Stacey Solomon led stars in lighting a candle for those who have lost a child to miscarriage on Friday evening.
The 32-year-old, who recently gave birth to daughter Rose Opal, was sure not to forget parents who have suffered bereavement from child loss by recognising Baby Loss Awareness Week in a video she uploaded to Instagram Stories of her lighting a candle.
“Went downstairs to light a candle with the boys tonight. Thinking of all the one in four of us. Tonight and always. I’m so sorry….lots of love. #babylossawarenessweek #waveoflight," she captioned.
This is in support of Wave of Light, a global event that raises awareness to baby loss through miscarriages and infant deaths, uniting parents around the world who have endured such devastating experiences, with opportunity to pay tribute to their children.
The organisation asks that at 7pm global time on 15 October, those wishing to join the event burn a candle for one hour in remembrance, showing support for parents suffering this tragedy and a reminder that they are not alone.
Stacey’s close friend Mrs Hinch joined the presenter in uploading a photo to Instagram Stories of her burning candle.
“I know many who have been silenced, ignored and made to feel wrong for grieving their precious baby. This should not happen,” the influencer captioned.
“Babies are part of us, they are our children and no parent should ever have to lose their child. Sending love my love to each and every one of you. @sandscharity @mypoppywrose”.
In the post, the 31 year old tagged Sands Charity, a UK-based organisation assisting parents who have gone through baby loss, as well as My Poppy Rose, a blog that offers personal insight from a parent having gone through this tragedy and further support.
Made in Chelsea star Louise Thompson, who is currently pregnant with her first child, also joined these women in lighting a candle, uploading a video of hers to Instagram Stories.
“A candle, a cry and a prayer,” she simply captioned.
Louise has been extremely candid about suffering a miscarriage before becoming pregnant again this year.
“I’ve always chosen to be transparent on this platform because I know how much I appreciate authenticity in other people,” she captioned back in March discussing her heartbreaking experience.
“I think it's SUPER important that we talk about our struggles as well as our wins so that people don't think that everyone around them (especially those on social media) live in LaLa fantasy land, where only good things happen."
The 31 year old went on to open up about her miscarriage to her followers and discussed how confiding in others helped her through it.
She explained: “Having opened up to a few friends I realised that there are quite a few others who have gone through something similar.
“I found it very comforting to talk to them about their experiences of loss and grief, and I also found it incredibly comforting to learn that there isn't really much you can do to prevent it from happening. I don't feel any guilt or blame for what happened to me. It just wasn't meant to be, and hopefully, it will create space for something beautiful in the future.”
In encouraging parents who have lost a child to connect with others through such organisations as Wave of Light, hopefully those who have suffered can find solace in support.
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