Introduction

Letters to Henry, is a blog about our journey to parenthood and learning to live with the loss of our little boy Henry Peter Maggs who was born sleeping on the 26th April 2018.

I was 39 weeks pregnant with Henry who had a strong heartbeat up until the day before his birth, my waters broke on Tuesday 24th April while in the hospital. Unfortunately by Thursday 26th when they took me to induce me Henry showed no signs of a heartbeat.

I decided to start this blog in his honour, to remember Henry and write all the words I feel and want to say to him, but also to raise awareness and make others aware of the facts around stillbirth, how common this is and how many people it affects. As I have found it is still somewhat a taboo subject and not something many talk about.

I feel in honouring our little boy if I can help raise awareness or assist in ensuring one other family does not have to go through the grief we have experienced then I will be making him proud.

If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever.

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