CRADLE would like to invite anyone who has been affected in some way by pregnancy loss to join us and others around the world for a Wave of Light on Friday 15th October at 7pm. Each light represents the different journeys and experiences of pregnancy loss and each one deserves a moment of reflection.
CRADLE is a UK based national charity that provides support to women and their families, before, during and following early pregnancy loss, up to 24 weeks. We are supported by a national team of early pregnancy loss ambassadors, all who have experienced pregnancy loss themselves.
We know that different types of pregnancy loss require different types of treatments, meaning different experiences and we want to make sure we are there to support each and every one. We also support families who have to make difficult decisions leading to TFMR (compassionate induction) and we are here when a fertility treatment doesn’t go to plan. Because every pregnancy matters.
We run a local service at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead and also offer support through our local Facebook Group (search on Facebook ‘CRADLE’ Newcastle) and through a number of therapy projects. One of our Ambassadors in Gateshead, Gemma, was keen to share her story with you;
“My husband and I have experienced 7 losses under the care of the QE in Gateshead. We’re extremely fortunate and grateful to have had our little girl at the QE as well. The recurrent losses have taken their toll on my mental health and there has been limited emotional support available over the years. That is, until the wonderful team at the QE Women’s Clinic pointed me in the direction of CRADLE after my last loss in August 2020, when the services were first launched. The counselling, community and support that CRADLE offered me has been transformative, and they’ve given me the tools I need to manage my wellbeing daily. I feel so strongly about the importance of early pregnancy loss support that I began volunteering as a CRADLE Ambassador at the QE in 2020. CRADLE understands that every pregnancy matters and as such provide practical and emotional support to everyone who experiences this heart-breaking situation. I will be forever grateful for the partnerships between the QE and CRADLE, and for them being there when I needed them most.”
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