neonataldeath #pregnancyandinfantloss #infantlossawareness #miscarriage #miscarriageawareness #grief #loss #griefjourney #bereavedmother #mamagrief #stillparents #foreverourbaby #love #healing #remembrance
Picnic feast in front of the fire in honour of our little dude.☺️💙 #neonataldeath #duedate #niculoss #infantloss #babylossawareness #babyloss
Today spelt a very difficult day. As a midwife i have walked alongside many grieving parents after the loss of a baby. Today was no different but the first for one thing.... This mother asked me to cut some tiny locks off her deceased 29wk gestation babys head so she could take it home. The very small amount of hair i was able to gently peel up off the sticky scalp i cut off very carefully and placed it in a speci cup. while it wasn't a lot this mothers gratitude to me being able to find enough for her to take home mixed with the sorrow that this was the only part of her baby she was taking home with her today. I will never feel numb to this and the utter respect and awe i have for parents who go through this is insurmountable. #midwifelife #grief #loss #newborn #neonataldeath
I will #neverforget the moment your heart stopped and mine kept beating. Baby #iflovewereenough to save you, you'd have lived forever. #infantloss #ultrasound #neonataldeath #babyboy #imsorry #notgoodenough #imissyou #iloveyou #infantlossawareness #restinpeace #imsorryyourfatherwasntthere
Local sands members often meet in their darkest of hours, yet life long support networks form with friendships. #support #grief #friendship #darkesthour #babyloss #AlwaysLovedNeverForgotten #babylossawarnessweek #miscarriage #stillbirth #neonataldeath
A Sunday well spent.... Had a lovely day with my boys today. A stroll by the sea followed by dinner and then a night in front of the fire. What Autumn is all about 🍂🔥 I've always been happier in Autumn. It's definitely my season. Boots, tights, jumpers. A new school year. And now I have the memories of last Autumn, which despite filled with sadness, losing Oli meant months off work with my family, spending time with one another and doing all the things we wouldn't be able to had we been in work. I'll always be grateful for that time we had together and it gave us the best memories as a family. Just one of the things Oli has brought to our lives - a new found gratitude of the ones I hold dearest. . . . . . #beach #logburner #family #babyloss #babyboy #miscarriage #miscarriageawareness #stillbirth #stillbirthawareness #neonataldeath #neonataldeathawareness