How to Use the Directory

Welcome to the Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Infant Loss Directory. This blog is maintained by volunteers to act like a "telephone book" for blogs dealing with the loss of a baby. It is open to anyone who has ever lost a baby in any way - we do not discriminate by age of your baby or circumstance of your loss. If you think you belong here, then we think you belong here.

When you submit your blog, it is manually added to the list, so it may take some time for it to appear on the list. When you submit your information as requested below, it is easier to spot those emails that have been redirected into the spam mail.

Blogs are listed by category of loss. This is to help you find blogs that deal with circumstances that may be similar to yours. That being said, it can be a moving and healing experience to read the blogs of people who's loss is not similar to yours. You are welcome to read any of the blogs listed here.

Though there could be literally thousands of categories of loss, we have created 4 broad categories: before 20 weeks, after 20 weeks, after birth, and medical termination. Please note that most blogs dealing with extreme prematurity are listed in the "after birth" category even though the gestational age might suggest a different category.

As a warning to those feeling particularly fragile, many of the blogs listed here discuss living children or subsequent pregnancies. In the sidebar links, those blogs are usually marked with an asterisk(*). However, the circumstances of individual bloggers will change, and sometimes the listings do not get updated. It is possible to encounter pictures of living children or pregnant bellies on the blogs listed here.

We also have a list of resources (books), online links, and online publications that you may find useful. Scroll all the way to the bottom of the page to see the full listing of links.

We are so sorry the loss of a beloved child has brought you here. We hope that you will find some solace within the community that has gathered.
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Friday, August 31, 2007

Hospital says sorry after baby death

Hospital says sorry after baby death
Aug 22 2007
By Michael Corley

A MUM whose baby was stillborn at Warwick Hospital is battling for compensation after finally winning an apology from hospital chiefs.

Mother-of-four Deborah Linster-Ali, aged 38, of Cawston, near Rugby, has finally spoken out about her three-year ordeal following the death of her son Jacob. He was delivered stillborn at Warwick Hospital. Though South Warwickshire General Hospitals NHS Trust finally apologised last month, Deborah says she is still struggling to come to terms with her loss and that nothing will ease her grief.

She said: "I can't ever go back to Warwick.
"Even driving towards the town on the A46 makes me feel physically sick and angry.
"The whole system from start to finish let me down."

She decided to speak out about her ordeal to highlight the first Birth Trauma Awareness Day held last Saturday. Organised by the Birth Trauma Association, she hopes it will give other parents the support she felt she lacked in 2004.

Deborah visited the hospital for a planned induction, but was sent home because the unit was too busy.

She returned the following morning, but was sent to a day centre where she waited until midday to be seen.

A CTG trace (used to monitor the baby's heartbeat) was supposed to be checked by a doctor before Deborah was given the labour-inducing drug, prostaglandin.

But according to hospital records, this check does not appear to have happened. More

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