In loving memory of Abigail

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I want other families to know that miscarriage and stillbirths are more common than we think. Supporting families who have experienced this can be as easy as saying their names. I love talking about Abigail and hearing her name.

Abigail Violet Walton was beautiful. Her big sister Charlotte was excited to welcome her into the world. We dreamt that she would be like her big sister, someone who wants to help people.

It wasn’t to be. On the 4 of July beautiful Abigail was stillborn. We were told she had Fetal Hydrops. Her little heart was under developed and fluid had left her blood stream and gone into her stomach and heart.

The hospital provided us with information about Red Nose and I have found reading other parent stories very helpful during my grief.

I want other families to know that miscarriage and stillbirths are more common than we think. Supporting families who have experienced this can be as easy as saying their names. I love talking about Abigail and hearing her name.

Abigail will remain part of our lives. We plan on lighting a candle on her first birthday and to include her in my and her father, Craig’s wedding we will be adding touches of violet and have asked guests to do the same.

Reaching out for support is incredibly important. If you’ve experienced a loss, know that you are not alone. The first few months are so hard, but with help you will get through it.


Last reviewed: 20/6/24