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: