The Personal Blog

A year of grief: What I’ve learned

A year of grief: What I’ve learned

I am not being dramatic when I say that this last year has been the worst of my life. And I know that's a miserable way to start this blog. But it's the honest truth. You see (for those who don't know), this time last year, I heard the words that no one wants to hear:...

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Today was my due date

Today was my due date

It was around a year ago that my husband and I started trying for a baby. I fell pregnant fairly quickly, at least compared to the year that it took us to conceive Oliver. But as I got excited about the future and what our life would look like come the end of March...

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The Elephant in the Room About my Pregnancy Collages

The Elephant in the Room About my Pregnancy Collages

It’s time for me to address the elephant in the room when it comes to my pregnancy collages. During my first pregnancy, I was excited to capture my changing bump. Every two to three weeks I would set my camera up on a tripod, get dressed in the same clothes as before...

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I’m practically famous!

I’m practically famous!

OK... maybe not. But I have featured in three different publications in the last two weeks and I'm pretty proud about that. On Armistice Day 2020, I featured on the front page of the Bristol Post and also within the Western Daily Press for an article that talked about...

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Understanding the emotional impact of baby loss

Understanding the emotional impact of baby loss

This blog post was originally a Facebook Live video interview within Gloucestershire Families, a group designed to provide regular useful content for families of all shapes and sizes. Katie: Hello and welcome. Today's topic is related to Baby Loss Awareness Week 2020...

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What to expect after losing your baby

What to expect after losing your baby

As part of my mission to support Baby Loss Awareness Week 2020, I published a survey to help me gather together the experiences of families who have gone through the hurt of losing a baby. For some, it was a one off; others a recurrent event. Lots went on to have...

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Baby Loss Awareness Week 2020

Baby Loss Awareness Week 2020

Today marks the start of Baby Loss Awareness week in the UK. And whilst it has been a topic that I have been passionate about talking about and reducing the stigma of ever since I became a mother, the cause has recently become one very close to my heart. It has been...

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A new partnership I can be proud of

A new partnership I can be proud of

Bringing children into this world is one of the most precious experiences that any parent will go through. Pregnancy, that sleepy newborn phase, birthday after birthday: as much as we may wish they would, none of these cherished moments last forever. So I take pride...

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One in Four: A Sensitive Subject

One in Four: A Sensitive Subject

Please be aware that this post discusses a topic that some may find difficult. Most people seeing this test result would feel excitement. Especially those who know the anticipation, frustrations and obsessions with TTC - or trying to conceive. The faintest line can...

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Katie is a lovely person and made me feel totally at ease during my maternity photoshoot, which I was a little apprehensive about! The pictures are gorgeous and something to treasure forever.

Rosie

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