Babyloss: It’s not something we get over

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I have been thinking about this little chap a lot this weekend. I think of him daily but sometimes he consumes my thoughts, despite my intentional busy-ness .

It’s almost nine years since he was born and died and the grief can feel as raw now as it was then. It is something a parent never recovers from and, at this time of year, I struggle with not planning a birthday party or buying birthday presents along with always missing his presence in our house. There will always be a space where he should be, that will never leave us. 

I can remember feeling his skin and hair and I remember his smell – it’s not something we get over and despite the pain of grief I am glad because that would mean he was never here and he means too much to me for that.

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I am an antenatal teacher, doula, baby massage instructor, postnatal educator, life coach, writer, mum, wife, friend and, sometimes, just me. As an experienced and qualified practitioner, I specialise in pregnancy, birth and early parenting - my aim is to listen, inform, support and reassure when needed. I have worked with parents since 2002 and I set up Birth, Baby & Family in 2011 to provide good information, a different perspective and links to the best products and services for families. I set up the Birth, Baby & Family Centre in 2014 to provide a welcoming, friendly and supportive space for parents across Tyneside.

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