Meet The Team

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Suzanne

“I'm Suzanne 

Our Angel Bears co founder and mother of 9 Angel Babies 

 

I lost my first Angel Aimee over 20 years ago. 

I was 17 weeks pregnant when I started experiencing spotting and pains,  I thought everything was okay as I'd heard her heartbeat a few days before,  but I went into labour at home and gave birth to my baby girl alone , she was perfect but already gone, I  was heartbroken, my partner took us to the hospital but there was no support. I felt lost and so alone in my grief. 

 

Many years later in a new relationship I was overjoyed to be pregnant again,  I saw my baby wriggling around on their 12 weeks scan safe and well. But a week later the pains and bleeding started , I lost my baby I was heartbroken again.

 

We decided to keep trying but each time I would lose my much loved baby.

Some of my pregnancies I got to 12/13 weeks others only to 7/8 weeks. I lost 8 babies in a row, recurrent miscarriages totally broke me.

 

I was diagnosed with Antiphospholipid syndrome, this was the reason for all my miscarriages.”

 

Suzanne is responsible for distributing our keepsake packages to 10 of our hospitals, manages our social media pages with posts and replying to direct messages, and runs our support groups in Bournemouth and Poole.

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Vicki

“I am Vicki I first became a mummy to a little star in 2012 I had been hospitalised with the severe pregnancy condition hyperemesis gravidarum. They wanted to give me a routine scan as I told them I thought I was around 10 weeks pregnant but I couldn’t be sure as I had pcos, during my scan they found a sac and baby but baby was only around 5 weeks so another scan was arranged for around a weeks time, a week later my baby had grown but no longer had a heartbeat, this was my experience with baby loss. I lost another baby in November of the same year.

 

I welcomed my beautiful rainbow baby in 2014 and I’m so fortunate to have him. 

 

Following his birth in 2015 I lost 2 further pregnancies. My last lost being my 4th we were allowed to have investigations, the results came back that the baby was a boy and he had a very rare chromosomal disorder called triploidy syndrome and he was incompatible with life.

 

I’ve not been through a fraction of what some other people have been through but I share my story to show that every baby matters and will be remembered.”

 

Vicki is our co founder along with Suzanne, distributes keepsake packages to 4 NHS hospitals and several private scan clinics, runs our online store, orders stock for merchandise and manages our finances.

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Nicci

Hey guys I thought it's probably best to tell you a bit about myself. My name is Nicci and I lost my baby at 8 weeks pregnant. My wife and I had undergone ivf and it was the toughest thing I had gone through up until this point anyway. Unknown to me I was going to loose Baby browning and it was going to change my life forever. I have never felt grief like this before and I hope I never feel it again. This happened in 2019 and I'm still pretty upset about it to this day but I'm starting to heal by helping others in my situation. Now I know first hand what it feels like to be scared to talk about my loss and people judging me because it was an early loss but is that acceptable? I don’t think so - in my eyes a loss is a loss and a baby is a baby and although our experiences are different, we should all stand together and support each other regardless of what gestation our baby/babies were. We need to be united and just show love and support for everybody and their angels. I volunteer for an amazing charity called Our Angel Bears and they have helped me with my own loss so it’s a pleasure to return the favour.

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Kirsty

Kirsty is part of our admin team here and a parent of two angels. 

 

Kirsty supplies keepsake packages to 2 NHS hospitals, and supports with any admin requests. 

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Olina

Olina is part of the admin team here and is parent to one angel, and has a beautiful rainbow son. 

 

Olina puts together our keepsake packages and distributes them to 2 NHS hospitals, and attends the Poole and Bournemouth support groups with Suzanne.

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Louise

“Hi, I’m Louise. I have lost 3 babies to miscarriage - two missed miscarriages at 6 and 5 weeks and one natural loss at 10 weeks. I have had every fertility test under the sun and eventually discovered that I have an incredibly low AMH number for my age and am highly likely to go through early menopause, and therefore my egg reserve and quality is poor. I have undergone 3 rounds of IVF with my husband but sadly none have been successful so far, and we are debating our next steps - shall we look into other options to get our rainbow, or is it time to accept that we may never get to have a family and move on.”

 

Louise is a member of our admin team here and predominantly supports with keeping our website up to date, and attends the Bournemouth and Poole support groups.