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It's a big day in our house - Little B is two today! Which means it's been two whole years [...]

By |October 30th, 2016|Family life|7 Comments

Pregnancy after multiple miscarriage: a year on

Today is Little B’s first birthday. That means it’s been a whole year since he calmly arrived into the world, [...]

Flashback Friday: I was too scared to buy anything for the baby

This time last year I was seven months pregnant with Little B and still hadn't bought one single baby item. [...]

By |August 28th, 2015|Pregnancy|10 Comments

It’s only now he’s got reassuringly chunky milk-filled legs that I’ve started to relax

When Little B was born and I wrote my last ‘Pregnancy after multiple miscarriage’ post I said I wouldn’t write [...]

By |July 6th, 2015|Baby|6 Comments

Why is NHS miscarriage care still so poor?

Ok, so I said I didn’t want to write about my miscarriages. However, this week Mumsnet published the results of its Miscarriage Care Survey showing that the treatment and support women receive following miscarriage is often less than ideal and fails to meet official national guidelines. Did you know that half of women who miscarry have to wait more than 24 hours for a scan to find out if their baby is still alive, and are treated alongside women with healthy pregnancies? Or that 58% of women wanted counselling after miscarrying, but only 12% were offered it? In a bid to improve NHS miscarriage care and lessen the trauma of pregnancy loss Mumsnet is calling for the three main political parties to pledge to improve the system, based on its Code of Care, by the end of the next parliament. Of course achieving this means women like me need to speak out about our experience, or nothing will change. There is no doubt elements of my care were less than ideal, and despite considerable – and unusual – encouragement from Misery Guts I have felt absolutely no desire to blog about it. But if sharing my story means another woman doesn’t have to face what I did, I will. So here goes: […]