A grieving mother has spoken about the guilt she feels from losing her baby during a home birth.
UK mum, Aimee Green, gave birth to Luna Valentina’s but soon after the umbilical cord ruptured and despite the new born baby being immediately rushed to hospital, nothing could be done to save her.
‘I kept saying sorry to everyone as I didn’t know what to do to make them feel better,’ Aimee wrote.
‘They would come over and drown me in hugs and kisses but all I could say was I’m so sorry.
‘It was my fault, why did I have a home birth, why didn’t I listen to them all and have a hospital birth, why was she a happy baby for 11 hours of labour but not the last few minutes?
‘What had I done? How was I going to apologise to Ryan? What if he falls out of love with me? I can’t lose him as well? My family hate me…’ Read her full blog here.
The brave young couple have shared their heartbreaking loss to help families in similar situations rebuild their lives.
Luna’s Fund will offer a range of services and financial support to other bereaved parents.
MoM’s recently shared what they wish people knew about miscarriage and pregnancy loss – Read their thoughts here.
If you are struggling with a recent loss there are a few support networks to reach out to below
The Pink Elephants
Bears Of Hope Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support
Grief Support: 1300 11 HOPE
PANDA National Helpline (Mon to Fri, 9am – 7.30pm AEST) Call 1300 726 306
24 hours a day, 365 days a year (including Christmas Day) by dialling 1300 072 637
Lifeline 13 11 14
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