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By: Noonan Richards

Reálta – A New Star Is Born

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Amid the sudden pain and anguish of losing a new baby, whether by miscarriage, still birth or new born death, the question ‘What happens next?’ inevitably arises.


On December 10th, 2012 my partner and I were thrown into that abyss of hurt, anguish and pain that comes with the loss of a new baby or pregnancy. In our case, we were almost twelve weeks pregnant as we arrived to the early scan unit of the Rotunda Hospital, Dublin for a 2:30 pm appointment. Our world was turned upside down upon the news that there was no heartbeat. Our baby had died.


As devastating as that was, we sought some comfort in the fact that unlike years gone by, nowadays there is a service where families who experience this unimaginable loss can get to celebrate (ever so briefly) the life of their new baby or pregnancy with a very personal remembrance service. In the months and years since, I have longed to find ways to commemorate and pay respects to all families who have experienced new baby/pregnancy loss of this type.


Then comes the ‘What happens next?’ question.


What happens to our new babies who are lost by miscarriage, still-birth or new born deaths? Why has life failed them? Why has God failed them? There must be an understandable reason that these angels are chosen for something other than life. Then I looked up into the dark night sky with its millions of stars shining brightly down on us and...


Réalta – A New Star was born

Noonan lives in Dublin, Ireland, and has three children. He has been writing for almost fifteen years. He has a keen interest in film, theatre, our solar system and aviation. He studied professional cookery and worked as a chef for many years. He has written and co-written several short screenplays and a play. This is his first published piece of work. 

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  • Majella Mc

    Beautiful written,deep and meaningful story.
    Would capture anyone heart.
    Highly recommended for all parents who have suffered a loss

  • Daron Byrne

    Very sensitive topic and brilliantly approached with sensitivity by the author a brilliant read and would highly recommend it. 10/10

  • Lisa

    Just read this lovely book. Although I never lost a baby took me a long time to conceive but I found the book to be sad but such a lovely story for any parents who have lost a baby. Well worth reading. Well done to the author xx

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