The latest Baby Loss Awareness News

  1. M&S raise £15,000 to help support Baby Loss Awareness Week

    We want to say a big thank you to Marks and Spencer for supporting Baby Loss Awareness Week through the sale of a special t-shirt and candle, raising £15,000 to help support Baby Loss Awareness Week. The t-shirt and candle were designed by Amy Mott, a buyer at M&S who has been personally affected by baby loss. and wanted to help raise awareness and encourage open conversation about this difficult subject. Amy said: “Having been affected by baby loss I wanted to break the silence around the issue and get everyone talking about baby loss during the awareness[…]

  2. Care for bereaved parents can and must improve

    A coalition of more than 60 charities behind Baby Loss Awareness Week 2018 are calling on all NHS Trusts and Boards across the UK to improve bereavement care for anyone affected by pregnancy and baby loss. This year, Baby Loss Awareness Week marks the roll-out of the National Bereavement Care Pathway (NBCP), a ground-breaking programme set to transform bereavement care for thousands of families each year. Dr Clea Harmer, Chief Executive of Sands (stillbirth and neonatal death charity), said: “Bereavement care for anyone who has suffered a miscarriage or pregnancy loss, or the death of a baby,[…]

  3. write to your MP

    Tell your MP about Baby Loss Awareness Week

    Sadly, pregnancy loss or the death of a baby are not rare events and thousands of people in the UK are affected every year. This Baby Loss Awareness Week we want all MPs to find out why these bereaved parents should be offered high quality bereavement care and support, wherever they live in the UK, when they need it, for as long as they need it. On 11 October there will be an event in the House of Commons to raise awareness of baby loss and we need as many MPs as possible to attend. You can[…]

  4. 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,[…]

  5. 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[…]