Right from the outset you could see that this was a very special occasion for very special mums and dads. People weren't afraid to talk about their loss - in fact, they welcomed discussion about it - and you felt like you were in the company of those who really wanted to make a difference, to raise awareness of baby loss so that the right amount of funding and research could be ploughed into the field to, one day, make the death of a baby a thing of the past.
Being surrounded by so many incredibly brave people was pretty overwhelming. Besides a couple of miscarriages early on in pregnancy, which was obviously upsetting, I have not experienced first-hand the horror of losing a baby. It's a field that I voluntarily plunged myself into to write this book, and so being in the company of people whose bravery far surpassed that of anybody else I know was enough to make me feel more than a little inadequate.