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Be part of something amazing

Photographers! Have you read Will Cheung’s review of the Samsung SSD T5? It’s on page 55 of this month’s issue of Professional Photo, but more importantly, our advert is on the opposite page.

Have you submitted your application yet?

Please click  HERE to find out more information about volunteering for us as a photographer.

Be part of something amazing.

Good luck!

#remembrance #photography #makingadifference #volunteer #babyloss#stillbirth


RMB Needs You

If you are a regular reader of Professional Photo, you may have spotted that we’re appealing for photographers to volunteer.

Our first application has now been received – perhaps her reasons for wanting to get involved might help YOU make up your mind.

“I was deeply moved by your advert and felt I could identify with RMB’s work.

As well as being a wedding photographer, I am a community nurse and also have lost many pregnancies.

Consequently this role touches me on many levels, professionally, vocationally and personally.

As a nurse I am acutely aware of the confidentiality, sensitivity and professionalism required for work like this.

To have such a devastating event documented must provide great comfort to these parents. I have friends who’ve benefited from this. I also have geriatric patients who never got to see their lost babies, let alone spend time with them, and live with that grief their entire lives. Even in their 80’s and 90’s these women talk to me about their profound loss and still feel enormous grief on remembering it.

I believe whole heartedly that the culture around this subject must change and RMB is evidently playing an important role in recognising that and actually making a difference.

If I don’t meet the standards you’re looking for, then I would just like to say how much admiration I have for what this charity does and that it has affected me profoundly to even consider what you do. Incredible.”

Please click HERE for more information about becoming a RMB Volunteer Photographer.

Issue 139 on sale now.

#remembrance #photography #makingadifference #volunteer #babyloss#stillbirth



Another sad milestone reached

Right in the middle of Babyloss Awareness Week, Remember My Baby has reached another milestone.

We have now had the honour and privilege of meeting one thousand five hundred families, to whom remembrance photography has been gifted, free of charge from Volunteer Photographers across the UK.

1,500 families.

We are so grateful for our incredible Volunteers who are so selfless, showing a deep generosity of spirit, meeting families in the darkest days of their lives, and capturing the most precious images a family will have of their lost baby.

We are so grateful for the MWs and other Health Professionals who look after these families and make them aware of RMB’s free service.

We are also grateful for our Volunteer Digital Retouchers who assist many of our Photographers and also edit non-RMB images for parents for whom RMB came too late, or who were not aware of the service we provide.

Just over 3 years, around 230 volunteers, over 130 hospitals, hospices and funeral homes, and 1,500 families.

Our hearts break.

#volunteer #photographer #remembrance #photography #babyloss #makingadifference #stillbirth #babylossawarenessweek #BLAW #midwives


A bereaved mother’s lovely account of midwives

Clair is married to Huw her rock (together 27 years) and she is a mum to 4 boys… Aiden, baby no 2 was stillborn at 39 weeks in 2005.

“So… #babyloss. As promised, here is the start of my awareness posts this week… I usually go all out with statistics and real stories and how to help people when a baby dies, etc… This year is going to be different! This year isn’t going to be so much about the grief and trauma and sadness that stays with you forever. This year is going to be about the positive things I’ve discovered in the world since going through a parents worst nightmare…

Now I’m not totally losing the plot here, well not today! And by no means am I saying that dreadful phrase “Everything happens for a reason.” I guess I’m just reflecting and feeling greatful…

So onto my point…

When your baby dies, your world literally falls apart. Hopes, dreams, plans, all come crashing down and absolutely nothing feels real! You don’t know what you want, what you think, what’s best, what’s the right thing to do, to feel, to say. There’s nothing except numbness and shear hope and prayers (if you’re that way inclined) that someone was wrong or it’s all a dream…

Yet you have choices to make… Really bloody important ones! Go home and wait for labour or have an induction… Pain relief or not… Post mortem or not…. Blood tests? Cremation or burial… Which funeral home? Blessing for the baby or not… name? How do u want the baby delivered?… Do u want to see him? How long will we stay? How the hell do we tell parents, friends, family and our 5 year old? How on earth do we start to make these choices when all you really want is your baby to start wriggling again?

Well this is how… I was very lucky and had an amazing team of midwives to help us through… They were caring, considerate, sensitive, patient and understanding…

From finding out our baby had died right the way through to saying goodbye, they were brilliant… I genuinely couldn’t have asked for better support and let’s be fair this isn’t why these women do this job!

They really want the joy of saying congratulations and helping women through the miracle of childbirth.. None of them come to work anticipating having to deliver such an unhappy outcome. This also isn’t the only baby they’re delivering during their shift. So going from us to a live birth to a complicated delivery to emergencies and back to us must be such an emotional and physical drain. You would never know what faces these superwomen outside of your room and all with long hours and no time to even wee/eat/drink in a 12 hour shift.

So today, I’m grateful beyond words for those women who train as midwives and help mums like me through the worst times as well as the best times and give their all to support us and our partners by asking the difficult questions.. helping us make a decision we won’t regret, taking the footprints and handprints, photographs and measurements, holding our hands, giving hugs and even crying with us.

I’m super grateful for awesome strong midwives who battle through all the difficulties in their shift and still find the strength to come back and do it all again tomorrow with a smile on their faces. xx


#RCM #midwifery #midwife #remembermybaby #remembrance #babyloss #stillbirth #BLAW #makingadifference #workingtogether


RMB secures a one place in the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon charity ballot


We are pleased to announce that Remember My Baby has secured one place in the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon charity ballot.

This is our first year of applying, so we are thrilled that we have been given this fabulous opportunity not only to raise funds for our charity, but also to further raise awareness about RMB too.

Applications for this place are now invited. So if you would like to be considered to represent RMB at the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon please read the information below for further details on how to register your interest.

Please note that all applications must be sent to [email protected] by midnight on Saturday 21st October 2017.

Thank you.

@LondonMarathon #LondonMarathon #Remembermybaby#raisingawareness

#VLM2018 #LondonMarathon2018 #RMB#Marathon #running #makingadifference

#workingtogether #babyloss#remembrance #photography #volunteers #stillbirth



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