The death of a baby is not a rare event. It can happen to anyone.

Taking place 9-15 October every year, Baby Loss Awareness Week aims to raise awareness about pregnancy and 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 collaboration between charities and organisations working together for change and tangible improvements in policy, research, bereavement care and support available for anyone affected by the death of a baby at any stage.

Your Stories

“There’s no words that can describe when your life falls apart.”

“I will live for him. I will say his name as often as I can.”

“Something that has helped in my recovery is hope.”

“He was perfect, he just looked like a sleeping baby.”

“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.”

Every year, thousands of people in the UK are affected by the death of a baby or experience pregnancy loss. Watch and share our animation to raise awareness and commemorate babies who died during pregnancy, at or soon after birth and in infancy. Together we can break the silence and call for improvements in services, care and support for families affected by the death of a baby.

More ways to get involved

Break the silence

Talk about pregnancy and baby loss and help ensure that every bereaved family gets the support they need. You can also help raise awareness by wearing our ribbon pin badge.

Take part in events across the UK

From Pink & Blue buildings and landmarks to ribbon remembrance events and hospital displays, find out what’s on in your community and show your support.

Make a difference

This year our policy ask is about the lack of timely access to psychological therapies for anyone who has experienced pregnancy or baby loss. Watch this space for more updates.

Join the global #WaveOfLight

Unite with bereaved families across the world by lighting a candle at 7pm on 15 October in memory of all babies that died. Post a photo of your candle to appear on the social wall.