I am a midwifery student who has unfortunately experienced the horrors of an unexpected stillbirth. It has been about a year but I still struggle to deal with the memories associated with that day.
The birth of Jensen has affected me more than any of the other births that I have seen. It has taught me that life is an amazing gift that should not be taken for granted and that the sound of a baby’s first cry is the sweetest sound ever heard.
To all the families out there who have lost a child to stillbirth, you are so unbelievably strong. I can’t begin to imagine what it is like to lose a child before they have ever lived. Your ability to keep going and live your lives is inspiring and it reminds me that we, as humans, are able to deal with such heartache and loss.
I just wanted to thank Claire Foord and the dedicated team from still aware for all the amazing work that they do to promote the importance of monitoring baby’s movements in pregnancy.
Written by Anais Giblot-Ducray