Hi, I am Ann-Maree. I’m glad you’re here. As a Social Worker, trained in grief and bereavement, it's been so special sharing in clients' stories of love and loss. It's like being invited into a sacred space. As the person on the outside, looking in, I did not expect to suddenly be on the inside, living out a story of my own - On 31st January 2015 my first son, Xavier was stillborn. It is the most heart-crushing grief I have known. I took five months leave from work, before slowly beginning my return to ‘everyday life’. I can attribute a huge part of my healing to the support I received from my workplace.
As much as we love and cherish Xavier, my husband and I also wanted to parent living children. So we decided to try for more babies! In early 2017, we were lucky enough to welcome our son Kai, who in a very special coincidence, was born at 2:18pm – the exact same time as Xavier. Then in mid 2020, we were blessed with another baby boy, named Jesse, who has filled our hearts and completed our family.
- A children’s picture book for bereaved parents to read to their child who died, or didn’t survive a pregnancy. READ MORE