Alex and Ian were stillborn, it seemed a huge effort to get through a day. Today it is 9 years without them, wondering about what might have been, and celebrating their birth and death each year. Fondly remembered. Dearly missed. Always a special part of our family.
As always for their birthday we have cake at home (coming soon). On this page, I am sharing some links about stillbirth:
Pregnancy, the hardest race of all: 'If miscarriage is so common, why does no one talk about it?
- Julie Freeman in the Guardian, 18 November 2015
One mother shares her story and talks to British Olympic athlete, Liz Yelling about her experience of miscarriage and how hard it is to talk about it.
Tired - by Maureen, Still Mothers, 30 May 2016
A lovely piece on how tiring it is to grieve and be the grieving mother.
Grieving mother denied refunds on baby items - The Age newspaper, 7 June 2016
A mother of a stillborn son talks of her experiences with the hospital, Centrelink and returning her baby purchases to the shops.
Seven families open up about The Long-Term Heartbreak Of Stillbirth In Still Loved Documentary - Huffington Post, 15 October 2015
Article about seven families who were filmed over three years to explore their experiences of stillbirth in a crowdfunded documentary.
Longest Night Service - Wikipedia
A Longest Night Service sometimes also known as a Blue Christmas Service or Service of Light, held on or around the eve of the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, is a modern Christian religious service for those living with loss.
An organisation that researches stillbirth in Australia with a register of stillborn children
My baby was stillborn but I refuse to hide him from the world - Narratively. 22 September 2016
An article about how parents of stillborn children are using the virtual world to share pictures and stories of their babies.
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