October is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month and today’s guest is going to share a story with us all that will undoubtedly have you reaching for the tissues and holding your babies tighter that normal. This was one of the hardest interviews I have done but it is such an important topic because it is very likely that you or someone you know will have been affected by it. Unfortunately stillbirth isn’t rare, the statistics in Australia alone are 1 in 120. In November last year, the unthinkable happened to Emma Bowes – her fourth pregnancy, a healthy pregnancy, resulted in her baby girl Elke pixie being stillborn at 36 weeks – with no explanation. Elke’s story aims to give people a better understanding of how to support their friends who have experienced baby loss and how important it is to monitor the movements of our little babes-in-womb.
As mentioned in the episode, in-lieu of receiving presents for her upcoming 40th birthday, Emma has decided to raise funds for Still Aware and you can contribute here.