The latest Baby Loss Awareness News

  1. 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[…]

  2. 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[…]

  3. 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[…]

  4. 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,[…]

  5. National Bereavement Care Pathway

    A number of the Baby Loss Awareness Week charities are working to produce a National Bereavement Care Pathway (NBCP) with the support of the Department of Health and the All Party Parliamentary Group on Baby Loss. Pregnancy loss and the death of a baby is not a rare occurrence. Thousands of parents each year will experience the devastation of their baby dying before, during or shortly after birth or within the first years of life. The quality of care that bereaved families receive when their baby dies can have long-lasting effects. Good care cannot remove parents’ pain and[…]