My name’s Alison. I’m a freelance writer and fiction author and live with my wonderful husband and our cat in Yorkshire, England. My first child, our daughter Skye, was stillborn in May 2019 at twenty-six weeks gestation.

Losing your child is one of the most heartbreaking and loneliest experiences you can go through. In the weeks and months following Skye’s death, I searched for other people like me. People who were battling with grief and uncertainty and trying to figure out what life after loss looks like. I searched Internet forums, Facebook groups, Instagram and blogs and found an entire community I didn’t know existed, which is often referred to as “the club no one wants to join”.

I started Footprints on our Hearts to provide a platform for others to share their experiences of baby loss and grief and talk openly about stillbirth, miscarriage, neo-natal death, infertility and pregnancy after loss.

But this isn’t just a podcast about death. It’s also about legacy – how we choose to remember and honour our dead children. And perhaps most of all, it’s about learning how to live again when your world comes tumbling down.

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