Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Saying Goodbye

‘Miscarriage is often something that’s not acknowledged or talked about in the UK, and people certainly do not appreciate how utterly distressing it is for women, and indeed their extended families. 
It’s a loss of a precious life, and whether the loss happens in early or late pregnancy it’s traumatic, and a natural grief process must be allowed to happen.
Sadly a lot of doctors and nurses see miscarriage on such a regular basis, the right support and follow up advice is just not offered, which results in the vast amount of women never coming to terms with losing their baby, and sadly they are not able to move forward with their lives as they become stuck in a cycle of grief.
I am delighted to be an ambassador for a marvellous new organisation called 'Saying Goodbye'. Following losing five babies themselves, Zoe and Andrew Clark-Coates, the directors of CCEM, decided to launch the first national set of commemorative services, which will allow families to come together to mourn their babies. 
I hope that these services will be a turning point in the nation, and through this new organisation miscarriage [Saying Goodbye] will become more widely understood, and families will know that their pain and loss has been heard and recognized.’ [Robert Winston]
From Peter Saunder's Blog

HT Tudor Boddom-Whetham via FB

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