“Mia was donor conceived after I decided to conceive a child as a single person. Myself and my close family and friends all felt connected to her while she was growing in my womb, and we all felt she had a very happy little spirit.”
"As a bereaved parent, I have found that people do not want to mention Katie for fear of upsetting me. So, if I don’t instigate the conversations, then no one would speak about her."
Tara and Shane's Story
For my husband Shane and me, finding out that I was pregnant with our first child together was a moment of pure bliss. At the 20-week scan, we heard a strong, beautiful heartbeat and found out that our baby was a boy. But the next day a phone call changed our lives.
Laura and Bryce's Story
I had no idea he would be anything other than a perfectly healthy baby at birth. I was 38 weeks pregnant when I was induced into labour as there were concerns he was on the smaller side. The nursery was ready. The car seat was installed. I’d finally gone on maternity leave. I was so ready to be a mother.
Jaimi Barrett's Story
“I never want to stop talking about Nash. That’s how we keep him alive, especially for our daughter, Iris. Everything I do is about keeping his name alive for her, because she will always be his big sister.”
Annette and Tony's Story
"Our beautiful Hayley was stillborn at full term. She was born on our wedding anniversary, so it makes the day even more special, a little sad but also happy. We always celebrate both her birthday and our anniversary."
Sarah and Josh's Story
My husband, Josh, says it’s always a good day when we get to talk about Thea, our baby daughter, and he’s so right. Just like parents of a living baby, we love talking about her. That’s why when we recently found out about Red Nose/Sands Say Their Name Day we wanted to be a part of it.
Amelia Grace's Story
When Olivia Grace was born, she looked just like her big sister, only much, much tinier. She was my third child, who we were so proud to call our daughter. Born at 23 weeks' gestation, Olivia’s heart beat for a full minute after she was born before she died in our arms.
Skye Reeve's Story
“I have so little left of Isobel, and so I really do value what I do have of her and that is that she was born, and she has a name and she lived. It’s important to me that has as much of a beautiful impact as it possibly can.”
Kim and Abigail's Story
“Abigail was our long-awaited second baby. I fell pregnant quickly with my first baby (Sienna, who is now 8 years old) – she was the stock-standard 40-week pregnancy. When we decided to try again, it took longer, and it wasn’t easy like the first time."