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Donation points needed in King's Lynn and Downham Market for Cradle

Donation points needed in King's Lynn and Downham Market for Cradle

Published by KLFM
1:47pm 6th January 2020. (Updated at 4:45pm 6th January 2020)

Jo from Wiggenhall St. German has made it her mission to help other mothers who have lost a baby early in pregnancy. 

She's Norfolk's ambassador for Cradle - an organisation that helps bereaved parents who have lost a child early in pregnancy.

Cradle collects toiletries and fundraises for comfort bags that they give to the parents while they're in the hospital having a miscarriage  - a situation Jo knows all too well. 

West Norfolk has been so generous that Jo is now looking for local businesses in King's Lynn and Downham Market to offer to be donation points.

Cradle Jo
Jo and her family

She had IVF for her little boy, but she lost his little brother or sister last year early on in the pregnancy.

Jo wishes she had more places to turn to for support when she lost her baby.

"It completely broke me losing the baby. It changed who I am, I lost friends and I withdrew from the world basically and it's only recently that I've felt strong enough to start getting out there again".

Her and her husband had had scans and seen the heartbeat before learning that it had died in utero and had to be removed with surgery.

Cradle Jo
They collect donations of toiletries for couples going through the loss of their baby

She's set up a Facebook group as part of Cradle for other mothers who have had the same experience as her.

"When you go through it you feel you feel like it is just you - why has it happened to me, you know, why me - but when you hear other stories it's like, well I'm not alone in this.

"I always knew I was going to be a mother, I just didn't expect it to be as hard. 

"I felt guilty as well because I'd already had a baby and everyone was like, you've got a baby why are you so upset because you'd lost the second baby? But it was still my baby."

If you'd like to be a donation point, please contact Jo via email: Cradlejo2@gmail.com

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