When a stillbirth occurs in hospital, a butterfly is fixed to the door so that all staff know what has occurred before they come into the room. Consequently, butterflies have become synonymous with stillbirth.
Skip forward a year and out of the blue I received an email saying I’d been nominated in the Butterfly Awards.
“The What Now?”
I almost deleted the email thinking it must be spam but decided to give it a read.
The Butterfly Awards celebrate survivors and champions of babyloss, that seek to break the silence surrounding stillbirth. They were started by Mel Scott and Jade Deverill: both of whom have had tragedies of their own.
It seemed I’d been nominated for awards in the categories of Inspirational Father and Best Author/Blogger.