The latest Baby Loss Awareness News

  1. Landmark stillbirth documentary will help break the silence on baby loss

    A major new documentary film called Child of Mine will help break the silence around baby loss, by bringing the painful reality of stillbirth to a mass audience when it airs on Channel 4 at the end of Baby Loss Awareness Week. Filmed over 2 years at UCLH and the Rosie Birth Centre, Addenbrookes Hospital, Child of Mine sensitively follows three couples through their experience of stillbirth and pregnancy after baby loss. This is a very powerful and emotional film that aims to raise awareness of issues relating to stillbirth, for both the general public but also, crucially, healthcare professionals,[…]

  2. Charities call for end to postcode lottery of care for bereaved parents

    A coalition of more than 40 charities working to prevent baby deaths and pregnancy loss is today (9 October) urging an end to the postcode lottery in bereavement care for parents. Pregnancy and baby loss affects thousands of families each year across the UK and it is vital to offer bereavement care and support to anyone who has lost a child or pregnancy. However, the care offered to parents in hospital is worryingly inconsistent. It can depend on where parents live, at what stage of pregnancy or birth the loss occurs, and whether individual healthcare[…]

  3. Turning the UK pink and blue

    As part of our general awareness raising for the 2017 Baby Loss Awareness Week we have been contacting notable landmarks and public buildings and asking if they would help us to highlight #babyloss by turning their lights pink and blue for some or all of Baby Loss Awareness Week the following have confirmed that they will be illuminated pink and blue during 9 – 15 October 2017! If you you are nearby please visit take a photograph and share on social media and don’t forget to tag it so we can see it – thank[…]

  4. Baby Loss Awareness Week 2017 Events in UK

    Aldershot – St Michael and St George Church, Queen’s Avenue, Aldershot. Thursday 12 October 7 pm. Aldershot – Aldershot Baby Garden, The Park Crematorium Guildford Road, Aldershot. Wave of Light Sunday 15 October 6:45 pm. Ashford – Ashford Memorial Gardens, Ashford. Wave of Light Sunday 15 October 6:45 pm. Banbury – St Mary’s Church, Banbury. Wave of Light Sunday 15 October 6:30 pm. Belfast – Malone House, Barnett Demesne, Belfast. Balloon release Sunday 15 October 2 – 4 pm. Boroughbridge –  St James’ Church, Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire. Monday 9 October 7 pm. Bristol – City Hall, College Green, Bristol. Wave of Light[…]

  5. National Bereavement Care Pathway to be piloted at 11 sites

    The quality of care that bereaved parents receive when their baby dies is at the top of the agenda for a group of national charities and professional bodies. The National Bereavement Care Pathway (NBCP), which has the support of the Department of Health, has been developed to improve the quality of bereavement care experienced by parents and families at all stages of pregnancy and baby loss up to 12 months. A Core Group* of charities and professional bodies who are leading the NBCP, are pleased to announce 11 sites in England who will trial the use of new materials,[…]