When I had my miscarriage it took me by surprise how sad I was. It was a very painful and difficult time. Michelle was wonderful in allowing me to talk about how I felt openly. Michelle has a very warm and understanding approach and validated my feelings. I was also able to talk with Michelle some months after the event which meant a great deal as other people presumed I was ‘ok’ about it after time had passed. Michelle shows a genuine interest and concern for the people she is supporting. No thoughts or feelings are silly and she can provide a great deal of empathy. I have been so thankful for Michelle’s support to me at a time I needed it so much.
At a time in my life when I really felt I had nowhere to turn, Michelle appeared. To this day, I can remember where I was and how I felt speaking to her. She reached out to me and comforted me. Looking back, I was lost for a long time but Michelle listened, listened and listened some more whilst offering support along the way. I can't thank her enough for that time spent in her company and how she eased the pain and grief in my life. For that I will always be eternally grateful. Thank you.
Michelle was incredibly supportive. We spoke on the phone and kept in touch by text as well as meeting for coffee. I found it very helpful to talk things through with her. Michelle sent messages at difficult times of the year like Christmas and Easter when it was particularly tough, this was so kind and thoughtful. I didn't attend the support groups but Michelle always kept me informed when they were running should I have felt like attending. I still keep in touch with her now, 2 years after my pregnancy loss.
I first met Michelle shortly after my 3rd miscarriage. I was really struggling as my partner, friends and family didn't really understand the grief and fear I was feeling. Michelle was a huge help to me as she listened, cared and I finally had someone who actually understood my emotions. She reassured me that it was normal for me not to be ok and even bothered to acknowledge my due date a few months later. When I finally had a successful pregnancy a few years later, Michelle gave me some very useful advice to prepare me for the birth, both practically and for the emotions I may experience.
Michelle is totally dedicated to helping others. She wholeheartedly listens and hears your story and her genuine empathy is boundless and incredibly comforting. She has a great wealth of knowledge and experience of dealing with loss and is a uniquely special soul who can offer space and solace to those experiencing loss at any stage. I will be forever grateful for the hand and heart she offered me in my deepest grief.
Michelle helped me through the loss of my first baby. Put quite simply I was an absolute mess, and when my work changed my hours I was no longer able to attend the support group. I felt a bit lost, but Michelle was always there for me over the phone, and in person when needed. She offered unwavering support, and probably more importantly she was a shoulder to cry on and someone just to listen. And then... we got pregnant again. Pregnancy after loss, while being a happy experience, it was also one of the scariest and anxious times of my life. Michelle helped me get through it, and was one of the only people I trusted to talk to about it. She was, and is amazing. And even years later, I know she is still there. I'd now consider her more of a friend. I can't recommend her enough, the help she gave me was immeasurable.
I thought I was going out of my mind or suffering depression but the group taught me sadness is different. I was told it's normal to not be able to 'just get over it', even many months later.
These groups validated my guilt, anger and sadness in a way which made me feel much less lonely in my grief. I often reflect on things others said at sessions which have massively helped me. Particularly on those days when I feel a little ambushed by multiple pregnancy loss.