Mar 02nd 2023
Mum donates special self-care bags to parents suffering baby loss
A beauty contestant who suffered four miscarriages has launched a project to help other women who are left devastated by baby loss.
Trinity Jean Harper, aged 21, has been donating self-care bags to City Hospital, Birmingham where she was cared for.
The Sales Administrator, from West Bromwich, said: “I am no stranger to the Early Pregnancy Unit (EPU) at City Hospital, after having had four first trimester miscarriages.
“I am happy to now say I finally have my rainbow baby, a little boy called Evan who is nine months old.”
Despite being a new mum, Trinity felt there was something more that she could do to help others in a similar situation.
She added: “I’d often still reflect on my losses and how there are still so many women going through this grief every single day. I wanted to create a resource that was different to what’s already out there.
“So, I created the ‘Halo’s and Memories’ project bags – they include scrolls of positive quotes and affirmations, words of encouragement, acts of self-care and other tasks to occupy your mind and hopefully think more optimistically.
“The bags contain 28 scrolls, each held by a bead, string, and an angel keyring.
“The goal is to pick one scroll a week for six months, adding a new bead onto the string to create a bracelet as a reminder of your little angel and the positive things you have done whilst completing the project.
“Hopefully my project takes off well and the bags are helpful to parents, so that I can make regular donations.”
The stage isn’t unfamiliar to the mum-of-one – in 2019 she was crowned Miss Royal UK Teen. This year, Trinity will be heading to the Middleton Arena in Manchester to compete for the Royal UK Pageants “Miss” division, to hopefully win a spot at the international competition in Florida. Taking a personal route, her platform is raising awareness for baby loss, both miscarriage and stillbirth, and giving the support to grieving mothers.
Victoria Weaver, Bereavement Lead Midwife, said: “’Trinity has very kindly donated the Halo’s and Memories support bags, these are brilliant because what we have at the minute focusses more on memory making.
“These differ as they are more about self-care and the importance of taking time to look after yourself when you’ve had such a significant loss.
“We are always so grateful for any donations, these bags will help our families in maternity and gynaecology who have suffered the loss of a baby to feel less alone, which is so important at such a difficult time.”
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