We at LOLA know that losing a baby is not only devastating, it can also be a terribly lonely experience. There may be times when you feel like you are completely on your own with your loss and your grief.
As well as being dedicated to helping you find a pathway to wellbeing and healing, we also want you to know that you are not alone, by sharing with you the stories told by others who have suffered the loss of their child.
You can also check these websites, where people who have suffered the loss of a baby share their own experience of loss.
If you are feeling alone, we hope that reading these stories brings you some comfort, and that you will feel less alone as you begin to try and make sense of what has happened to you and your baby.
Becoming a mum whose baby has died is a devastating shock. It can also feel terribly lonely. We have shared some of stories of other mums who have experienced the deep grief you are going through right now in the hope they will bring you even a little comfort.
For Dads & Partners.
For a partner whose baby has died, the loss is shocking. It is likely to bring with it both a deep sense of grief and an overwhelming desire to support and protect your partner. Here, you can find stories of other partners, be they dads or also mums themselves, who have experienced the deep grief you are going through right now.
Being a family member of someone who has lost a baby can be complex and difficult. While experiencing your own grief at the loss of the baby, you will also be wondering what you can do for the parents who have lost their child. Here, you can read the stories of other family members who have shared similar experiences to you, which we hope will bring you comfort.
Being the friend of someone who has lost a baby can be hard. You are likely to feel incredibly sad following the death of your friend’s baby. You may also be wondering what you can do for the parents who have lost their child. Here, you can read the stories of a range of friends – those who are near or living far away, old friends and new friends, and more – who have shared similar experiences to the one you are going through right now.
For Health Professionals.
Being a health professional supporting parents through a bereavement is perhaps like no other job. We at LOLA know from our own experience just how challenging that role can be and vital you are to parents in need of your expertise and support. Here, you can read the stories of a range of health professionals who are working every day to support parents who face losing their baby, or who are anxious during later pregnancies.
Being an employer or co-worker to someone who has lost a baby can be very hard. You are likely to feel incredibly sad following the death of your co-worker’s baby, as well as uncomfortable about them returning to work and knowing what to say and how best to support them. Here, you can find stories from others in similar situations and we hope that reading them will bring you some comfort.