In 2011, I found out I was pregnant, but when I had my 12-week scan, there was no heartbeat. I was heartbroken and inconsolable. It was the first time I had miscarried and I was hoping it would be the last.
One in four women will have a miscarriage, but that in all pregnancies, 25 percent of them will end in grief.
In September 2019, when my daughter Mayah was stillborn, I began an unexpected journey of grief and anguish that I never expected to end. But I also got the opportunity to lift myself back up in a way that would help families from all walks of life move forward the right way.
It is disheartening that despite advancements in medical care and science today, this happens on average every day, thirteen babies are stillborn or die in the first four weeks of their life in the United Kingdom. An average of more than one mother dies each week in the UK.
Mayah's Legacy was founded in 2020 to empower and educate those affected by pregnancy loss with the tools they need to have their voices heard. Through a unique combination of empowerment, intuition and communication resources, we contribute to rebuilding lives in a truly authentic way.
I take a holistic approach to providing support that considers the whole person, not just their mental health needs. Our support must be balanced with physical, emotional, social and spiritual well-being. My goal is to improve the communication between families and their care providers, facilitating truly informed decisions.
The self-advocacy journey may not be easy, but it does release you from the overwhelming uncertainty and fear you’re experiencing right now. As an intuitive writer, speaker, nurturer, author, podcaster, self-advocacy specialist, certified coach, and counsellor, I am able to bring a unique perspective to the conversation about
My intention is to co-create a community of like-minded and caring people who want to move forward without forgetting the ones who are no longer with them. When you’re ready to reach out and take the next step, we’re always right here to support you.
Keji | Founder & CEO
Give a voice back to the voiceless through empowerment.
We empower everyone to participate fully in decision-making about their health and treatment around baby loss, by ensuring that their decision and voice are honoured.
We do this by;
Teaching families empowerment tools they can use to make decisions that are not steeped in fear, improve their daily practices by promoting holistic wellbeing and take control of their well-being journey from beginning to end.
Improve the physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing of women and their families before, during and after baby loss
Reduce the risk of pregnancy loss amongst women and advocate for respectful Maternity Care and Effective Communication.
Promote person-centred care that is safe, high quality and easily accessible.
Increase the voice and representation of women and families through advocacy and policy work
Grow the importance and understanding of empowerment with other organisations
Maintain an effective, fit for purpose and robust organisation that meets the needs of all stakeholders, including health professionals and other statutory sectors, voluntary sector and others to contribute to our aims