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Born Sleeping

A few weeks before Christmas a friend of mine gave birth to a much-wanted baby son. Sadly, her little lad was "born sleeping." While the rest of us were getting ready for the joys of Christmas and the festive season, she and her partner were organising their precious baby's funeral. 

 

Did you know that seventeen women every single day will experience the tragedy of discovering that the lovingly prepared cot in the nursery at home will not be slept in, that the future that beckoned so brightly is not to be. An organisation called The Seventeen is calling for a review into current care systems to reduce pregnancy and infant mortality rates.  I've just signed a petition to call for change - I cannot imagine what it is like to lose a baby, but I do know the joy of giving birth to my own beautiful babies and recent events have made me realise afresh how fortunate I have been. My heart goes out to those seventeen mothers who are suffering a tragic loss today - and tomorrow, and the next day...

 

If you would like to sign the petition too, here is the link:


http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/department-of-health-review-current-care-systems-in-place-in-the-uk-to-reduce-pregnancy-and-infant-mortality-rates?share_id=FTmBEyOdZL&utm_campaign=signature_receipt&utm_medium=email&utm_source=share_

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28.12 | 07:41

This wonderful blog has summed up the true meaning of A Christmas Day. Once the dread of a restricted day had sunk in, other ways were invented. Thank you

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22.12 | 09:20

So sorry to hear that Brian is in hospital. It would be bad at any time but at present....... It must be true agony for you. You'll both be in my thoughts. xx

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22.08 | 02:02

Karen,

I'll be able to help you with information on the usher's as Thomas Henry Usher is my aunt's ancestor as well can you please email me so we can talk

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22.08 | 02:00

Hi Karen,

I thought I would try again to see if I can get a response from you again please email me so we can talk further. My email is: lol-emma@live.com.au

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