Tag Archive for Loss

Breaking the Silence

In recent weeks the topic of miscarriage and infertility has become widespread news; all as a result of social media King, Mark Zuckerman’s astonishing announcement that he too has suffered the pain of recurrent miscarriage with his wife, Priscilla. This highlighted the reality that miscarriage can happen to anyone, and it does! In fact the current statistics state one in… Read more →

Going Home

I have now lived in the United Kingdom for eight years, but my home town is Redcliffe, a seaside town just north of Brisbane, Australia. Being so far away from my parents and friendships of old can be difficult at times. Sometimes it feels as though my life has been split into two pieces. The one before I left and… Read more →

Everyone is Talking about Mark Zuckerberg

This week I read several articles featuring Mark Zuckerberg (CEO and founder of Facebook). He and his wife are pregnant! However, they have also experienced the loss and anguish of multiple miscarriages.  He bravely made a very public statement about their losses and the pain that they went through on their fertility journey.   It is wonderful to hear that… Read more →

Angel Breaths

What if  ‘lost angels’ were watching and protecting us? I recently came across a delightful book, ‘Angel Breaths’ by Sherrie Lowe an experienced author of now six novels and two memoirs.  Honestly, I found this book under the theme pregnancy loss and miscarriage, but it is far more fantastical than a reality story. Sherrie Lowe eloquently tells the story through the eyes of a ‘lost… Read more →

How to kill a conversation…

There is a certain kind of awkwardness that sometimes arises in conversations when asked whether I have children – a family. ‘I am married’, is my standard response, hoping this closes off further enquiry. Nonetheless, many will continue to probe, asking: ‘kids?’ Of course there is nothing truly intrusive with this question. A simple ‘no’ and moving onto a new… Read more →

Defying my Limitations

Many women and men are facing infertility every day. In fact Resolve (the National Infertility Organisation) quote that 7.4 million women (11.9%) have received fertility treatments, and that 1 in 8 couples in the US have trouble getting pregnant or sustaining a pregnancy. So, essentially there are women all around us facing daily roadblocks, hurdles and obstacles and potentially being… Read more →

Finding my Rainbow

The release of my first published work is both exciting and daunting! I’m opening up my life, my feelings, and my emotions to the public; to friends, family and acquaintances, something that doesn’t necessarily come easy to me. Bizarrely, it seems more comfortable having my story on paper, writing it down and letting others read it, rather than trying to… Read more →

An Heir and a Spare

The Duchess of Cambridge and her pregnancy have been the focal point for media attention worldwide, even before she actually conceived. First, there was the speculation as to whether she was or was not pregnant. Every time she touched her stomach it was a sure sign in the eyes of the media. The public expected an immediate pregnancy after that spectacular wedding.… Read more →