Ask Me His Name: Learning to live and laugh again after the loss of my baby

Ask Me His Name: Learning to live and laugh again after the loss of my baby

Dear Reader,
When I found myself experiencing a motherhood that I never expected, one that I was terrified of living, I didn't know how I would carry on being 'normal'. I didn't know how much I would long for people to say my son Teddy's name, to not treat him like he didn't exist. Maybe you're in this boat too, or maybe you want to support someone who is? Whatever your reason, I hope our story goes a little way to help.
Love, Elle

What do you do when the unthinkable happens?

Elle Wright had an admittedly easy pregnancy - her scans went well, she and her baby were healthy throughout, and in May 2016, she and her husband welcomed their son, Teddy, into the world.

Just a few hours after giving birth, they woke to find a nurse holding a cold and unresponsive Teddy, who had stopped breathing during the night. The happiest day of Elle's life had turned into every parent's worst nightmare, and she had to let her beautiful baby boy go. Three days after delivering him into the world, Elle sat with Teddy in her arms as he took his last breaths, and tucked him in for the final time.

Ask Me His Name is a moving account of Elle's pregnancy, Teddy's life, and what happens when a mother leaves a hospital with empty arms. In the UK, 1 in 4 pregnancies end in loss, but conversations about the heartbreakingly frequent issue of baby loss are few and far between. In this honest, beautifully written and hopeful exploration of mothering, Elle explores how she navigated a parenthood that no one had prepared her for.

Title:Ask Me His Name: Learning to live and laugh again after the loss of my baby
Edition Language:English
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    Ask Me His Name: Learning to live and laugh again after the loss of my baby Reviews

  • Elaine

    5 Guess How Much I Love You StarsSometimes you come across a book where you feel a connection. I wasn't sure why as I had never suffered a loss of a child but the way Elle Wright talked about her son ...

  • Vix Standen

    I’ve followed Elle on Instagram for quite some time now, so was already aware of her story and the devestating loss of baby Teddy when I bought this book. It’s a story I wouldn’t wish upon my wo...

  • Susan Crowley

    This is a very good book for both those who have lost a baby and for those who care about someone who has. I read as the latter. I read as a friend and also a nurse to peer into this world to better u...

  • mrsruthiewebb

    I’m not sure this is a book you could ‘review’. It’s such a personal account of a tragic time, it’s not really possible to give an opinion on it. But what I can share is how this book made m...

  • Jackie

    It’s hard to review this book when it is such a heart-breaking, personal story and when the author and I have such different world views and ways of coping with loss. But I am so grateful for the co...

  • Gemma Plant

    Simply beautiful A voice that articulated so well the truth of baby loss. Elle is an inspirational woman and reading as someone who lost a child I could identify with everything she said. Teddy would ...

  • Kayleigh

    The quickest I have read a book this year, could not put it down. Couldn't read the last chapter for the tears. Heartbreaking.. inspiring.. I have never experienced loss of a baby but this opened my e...

  • Leanne Keenoo

    A mother’s story of her baby Teddy who died at 3 days old after a problem free pregnancy and birth. Obviously it’s sad and hard hitting but it’s also a great book as Elle is getting to rid Socie...

  • Marie Manson

    Amazing read so well written. Broke my heart all over again 💙...

  • Lucy Gilfedder-Finn

    Beautiful yet heartbreaking. Read in one day! Elle is an inspiration ...