Our July meeting concluded our year of face to face meetings.

We would like to capture some of what we’ve learnt and write to the John Radcliffe Hospital Women’s Centre with some recommendations for practice with pregnancy after loss. With this in mind we would like to collect some testimonials from anyone who would like to contribute (it doesn’t matter whether you have attended a meeting or not). Please send us your stories of what went well and what you’d like to see improved in from antenatal to postnatal care. You can send private messages to the OPPALS page, or to me or email me at ohigginsaoife@gmail.com. We will be collecting stories until the end of August and plan to send our letter in September.

As for the future of OPPALS, we have no meetings planned but we will leave the page and group live. We are particularly keen to reach anyone who would like to get the group up and running again with who we could share what we’ve learnt.Finally, thank you to everyone who has supported us this year. It has been an incredible experience for me.

All the best

Aoife

 

Past meetings:

Theme: Pregnancy after loss

  • Wednesday 12th September 2018, 7.30pm to 9.30pm at Ark-T Centre

Theme: Parenting after loss (please note children are welcome at this meeting)

  • Wednesday 10th October 2018, 7.30pm to 9.30pm at Flo’s (The Place in the Park, Florence Park)

Theme: Pregnancy and ante-natal support in the community (please note children are NOT welcome at this meeting)

  • TUESDAY 11th December 2018, 7.30pm to 9.30pm at Flo’s (The Place in the Park, Florence Park)

Theme: Preparation for Labour (please note children are NOT welcome at this meeting)

  • Wednesday 9th January 2019, 7.30pm to 9.30pm at Flo’s (The Place in the Park, Florence Park)

Theme: Parenting after loss (please note small babies are welcome at this meeting)

  • Wednesday 13th February 2019, 7.30pm to 9.30pm at Flo’s (The Place in the Park, Florence Park)

Theme: The early days of parenting after loss (small babies are welcome and may be present at this meeting)

  • THURSDAY 21st March 2019, 7.30pm to 9.30pm at Flo’s (The Place in the Park, Florence Park)

Theme: Relationships in Pregnancy and Parenting after loss (please note small babies are welcome at this meeting)

  • Wednesday 10th April 2019, 7.30pm to 9.30pm at Flo’s (The Place in the Park, Florence Park)

Theme: Pregnancy after loss (please note children are NOT welcome at this meeting)

  • Wednesday 8th May 2019, 7.30pm to 9.30pm at Flo’s (The Place in the Park, Florence Park)

Theme: Parenting after loss (please note small babies are welcome at this meeting)

  • Wednesday 12th June 2019, 7.30pm to 9.30pm at Flo’s (The Place in the Park, Florence Park)

Theme: Pregnancy after loss (please note children are NOT welcome at this meeting)

  • Wednesday 10th July 2019, 7.30pm to 9.30pm at Flo’s (The Place in the Park, Florence Park)

Theme: Sharing coping strategies (small children may be present at the meeting)