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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, one in four pregnancies ends in premature death, but conversations about the heartbreakingly frequent issue of baby loss are few and far between. In this honest, beautifully written and hopeful exploration of a different kind of mothering, Elle explores how she navigated a parenthood that no one had prepared her for. 

©2018 Elle Wright (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

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What an amazing lady

I am sorry you had to write this book but thank you. My best friend has loss in her life and I sometimes struggle to know if what I am doing/saying is correct. I feel this book will help me to be a better friend to be more able to be what she wants and needs.

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Heartbreaking honest account of living through loss

Just finished this amazing book.
As a bereaved parent this book resonated so much with me
Beautifully written and read by Elle

Teddy is changing the word every day

Thank you for writing this book





#teddyslegacy

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Inspiring!!

What an amazing tribute to Elle’s precious little boy Teddy. This books gives those who haven’t been through the traumatic experience of the loss of a child an insight into how it must feel as parent and has taught me how to communicate and support others. But also this book would provide huge support for those who have lost a child. Hearing Elle narrate the book adds extra emotion, so grateful to her for sharing her experiences. Would highly recommend Ask Me His Name.

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Beautifully written!

As a student Midwife I always try to read books relating to birth and a peer recommended this book to me, I knew it would be difficult to listen to and process but I gave it a go anyways. The story was a complete eye opener to me and I felt completely emerged into every chapter. I felt that the story was told from such a unique position and I am ever grateful that the author was able to share with us and help others going through a similar experience.

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Such a heartbreaking, powerful life story

This book shares the need for people to talk about our children. Such a shame this family had to go through losing their little Teddy. Thank you for your honesty. It became a little therapy for me as I listened to your calming voice.

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Massive disappointment

Poorly written, and terribly read. I had such high hopes for this book as it touches a very important subject.

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I dont feel alone anymore

I have gone through a similar experience and this book has helped me so much

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Heartbreaking and honest to the last

loved this book, even though I wish no one had to go through what they did, it's a heartfelt account that's helped me to help a friend of mine grieving her child. Thank you Elle and Teddy too

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  • 03-06-20

'Grief doesn't last forever, but LOVE does'

I felt every emotion and learnt so much from this amazing book.
Elle, Teddy's Mum, writes and speaks so openly and honestly about her life, and about her story of motherhood, and how Teddy's life, though short, impacted everyone around him so much.
As well as Teddy's story, she also talks about the incredible relationships she has with her husband, her mother, and the warriors (Other mothers who have lost their baby son or daughter), and OF COURSE Boris the pug; these are so very moving.
I recommend this to everyone and anyone. I learnt so many important things that I didn't know before. Its just a really important book.

Check out Elle's instagram and blog too (Feathering the empty nest), it will make you smile. (Also, her house is incredible! Definitely some interior inspo).
Also donate to Teddy's legacy, it's still going strong!

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Truly beautiful

I have never heard a women speak about such heartbreak and unimaginable pain with such class dignity and beauty explaining a life so important that we all will learn from. This is a book I will never forget and a story of a little boy and his mummy and a love that is unbreakable and ever lasting, it was just beautifully heartbreaking but a story we all need to hear. Teddy sweetest dreams, thankful to your mummy we know your story, we will say your name.

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  • 20-12-20

Elle- My Hero

When I downloaded this book I was so scared to read the truth of that she was going to say. I lost my son 4 months ago and had no clue what I was getting into, since finally cracking the cover of the book I have read it three times. Elle is my cheerleader from across the sea. Never did I think a book could be so healing but with every page there was just a little bit more help. Thank you Elle, for speaking up and speaking out