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Overcoming the unacceptable stigma of child loss.

Updated: Apr 3, 2022

Women still face enormous stigma and shame when they lose a baby and they are often not encouraged to talk about their experience and loss. This can lead to isolation and disconnection, even from their partners and close family, and means that women end up trapped in their grief.

Whatever the circumstances surrounding the loss of a baby, every single mother deserves respectful and dignified support that acknowledges her loss. Society must encourage mothers to seek support for any psychological issues they may face, whilst empowering them to make future decisions.

Today we talk to Fia Sturgeon about her recent experiences with child loss, and how; despite significant challenges and mental health struggles, she has taken back control of her narrative.