‘Today the statistics for early miscarriage are shocking; one in four pregnancies end in loss. And for many there never is an answer or a reason why they lost their baby. In addition to the physical loss there is devastation and trauma left behind physically, emotionally and psychologically. Our society is reasonably open and liberal and yet those who suffer a miscarriage often do so in silence and it continues to remain taboo. Considering miscarriage is so common it is distressing to find it is not a subject that is discussed openly and that there is little support available for parents going through this traumatic experience.’ Unfortunately there’s a strong chance that the sentiment behind those words will be familiar to you. They’re quoted directly from the introduction to a new book ‘Living with Amazing Grace; a journey through grief, healing and transformation’ by my good friend Melanie Mackie. To paraphrase Melanie’s story – approaching 40 & beginning to accept that she might not have children, she became pregnant & then lost the baby (Grace) in an extremely devastating miscarriage. In the book she writes openly about her experience & more importantly about how she got though the grief & achieved her ‘graceful awakening’. To be open with you, I’ve known Melanie for a few years & she’s always been there for me, & if you’ve read my book, Finding Joy you’ll be familiar with her as she shared sharing her expertise of writing. Having said that, I’ve read ‘Living … Read moreLiving with Amazing Grace
As I started to write I realised this is my 150th blog, so what better time to look back and consider what I’ve learned during the almost 5 ½ years … Read more150 blogs later and it all boils down to one question
On 25th July 2018 IVF is 40; it’s the 40th birthday of Louise Brown, the first IVF baby. Latest figures suggest that at least 6 million babies have been born … Read moreIVF is 40, forgotten voices speaking out.
You know when you commit to something, it all seems exciting and then there comes a moment when you wonder what on earth you’ve just done? This happened to me … Read moreFour things I learned when I showed my true colours.
What happens when you read the headline? Does your body recoil because you can’t possibly believe they could ever apply to you, or do you believe that one day they … Read moreThere’s More To Life Than Having Children