Talking Out Loud

Jasmine’s Story by Mum Holly Coe

Jasmine’s Story by Mum Holly Coe

On the 7th October 2015 at 36 weeks and 5 days pregnant I noticed that I hadn’t felt Jasmine (my second child) moving as usual on the evening and went…

Sands is the UK’s leading baby loss charity

Sands is the UK’s leading baby loss charity

For the first month of Our Sam’s ‘Talking out Loud’ blog posts, we are delighted to have Sands as our spotlight organisation. If you go to our Podcast section, you…

Why do bereaved parents need support?

Why do bereaved parents need support?

From New magazine July 2021 In July 2021, journalist Kim Willis wrote a piece for ‘New’ magazine, following an in-depth interview with Our Sam Founder Philippa Davies about Philippa’s own…

Having children isn’t the be-all and end-all!

Having children isn’t the be-all and end-all!

“Why are you so desperate to be a Mum?” This is a question I’ve been asked on many occasions by Counsellors, GPs, colleagues, family and friends. As a writer and…

The Best Present

The Best Present

During lockdown, I, like many, have spent more time on Social Media. Facebook, for all its down sides, is great for bringing people together. I’ve watched so many nomination posts…

The Importance of understanding

The Importance of understanding

An old friend came to see me yesterday. I hadn’t see her for 10 years. I knew she had lost a baby boy, who was born asleep before I’d ever…