Uk news 'Our world stopped turning' Scots mum speaks out on baby loss to help others MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - Beautiful baby Arran Campbell passed away in July leaving his family devastated.
Breaking News ! A Scots mum whose 'world stopped turning' after the horror of stillbirth is on a mission to end the stigma around baby loss and help others enduring a similar ordeal. Angela Kenney was 'naive' to the devastation baby loss causes, tuntil her unborn child's heart stopped beating on June 30 this year. The 36-year-old from East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire, her partner, Gordon Campbell, 39, and elder son, Ben, seven, never got to make memories with baby, Arran who was stillborn on July 1. Angela Kenney and Gordon Campbell with their seven-year-old son, Ben. (Image: Handout) Read More Related Articles How to get the latest Scottish news stories sent straight to your inbox with our newsletters Read More Related Articles Urgent appeal to find Scots teenager missing overnight Amid dealing with the grief of losing beautiful Arran at around 40 weeks, the couple have bravely broken their silence to mark the end of Baby Loss Week. Paralegal, Angela told the Record: "We can't change what happened or make memories with Arran. "Soon after he was born we took lots of photos, had casts made of his hands and feet and ink presses of his handprints. "I have a lock of his hair and the towel and soap used to bathe him. "That's all we have of Arran. "If we can make a positive out of our sadness and help other families then it's all for the greater good." Casts of Arran's hand and foot (Image: Angela Kenney) After a stress-free pregnancy and birth with, Ben, the couple looked forward to the arrival of baby number two. Alarm bells started ringing at around 37 weeks when Angela was told she had too much amniotic fluid; the fluid that surrounds and protects an embryo while it is growing in the uterus. Four days later, during a follow up appointment at Wishaw General Hospital, medics told Angela that there was no heartbeat. Arran was delivered the next day and laid to rest on July 15. Only 20 mourners could attend his funeral under Covid-19 restrictions . Doctors couldn't mind a heartbeat for Arran Campbell who was delivered in July. (Image: Handout) Read More Related Articles DWP could give parents up to £605 every month to help with extra costs of raising a child Holding back the tears Angela added: "The whole thing was a blur. "You can't believe what's happening, it's like an outer body experience that you can't put into words.
. "Wishaw staff were amazing but the whole thing was horrendous." In the months that followed Arran's passing Angela admits she barely left the house. The mum-of-two feared conversations with those unaware of the tragedy.
Ink presses for Arran's family to remember him by
(Image: Angela Kenney)
"I shied away from it all," Angela said. "You don't know what to say, and other people don't know what to say to you. "Really, you shouldn't have to shy away from what's your reality. "People might not want to see photos of Arran because, to them, it's a photo of a dead baby. "But to me, he's beautiful and it's all I have. "Arran will always be a part of my life. "That's why it's so important to get rid of the stigma around baby loss and why we wanted to speak out to mark Baby Loss Awareness Week."
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Angela and Gordon launched a GoFundMe page to raise money for two cuddle cots; one for the maternity unit at Wishaw General Hospital and the other for Henry Dorricott Funeral Services, who work closely with the unit. A cuddle cot is a cooling mattress that stops a baby's body deteriorating, and can be placed in a cot or pram; allowing parents to stay with their baby. Of their £3,000 target, almost £1,500 has been raised in just seven days. Visit the GoFundMe page to donate. Baby Loss Awareness Week runs from October 9 to 15 each year. Head to Stillbirth neonatal and death (SANDS) website for more information an support.
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