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Telling It Over Again

In each re-telling there comes a little bit of healing, a little more acceptance of the reality of our loss. In each re-telling there comes another acknowledgement, of the uniqueness of the ...

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On Being a Companion

Companioning is about honouring the spirit; It is not about focusing on the intellect. Companioning is about curiosity; It is not about expertise. Companioning is about learning from others; It is ...

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Mother’s Day - Two Perspectives

A mother’s perspective Your baby has died. Amongst all of the suffocating grief you are feeling, you wonder if you are still a mother? If you refer to yourself as a mum, you feel like a fraud. But...

A Life Too Short

With the birth of my first child, A beautiful baby boy, It was said that the gods had smiled, My life now filled with joy. A life that was so innocent, A soul that was so pure, An unconditional ...

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Karin’s Story: Surviving a Miscarriage

When my husband and I first talked about having children, we imagined many things: how it would feel to take that pregnancy test, holding our hands on my tummy to feel the baby kick, my emotional outb...

Men Do Cry

My story starts a while back now, and I have learnt something very important from it, and it’s a lesson I will always remember. When my Dad died in 1991, I was determined that I wouldn’t cry. It ...

It’s Not Meant to be Like This

My name is Paul. My wife, Mari, and I are parents of Harrison, Mia, Lachlan and Poppy. Harrison is 6, Mia is eternally 5 days old, Lachlan forever 4 days old and Poppy is 18 months old. Mia & La...

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Changed - Living with Stillbirth

My world changed the instant that we found out that our first child was going to be stillborn. Everything fell apart. Very little seemed to help me cope except the love and support of my family and fr...

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Memories of Zachary

Over 5 years ago my daughter gave birth to my third and fourth grandchildren, identical twin boys, however Zachary died before birth. I have a section of a display cupboard in my lounge room that has ...

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