Every year, thousands of people in the UK are affected by the death of a baby or experience pregnancy loss.
Now in its 17th year, Baby Loss Awareness Week is a collaboration between more than 60 charities across the UK, from 9 to 15 October to raise awareness about the key issues affecting those who have experienced pregnancy loss or baby death in the UK.
Throughout the week bereaved parents, their families and friends, unite with each other and others across the world to commemorate the lives of babies who died during pregnancy, at or soon after birth and in infancy. Baby Loss Awareness Week is also a platform to call for tangible improvements in research, care and policy around bereavement support and highlights bereavement support and services available for anyone affected by the death of a baby at any stage.
Baby Loss Awareness Week 2018 was the most successful so far, with more Remembrance and Wave of Light events, buildings illuminated pink and blue, ribbon displays, parliamentary activity, social media buzz, and coverage in the media than ever before.
Politicians from across the UK, including; Matt Hancock MP, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care; Nicola Sturgeon MSP, First Minister of Scotland; Will Quince MP, Co-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Baby Loss, and many others recorded video messages about their personal experiences of baby loss, and their support for Baby Loss Awareness Week.
Together we can #breakthesilence and call for improvements in services, care and support for families affected by the death of a baby.
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“Like lots of other people in this sad situation, acknowledgement was what we were seeking and to those who gave that and asked about our babies and our experiences, I will always be grateful.”
On 15th October at 7pm, join families across the world in remembering all babies that have died too soon.
Light a candle or join virtually, by posting a photo of your candle with #WaveOfLight
Buy your Baby Loss Awareness ribbon pin badge to support families affected by the death of a baby.
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Do you know of local any shop fronts or community wall spaces – perhaps your local library, doctor’s surgery, hospital or workplace that would be happy to host a remembrance wall/tree and display for Baby Loss Awareness Week?
Bereavement care can and must get better. We believe that everyone should be offered high quality bereavement care and support services wherever they live in the UK, when they need it, for as long as they need it.
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