Lucy May Walker

To mark Baby Loss Awareness week this October in the UK, folk/pop singer songwriter Lucy May Walker is releasing the heartbreaking emotive track ‘The Hardest Goodbye’. ‘I wrote this song as a commission for a couple who sadly had numerous experiences of baby loss.’ explains Lucy, ‘It is an extremely delicate and heartfelt song that tells the heartbreaking story of losing a baby. We are working with pregnancy charity ‘Tommy’s’ to promote the song to their baby loss community and help #BreakTheSilence around this taboo subject.’ Sydney and Stevie have a complicated and agonizing history with baby loss. ‘We asked Lucy May to write the song because I was looking for something relatable, a song we could feel a connection to.’ say the couple, ‘We have had 2 stillbirths and 1 miscarriage, each one as painful as the other. The song is incredibly bittersweet for us and we can’t ever repay what Lucy May has given us. She has captured every emotion so perfectly yet so delicately.’ Working in association with Tommys, the aim with this track is to evoke discussion around the largely taboo subject. In the UK, it is estimated that 1 in 4 pregnancies end in loss during pregnancy or birth. There were 2,638 stillbirths in 2020Estimates suggest there are 250,000 miscarriages every year in the UK, and around 11,000 emergency admissions for ectopic pregnancies. An estimated 500 miscarriages occur EVERY DAY in the UK. Despite these large figures those affected still feel isolated in their grief and unable to talk about it. Baby Loss Awareness Week exists to acknowledge the impact of pregnancy and baby loss. *facts and figures from based on research for 2020.