To provide extra support to Black families, we offer a Specialist Support Service for Black and Black Mixed-Heritage women and birthing people. The new service provides a 1-1 video or phone call with one of our Tommy's midwives. Through the Service, our Midwives are able to offer a safe space and support with any pregnancy concerns. This is so people can make their own evidence-based, informed choices.
So far, we’ve already supported more than 220 people through this service and received overwhelmingly positive feedback, with 100% of users saying they’d recommend it.
Throughout the week, Alicia and the team will be discussing various aspects of pregnancy and baby loss in Black communities which you can follow on Instagram @blackbabylossawareness. Each day will be dedicated to a theme which are below:
Monday 15 May – Why Black Baby Loss Awareness Week matters
Tuesday 16 May – Cultural Aspects of grief within Black communities
Wednesday 17 May – Baby loss support services
Thursday 18 May – How to talk about baby loss
Friday 19 May - Life after baby loss
If you're in need of support, please visit our baby loss support page.