Coping after miscarriage

Miscarriages are surprisingly common but agonisingly heart-breaking. It is situation few of us would really think about until it actually happens. But the loss and grief felt can be so intense it almost takes your breath away. What is a miscarriage? A miscarriage is the spontaneous loss of a baby (foetus) during the time from

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Becoming an organ donor

Benjamin Franklin once said that there are only two things certain in life – taxes and death. Whilst we are all too readily prepared to talk and moan about our taxes we rarely broach the subject of death. We prefer to just get on with our lives and push the fact that we die to

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Life After a Miscarriage

Losing a baby during pregnancy can be a devastating experience. The grief that follows is all too real, and a great deal of support will be needed to help you through the painful days and weeks that follow. Miscarriages are generally not random events – they happen for a reason, and most occur because of

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Supporting a partner after miscarriage

A miscarriage is one of the most traumatic events that can happen in a woman’s life and supporting a partner after miscarriage is equally as hard. It is also distressing for the father and the physical and emotional pain for the mother is beyond most people comprehension. Losing a child at any time can be

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Building self-esteem

Everyone has opinions about the type of person you are. These opinions are at the heart of self-esteem and affect how you value yourself. Beliefs about yourself can change in your life as a result of experiences and circumstances and a low self- esteem will result in negative beliefs meaning you may focus too much on your

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stress and anxiety

Do stress and anxiety cause memory loss?

Everyone has moments of forgetfulness, some much more than others, and generally it isn’t anything to worry about. But if you are concerned that memory loss is affecting your life take some time to reflect on why this might be the case. Memory loss is a common symptom of stress and anxiety and if you

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