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Motherhood My rainbow baby

My Rainbow Baby featuring Little Ladies Big World

A photograph of a wooden rainbow toy and some pictures of a 20 week baby scan lying on a cream baby blanket and sprinkled with rainbow coloured confetti - My Rainbow Baby featuring Little Ladies Big World - Mrs H's favourite things

Welcome back to the blog series My Rainbow Baby. I created My Rainbow Baby in the wish that it will give hope to anyone who has experienced baby loss or is struggling to have a longed for baby. To show that even after the darkest storm a rainbow can appear. Little Miss H and Little Mister H are not the only rainbow babies. There are many of them. And I want to share the beautiful and poignant tales of these special little rainbows.…

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Motherhood My rainbow baby

My Rainbow Baby – featuring Real Mum Reviews

A photograph of a wooden rainbow toy and some pictures of a 20 week baby scan lying on a cream baby blanket and sprinkled with rainbow coloured confetti - My Rainbow Baby featuring Little Ladies Big World - Mrs H's favourite things

Welcome back to my blog series, My Rainbow Baby. I am so sorry that I was not able to share a post last month. I was taking some time off from blogging to focus on myself and my family. I have created this blog series in the wish that it will give hope to anyone who has experienced baby loss or is struggling to have a longed for baby. To show that even after the darkest storm a rainbow can appear.…

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Motherhood My rainbow baby Recurrent miscarriage

My rainbow baby

A photograph of a wooden rainbow toy, some rainbow coloured confetti and three photos from a baby scan lying on a white baby blanket - My Rainbow Baby featuring Somewhere After the Ranbow _ Mrs H's favourite things

"A rainbow baby is a baby that is born following a miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death or infant loss. In the real world, a beautiful and bright rainbow follows a storm and gives hope of things getting better. The rainbow is more appreciated having just experienced the storm in comparison." Quotation taken from the Kicks Count website. Four years ago, I had never heard of the term rainbow baby. Now in October 2016, we have two beautiful rainbow babies. And they brighten…

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Mental health Motherhood Pregnancy after baby loss

Surviving Pregnancy After Baby Loss

Pregnancy after baby loss is a time of mixed emotions. There is happiness but also great worry. Emotions are heightened. This is how I survived the anxiety of my pregnancy after miscarriage. Photograph is of a rainbow after a dark storm. As my baby and the pregnancy after my recurrent miscarriages where like the rainbow after the storm - Surviving pregnancy after baby loss - Mrs H's favourite things

Pregnancy after baby loss is a time of mixed emotions. There is happiness and joy. But there is also anxiety and fear. Back in November 2015, I discovered that I was pregnant for the sixth time in 3 years. We were blessed to have a lovely little girl. But we had also experienced the pain and grief of four miscarriages. Three of the miscarriages had been while trying to have our second child. And only a few months before discovering I was…

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Recurrent miscarriage

Uncertainty

recurrent miscarriage

I don't like uncertainty. I like to have a plan. I want to know what I am doing today, tomorrow and in 10 years time. Tomorrow we go for our first appointment at the Recurrent Miscarriage Clinic. To say that I am nervous is an understatement. I have no idea what to expect. I don't know how long the appointment will last. I don't know what will be discussed and I don't know how those discussions will make me feel.…

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Recurrent miscarriage

Stormy weather

stormy weather

  I think it is fair to say that the past month has been crap. Life has dealt us an unfair hand and we have lurched from one stressful experience to the next. It wasn’t meant to be this way. We’d just found out that I was expecting another baby. Mr H was on holiday for two weeks before beginning a new job and we had booked a few days away in Dorset. But the best laid plans of mice and…

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Recurrent miscarriage

Never forget – in support of the Mumsnet Miscarriage Care Campaign

miscarriage

I've always been honest on this blog and I've never shied away from talking about my depression. I thought this post would be the same. But since I decided to share my miscarriage story, in support of the Mumsnet Miscarriage Care Campaign, I have started to write this post numerous times. I have even finished it once or twice only to write it again the next day unhappy with my previous efforts.…

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