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Eli​zabet​h C​​le​ments

writer. creator. total daydreamer.

Angel Mammas Crowdfunding Campaign

Today you can can be a changemaker by supporting this campaign over at Lift Women, where I have launched my project for crowdfunding!


For so long stillbirth, miscarriage and loss of a child have been taboo topics. No one wants to openly talk about the death of a baby, and so mothers suffer alone and often in silence. Breaking the stigma starts with us holding mums in their grief and allowing them the time they need, to openly speak about their children and share their stories. As well as reminding her that she is still a mum even though her baby is not in her arms right now.


Angel Mamma Care packages are here to give a bit of comfort to a mother in this time when so many things will not help or change the situation, but with a bit of love and care, she will know we are thinking of her. Family members and friends will have a way to show they care and want to be there even if they don’t know exactly what to say. It opens the conversation so that people are not so afraid to be open about loss.


This project is multi-faceted in that on my website there is a section for people to purchase a box that will be donated to a local hospital of their choosing so that midwives and staff have them on hand if a mother comes in needing this extra care during this tragic time. The other options are to select a variety of products available to purchase for yourself, a family member or a friend, to show them your love and concern for them and want to wrap them in comfort and care.

TO FIND OUT MORE AND HOW TO HELP CLICK HERE

Here's how you can support women in Ethiopia

After giving birth to my beautiful son Jayden who was born sleeping, I was in one of the darkest places I will ever know. I had to find a way out of this despairing pit and I wasn't sure I could. It was around this time I became aware of an incredible book and the woman who was changing thousands of lives.

It told countless stories of women suffering through obstructed labours, resulting in the stillbirth of their child and leaving them with horrendous birth injuries called obstetric fistulas (this is an internal injury that causes a hole between the birth canal and the bladder or rectum). It leaves women leaking urine or faeces and sometimes both through their vaginas. They are left incontinent, humiliated and often cut off from their communities. 


Learning this brought me to a place of deep sorrow, but also understanding. I felt connected to these women. I had in no way been through the treacherous journey they had, but we were connected through the loss of a child and of health. I knew from that moment, that if these women could be healed, and find joy, so could I.

I began to support them in any way I could. It was years before my dream of raising funds for the Fistula Foundation and travelling to Ethiopia became a reality, but my heart was always with them, and I loved every one of them. I will continue to support them by sharing their stories, sharing information and education around women's health issues and giving some of the proceeds from my book sales to the Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation.

If you would like to find out more, or support this incredible cause, please follow the link below!

xx Liz

CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE

Here's how you can make a difference to families needing grief and loss support

After the loss of my son Jayden to stillbirth, I was devastated and in deep grief. I didn't really know how I was going to survive this and I slowly muddled my way through the murky waters. Grief doesn't have an end point and so I found a way to sit with my grief and be okay with that, move into new parts of my life with joy and find happiness in many other experiences that life presented.


Red Nose offers support to so many families. I was given several brochures and booklets. At the time I didn't use their services as much as I could have and wish now that I had of. However, there were so many resources that even though I wasn't actively seeking their help, I knew there was information there for me should I choose to use it. It was in my subsequent pregnancies, that I really turned to the information which helped me manage my anxieties around a second pregnancy, a new baby and the possibility of something going wrong.


It wasn't until now, so many years later that I am ready and want to help Red Nose make even more of a difference by sharing my story and advocating even more for mothers to be empowered in the wellbeing of themselves and their babies during and after pregnancy.

So, I will also be donating a portion of the book proceeds to this wonderful organisation. 


If you would like to find out more, or support this cause with a further donation, please follow the link below!

xx Liz

CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE

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