No, not baby season for me…before you ask! I've had my seasons of babies. Chrissie is nearly 16 and Tom will be 18 soon. I can't believe how the time flies. It does seem to be baby season at QVC at the moment. Sara Griffiths had her baby not long ago, Claudia Sylvester is weeks away from welcoming the latest arrival to the Sylvester household, AJ who is one of our fabulous floor managers is expecting her first baby and there seems to be several others throughout the business who have been glowing with the excitement of pregnancy.
No doubt it is a wonderful and monumental time but for some, sadly, the joy of pregnancy ends in tragedy. Sophia Mason is one of our beauty guests at QVC. I recently discovered her sad story but also what a courageous and remarkable woman she is. Her beautiful baby Chloe was stillborn just last year. Sophia has overcome so much in her life already and facing this must have been the hardest thing a mother could ever have to do but she has tackled it head on and decided to do something very positive in Chloe's memory. It's called 'Chloe's Count the Kicks Campaign' and full details can be found here www.count-the-kicks.org.uk and I would urge anyone expecting a baby or anyone who knows someone expecting a baby to take a look. What Sophia and her family had to go through is unimaginable. Nearly 20 babies a day in the UK are lost through stillbirth or die shortly after being born. Chloe's campaign aims to reduce this and prevent others from having to experience the pain that thousands of families every year have to when joy turns to tragedy.
Pregnancy and new life is an amazing thing. I just wanted to help make others aware that there is something you can do and it can be as simple as counting the kicks. Please take a look as it could save the life of a baby in your family in the future.
My sincere condolences go out to all who have ever lost a child. There simply are no words I can find except I am so sorry.
The greatest tribute to these little angels is for us to learn from what happened to them and prevent it happening to more precious little ones.
To all of you expecting new babies into your families I wish you healthy and happy pregnancies and births. Thanks so much for taking the time to read this.