Former Olympic swimmer speaks to Balsall Common baby loss charity about heart-breaking journey - The Solihull Observer

Former Olympic swimmer speaks to Balsall Common baby loss charity about heart-breaking journey

Solihull Editorial 2nd May, 2024   0

FORMER Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington and her husband have spoken about their devastating experiences of baby loss with a Balsall Common charity.

The Lily-Mae Foundation’s Still Parents Podcast welcomed the Rebecca and Andrew Parsons who have been through two heart-breaking losses in just over a year.

In this poignant and heartfelt episode, the couple bravely and courageously opened up about their personal experiences of baby loss, suffering a loss at 12 weeks in August 2022 and a further devastating loss in October 2023 at 20 weeks with their precious daughter Harper.

The double Gold Medalist and her husband share their journey of grief and healing, shedding light on the often-overlooked topic of baby loss.

The episode aims to raise awareness and foster understanding surrounding the complexities not only as a couple, but as individuals and a particular focus on the Dad’s perspective.

Ryan Jackson, host of the podcast and co-founder of The Lily Mae Foundation said: “We are honored to have Rebecca and Andrew join us on the Still Parents Podcast.

“Their willingness to share their story not only helps to raise awareness of baby loss but also offers hope and solidarity to countless families who may be enduring similar pain.”

The charity added: “Rebecca Adlington, a well respected figure in the world of swimming and her husband Andrew, demonstrate remarkable courage and vulnerability as they recount their personal struggles with baby loss.

“Their willingness to speak openly about their experiences reflects a growing movement to destigmatise conversations around grief and offer support to those navigating similar challenges.”

For more about the podcast and to listen to the episode featuring Rebecca Adlington and Andrew Parsons, click here.


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