I felt ready. Ready to reach out to help women, like me, return to exercise following stillbirth. Exercising with a post natal trainer who I felt I could talk to freely who understood and empathised with me was what I needed after my experience of loss in 2009, and I’m stepping up to fill that gap.
My presentation was at the Women’s Health and Fitness Summit in Melbourne 2018. It was with the unbelievable help of two amazing and inspiring women Mish Wright and Lisa Westlake, my message was/is able to be heard. I will forever be truly grateful for their support and incredible guidance for me to be able to bring this message to the stage.
This presentation was my life for almost the whole of 2018. Although, subconsciously I had been working towards this moment for many years. My hope is that you find at least one thing in this short time which can help you connect, understand and support someone you know who has experienced loss. I prepared my presentation for women’s health and fitness professionals, but maybe there’s something in it for every one of us to take away.
If this blog post has triggered anything for you, please reach out and contact one of the support organisations.