#misCOURAGE stories

Heartbreaking stories. Devastating stories. The miscarriage story needs to change. That’s why we’ve created Tommy’s Book of #misCOURAGE. With these stories we will help spread the word that miscarriage can no longer be ignored.

Heartbreaking stories. Devastating stories. The miscarriage story needs to change. That's why we've created Tommy's book of #misCOURAGE. Read this story now and help spread the word that miscarriage can no longer be ignored. Help us change the story to save babies' lives.

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  • Rainbow baby

    A bruise on my heart forever

    I lost two babies. Its a deeply hidden pain, we don't wear a badge saying 'I lost a baby'.

  • Miscarriage

    Hiding the broken heart

    You never begrudge the blessing of others having children, but it hurts.

  • Flowers

    Love never ends

    I knew instantly I knew that my baby was gone. I went straight to the out-of-hours doctors who I explained everything too.

  • Flowers

    In Another Life

    In another life there would be one of the following: a 15 month old, a 6 month old, a newborn, or a 12 week bump, as well as my beautiful and precious 6 year old child.

  • New shoots

    Here one day gone the next

    In truth, I wanted to scream at the world that I had lost one of the most important people I would never know.

  • Story of Miscourage

    Bad Friday

    Good Friday was not Good Friday. It was Bad Friday. It was the day we found out our baby had stopped growing and didn’t have a heartbeat.

  • Missed Miscarriage

    Beauty in the unspoken tragedy

    For a non maternal person you changed me overnight. I loved you, I talked to you. You may as well know your Mum's a fruit loop early on.

  • Wild flowers.

    Deja vu

    I've had two miscarriages on the same day, one year apart.

  • Flowers

    This Day

    This day one year ago was one that I will never be able to forget. The day I lost my baby. So many things went wrong with the pregnancy and this was the final heartbreak.

  • Karl McPherson with Elijah and wife Emma (Photo: Lennox Herald)

    ‘Five miscarriages. Five babies we’ll never meet. Five goodbyes before hello’

    Karl McPherson is taking on an incredible fundraising challenge. Cycling to five ski centres, covering over 320 miles and climbing almost the vertical height of Everest to raise money for Tommy's miscarriage research.

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