BLAW Alliance: COVID-19 – Baby Loss Awareness Week

Baby Loss Awareness Alliance

Receiving Support during the
Corona Virus Outbreak

Our Alliance charities are working to ensure they continue to support as many people as possible during the COVOID-19 outbreak. Some operations and resources have been made available or adapted in a bid to keep providing the much needed support for families across the UK.

If you are seeking specific advice or support during the outbreak, please see the revised times and resources available below.

Sands (stillbirth and neonatal death charity)

Sands is the leading stillbirth and neonatal death charity and exists to reduce the number of babies dying and to support anyone affected by the death of a baby, before, during or shortly after birth.

In light of the ongoing concerns about the covid-19 coronavirus outbreak, we have issued new information and guidance to ensure safety and wellbeing of all those that we work with. Please visit the website via the link below.


Petals is a charity that delivers a free specialist counselling to women and partners who suffer psychological distress from trauma and grief related to pregnancy loss, as well as working nationally to raise awareness of the need for emotional support following pregnancy loss.

For information on Petal’s approach to COVID-19, please click on the link below.


Tommy’s is the UK’s largest charity funding research into the causes of miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth. We also provide information for parents-to-be to help them have a healthy pregnancy and baby. We believe it is unacceptable that one in four women lose a baby during pregnancy and birth, and we are dedicated to changing the statistics.

Tommy’s have released some specific information in response to COVID-19, please click on the link below for more information.

Aching Arms

Aching Arms is a national charity supporting parents who experience the death of their baby during pregnancy, birth or soon after. We donate comfort teddy bears to NHS hospitals and parents directly. Information attached to our comfort bears inform parents of the support available to them. When parents contact us directly, our experienced Client Care Team sensitively signpost parents to support agencies to ensure they have high quality bereavement care, support and counselling.


Our Client Care Team are providing support via email and social media for both newly and longer ago bereaved parents’ who are worried or anxious at this time, especially women pregnant after loss.

Join the Alliance


Become part of the Baby Loss Awareness Week Alliance.

Whether you would like to join us a Member or Supporter, please register your interest here.