A mother who lost her baby after suffering a miscarriage has been campaigning to make sure families that went through similar heartbreak as her feel less isolated during their time of grief.

Tina Nandha, from Arundel Drive in Borehamwood, was pregnant for the second time when in January 2016, she was given the devastating news that she had lost her baby.

“It was really hard to accept, deal with, and there was a lot of blaming going on. I blamed myself for a long time, I blamed my surroundings, I blamed the business, and it was emotionally tough to get through”, she recalled.

In 2015, Ms Nandha founded Wrap it By Tina, a company that helps creatively wrap handcrafting gifts for special occasions.

Following her miscarriage, Ms Nandha found an online community of women who talked openly about their baby loss experience.

“It was like reading about my very feelings and emotions every time I read a new story of #MIScourage. I felt like with this community I was able to through the grieving process and come out of the other side fighting.”

Not only did Ms Nandha want to help her own mind but other mothers too going through similar “heartache”.

Tommy’s, the baby charity, funds research into preventing baby loss, stillbirth, miscarriage, and also works to reduce the rate of prematurity too. From the sales of her business, Ms Nandha donates a percentage of profits to Tommy’s.

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Tina with the head midwife and team at Tommy’s the Baby Charity

Wrap it By Tina was relaunched in July 2017 in memory of the “angel” Ms Nandha and her family lost.

Baby loss is particularly topical with Baby Loss Awareness Week falling this week. It is a collaboration of more than 60 charities across the country which are holding a series of events up until October 15 to raise awareness about the key issues of baby loss.

Baby Loss Awareness Week is a unique opportunity for parents to commemorate their babies who died and Ms Nandha hopes the event will help bereaved families, but she also says it is an opportunity to break the “baby loss taboo” that leaves many suffering in silence.

The week culminates with the global ‘Wave of Light’. Families across the world are invited to light a candle at 7pm on October 15 and leave it burning for at least one hour to remember all babies that have died.

Visit www.babyloss-awareness.org for more information.