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Ask Me His Name

Learning to Live and Laugh Again After the Loss of My Baby
Narrated by: Elle Wright
Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
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Dear Listener,

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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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





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A must read - very thought provoking

Elle and Nico’s story of losing Teddy at such a young age is raw, inspiring and thought provoking. It has certainly helped me feel more equipped to know how to behave if someone I know goes through similar, although I really hope I never need to of course. As someone who is about to embark on IVF, it’s also taught me the very important lesson that nothing is guaranteed. Thank you Elle for sharing Teddy with us all x