Remembering Jamie

 

Forgive me another personal post this week – this is to remember my son Jamie who was born 7 years ago today and died three days later.

His time with us was brief but the impact on our lives will last forever – the pain and grief of missing him is never far away but the love for him has made me a better mother, a better practitioner and a better person. 

The memories of his pregnancy and birth will always be with me and when I close my eyes I can feel his skin, his hair and I can smell his newborness. I will forever remember kissing him and washing him and staring into his eyes for the last time. He was a beautiful, precious little baby who was too poorly to stay with us but I will be forever grateful that he could stay long enough to meet his family. 

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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.