The birth of a baby is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and wonderful experiences any parent can have. 

On December 8, 2013 Teresa and her husband welcomed their first child into the world. It was a little girl and they called her Leonie Ellen Kidd.

"This was my first pregnancy I just believed it would be plain sailing.” And for Teresa her pregnancy was just that, until little baby Leonie was stillborn.

The midwives gave the family a memory box provided by the charity Sands (a stillbirth and neonatal death charity which offers support to anyone who has been affected by the death of a baby).  Sands soon became an intergal part of Teresa’s life. Every month she attends her local Sands group in Cookstown, where she spends time with other people who have been bereaved by child loss. Continue reading