Hello. I’m Francesca and I live in deepest darkest Surrey with my husband Kyle and our cat Margot.
Sadly we’ve lost four babies over the past 13 months at various stages of early pregnancy from six to 12 weeks, each one an indescribable heartbreak.
Like anyone who has experienced loss, I have a tonne of feelings that I am struggling to make sense of. I’m not expecting many people to read this blog or to suddenly become a baby loss influencer but writing is something that helps me grieve.
This isn’t a manual that will guide you through baby loss, nothing can do that, but it’s everything miscarriage has taught me about hope, heartbreak, loss and love. Along with Kyle, Grief has been my steady companion for over a year and I’d like us all to get better at acknowledging its existence.
If you’re reading this because you’ve had a miscarriage, I am so sorry. It’s shit. If you’re reading this but haven’t experienced baby loss, I hope this will give you some insight into what is still a little talked about topic.
Beyond my current life of alternating between being pregnant and not, I’m a musician by training, communications professional (who can’t use WordPress) and an aspiring eternal tourist. I love opera and I think life is all the poorer for not being accompanied by a full orchestra.