Last Friday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, posted that he and his wife Priscilla were expecting a baby girl. He also revealed that they had suffered three miscarriages in their journey to get a baby. That post was extremely personal and it has done so much good. It is helping create awareness on miscarriages and letting couples who have been there to feel less alone. I was so thrilled to log onto Facebook and Twitter and find I had been tagged by friends thrice on that post. I have been writing about miscarriages for 2 years now; sharing the stories of our loss and grief. For the last two weeks we have been having this conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #StillAMum and I have received amazing feedback – the conversation goes on every Thursday from 10am. To see Zuckerberg share their personal struggles is extremely encouraging. Why? Because we need to talk about this taboo topic and encourage other women to talk about their experiences. Here are several reasons why we should talk about miscarriages. [Read more…]
Losing a loved one changes your world completely. It makes even the strongest people an emotional wreck. I have dealt with grief a couple of times in my life. That’s the trouble with age – as you grow old, you lose loved ones. You lose grandparents, uncles, aunties, good friends and over time you begin to realize just how fickle life is. Two losses have stood out for me: the death of my dad and that of my baby.
When you start the year, you never know what awaits you in the months to come. You hope that the year will bring you great days and beautiful moments. You never anticipate the grief and sadness you might face. And when that grief comes, it feels like someone kicked you in the stomach.
A month ago, we lost our baby. One day I was 20 weeks pregnant and the next I was not pregnant anymore.