But there is no denying that suffering the death of a baby truly is a life-changing experience; and, for many parents, they emerge from the trauma a person unrecognisable from whom they once were.
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Marianne and Nathan’s experience has changed their outlook on life. “Live for today,” says Marianne. “My children are so precious.”
Emily’s losses have dramatically changed her attitude on life. “Before my miscarriages I was a career girl, climbing the ladder and earning good money
doing it. It was long hours, and stressful. I didn’t really enjoy it, but was planning on returning after maternity leave. “After my losses, I came to the conclusion that life is too short, having children is not a given and they are small for such a short time – so I became a full-time mother.
Mel and Baz found that their priorities had changed, that their outlook on life had
shifted since their loss. “Things that used to worry us became insignificant. I have much less patience with moaning people who don’t know what they have got. I can’t keep my mouth shut when people moan about their children, and sometimes will say ‘I would do anything to shout at my Finley because he has been naughty; you don’t know how lucky you are.’
- Excerpts from 'How I Came To Hold You'