Tommy's news, 11/10/2018
1 in 4 parents experiences the loss of a baby in pregnancy, birth or shortly afterwards. The Baby Loss Series from Tommy’s in partnership with Stillbirth Stories is a series of animated audio interviews with people affected by baby loss. It will be launched during Baby Loss Awareness Week to highlight the importance of breaking the silence around baby loss by sharing stories and experiences.
Throughout Baby Loss Awareness Week bereaved parents, their families and friends, unite with each other and others across the world to commemorate their babies’ lives.
This year during Baby Loss Awareness Week, Tommy’s has partnered with Stillbirth Stories to work with animators to illustrate interviews carried out with people affected by the loss of a baby. We want to remember babies lost, listen and share people’s stories, told in their own words. We believe this will engage others with this taboo subject in a way that statistics and facts alone cannot.
Each short film is a beautiful animation that combines audio interviews from the Stillbirth Stories archive and creative input from a group of animators, weaving together practical and emotional support. The films are interviews with people who have gone through baby loss on the following themes:
- Coping with grief
- Having a post-mortem
- Creating memories
- Planning a funeral
- Recurrent miscarriage
- Trying for another baby
- Remembering your baby
Help us break the silence
There are two things you can do to help us #BreakTheSilence this Baby Loss Awareness Week:
- Share The Baby Loss Series far and wide:
- use the hashtags #TheBabyLossSeries, #BLAW2018 #BreakingTheSilence
- link your posts and tweets to www.tommys.org/blaw, where the series is hosted
- Share your story.
Information and support
If you have been affected by anything you've seen in the animations, or if you're finding Baby Loss Awareness Week tough you can call our midwives Mon-Fri 9am-5pm on 0800 0147 800. Alternatively, please visit our baby loss support information for emotional and practical advice after loss.