What we called for during Baby Loss Awareness Week 2018?
Every year, thousands of people experience the loss of a baby in pregnancy, at or soon after birth, and in infancy.
The care that bereaved families receive from health and other professionals, following pregnancy loss or the death of their baby, can have long-lasting effects. Good care cannot remove parents’ pain and grief, but it can help them through this devastating time. In contrast, poor care can significantly add to their distress.
However, the standard of care in the UK varies between regions, and even within settings depending on at what stage a loss occurs – from early pregnancy through to infancy.
As a result many parents do not receive the good quality bereavement support they so desperately need after pregnancy or baby loss.
Our commitment is to come together to drive change and push for tangible improvements for those who have experienced death of pregnancy or baby loss. While there have been improvements in bereavement care for parents directly following the death of their baby, this now needs to extend to better support for their mental health in the months and years following this most tragic and traumatic of experiences.
Watch this space – our #BLAW2019 campaign will be announced shortly.
You can get involved today by helping us find stories and experiences that will help illustrate the above. For more information, get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org