North Anston mum pens book to help other parents coping with stillbirth

North Anston mum pens book to help other parents coping with stillbirth

By Adele Forrest | 20/11/2019

North Anston mum pens book to help other parents coping with stillbirth
Sarah and Peter Nelson with daughter Leonora (4)

A FIRST-time mum whose baby boy was stillborn has written a book to help other people who are coming to terms with the devastating loss.

Sarah and Peter Nelson’s first child, Joel, was stillborn at 40 weeks in 2014.

Now GP receptionist Sarah has joined forces with stillbirth and pregnancy charity, Kicks Count, to publish her book in a bid to help others in the same situation.

All profits from Sarah’s book, Life After Stilllbirth, will be donated to the charity.

Sarah (35), of North Anston, said: “A lot has happened since I lost Joel. 

“The world around me has changed - my views, my expectations, my social circle and my family have all irrevocably changed.  

“I went home from hospital that October after losing Joel, armed with information - booklets, hospital leaflets and legal information - and I was sure all the answers would be found there, I would be okay and I would get through this.  

“But time carried on as it does and the information we received that day didn’t cover the rest of my life. It didn’t even cover the weeks after the funeral.  
“I decided I wanted to use my experience to help other people who find themselves on this journey of loss.  

“I am glad that the profits are going to a good cause and I hope it helps other families going through the pain of life after stillbirth.”

Elizabeth Hutton, chief executive of Kicks Count, said: “It is important to remember all those families affected by stillbirth so we are honoured to be working with Sarah to provide this new resource for parents who have been through the loss of a baby before birth. 

“It is a sad fact that 15 babies are born sleeping every single day in the UK.

“Stillbirth is a horrifying experience for any family to have to go through and the heartache doesn’t end when your baby is gone.  

“We hope that Sarah’s experience of life after stillbirth will help other families who are struggling to come to terms with their baby’s loss.”

Life after Stillbirth is available to order via priced at £10.99.