How to cope after
During Baby Loss Awareness Week, Nicola Gaskin, who lost a baby son and had two miscarriages, tells LISA SALMON about life after such a bereavement
EVERY year, thousands of people in the UK are affected by the death of a baby or experience pregnancy loss – one in four women lose their baby during pregnancy, birth or soon after.
To acknowledge this, a collaboration of more than 60 charities runs Baby Loss Awareness Week (October 9-15) to help raise awareness of what these parents and families are going through.
Nicola Gaskin knows only too well the pain of losing a baby, both before and after birth. She lost her son, Winter, the day after he was born, and went on to have two miscarriages before finally giving birth to a healthy baby daughter, Raven, now aged one.
Nicola, 33, began recording her journey since her pregnancy with Winter on her blog One Day of Winter ( she’s now written the book
(Vermilion, £9.99) to help other bereaved parents and families navigate the huge range of intense emotions that come with the death of a baby.
Here she discusses ways to help parents cope better after the loss of a baby. and