I catch my reflection and see you staring back at me. I think of all you’ve had to endure, struggling with what I see. Making me feel insecure. Before you changed, you housed the tiniest of lives, but only for a few weeks that time,and there started a journey full of trauma, an uphill struggle,… Continue reading Stronger than ever
Having suffered two losses in the space a year, the thought of being pregnant again brought as much fear as it did excitement...
As baby loss awareness week comes to a close, I sit here reflecting one of my toughest years yet. The week marks an opportunity for people across the UK to commemorate the lives of babies lost in pregnancy or during or soon after birth. The truth is, for those that have suffered baby loss, every… Continue reading A year of losses
As someone who studied engineering, I have always been very aware of how STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) is at the heart of everything we do and rely on. The roads we travel, the food we eat and the buildings we live in to name a few. I never imagined that I would call… Continue reading Engineering Motherhood
From an early age life’s path was laid out to be quite simple. Complete your education, get a well-paid job, marry a good partner and then start your own family. Luckily for me, three out of four of those were in fact quite simple, but it took us nearly three years of heartache to accomplish… Continue reading 5 lessons infertility has taught me
One in four women experience a miscarriage, the first thing we are told when it happens is 'it's very common'. So common to go through, yet so uncommon to share what it actually entails. So here it is, my raw, open and honest account. I hope it might help prepare the many couples who may… Continue reading The honest truth about miscarriage