9-15th October marks Baby Loss Awerness Week.
Until last year I didn't know it was a thing. I also didn't expect TO BE 1 in 4 women to leave the hospital without my perfect little newborn in my arms. I also never knew that MY BABY will be 1 of 15 babies which die every day in the UK at the moment.
These are not just random numbers. These are families. These are new mums and dads to be, who's entire world's collapse in those few moments when they hear "there's no heartbeat" or "were so sorry you're baby is not going to make it"... These are peoples plans for the future being crushed in seconds.
And it's why BABY LOSS needs to be talked about more. Because as terrifyingly high those numbers are - in that moment when you loose your child, you feel alone. You feel like you've failed, and that you're the only person in the world to go through this devastating pain. And it's wrong. It's wrong not to be able to express your heartbreak and your sadness just like you would have your excitement from having a baby. It's wrong not to be able to have a normal conversation about what happened because people feel awkward talking about babies dying. It's wrong for people to cross the road or pretend not to see you because they don't know what to say to you.
This is why raising awerness is so important. For you they might be numbers - for many it's their life.
So say their names, ask for their stories to be told, pictures to be shown - they were here. They were someone's entire world and they will never be forgotten ♥️ #babylossawarenessweek