News and Blogs

Read the latest news, events and updates from Cruse Scotland – plus blogs written by in-house and partner experts covering the complex landscape of grief, death and bereavement.

Pregnancy and Baby Loss Resources

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Why did Losing my Pumpkin Feel like Losing my Baby Again?

Why did Losing my Pumpkin Feel like Losing my Baby Again?

Last year, Danielle shared her own story of miscarriage on the Cruse Scotland blog to help others going through a similar experience. For Baby Loss Awareness Week 2021, she reflects on how the simple act of growing, and losing, a pumpkin triggered feelings similar to her grief after miscarriage.

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Supporting a Friend After Baby Loss

Supporting a Friend After Baby Loss

After a friend suffers the trauma of miscarriage, it can be hard to know what to do or say. In this article, Cruse Scotland Area Manager, Nicola Reed, offers advice about how to support someone grieving for their baby.

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Pregnancy and Baby Loss Resources

Pregnancy and Baby Loss Resources

This is a list we will keep adding to as resources come to our attention. We hope you find comfort in other people's stories - as well as further information, advice and support. 

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The Silence of Miscarriage

The Silence of Miscarriage

Nicola Reed, Cruse Scotland’s Area Manager for the North and East, explores the silences enveloping miscarriage and the complex feelings that parents, grandparents, siblings and friends may experience.

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Men’s Experience of Miscarriage

Men’s Experience of Miscarriage

In this article, Danielle Cooper-Lowden, a Cruse Scotland Volunteer and graduate of the MSc Counselling course from Abertay, Dundee, discusses the subject of her Masters project: fathers’ experience of child loss through miscarriage and stillbirth.

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Grieving in a Global Pandemic

Grieving in a Global Pandemic

Cruse Scotland Volunteer, Graham Stevenson, outlines how the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic is affecting bereavement, and shares some tips for connecting, reaching out, coping with difficult emotions and looking after yourself during these difficult times.

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The Impact of Transitions and How to Cope with Them

The Impact of Transitions and How to Cope with Them

Transitions in life can cause emotional disruption, even if they bring about positive changes. The death of a loved one inevitably causes major transitions, in terms of one’s role, identity, meaning and lifestyle. In this article, Cruse Scotland volunteer, Saboohi Gill, explores the psychological impacts of transitions and offers tips on how to cope with life’s challenges and changes.

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Delayed Grief

Delayed Grief

Cruse Scotland volunteer, Lilian McDade, reflects on her own experience of delayed grief and encourages others to seek support – even if grief surfaces decades after a bereavement.

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Baby Loss Awareness: Danielle's Story

Baby Loss Awareness: Danielle's Story

Originally written for Baby Loss Awareness Week 2020, one of our volunteer counsellors, Danielle, shares her own story of miscarriage to help us all open up about this difficult but sadly far-too-common experience.

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