Baby loss - information and support

Sadly, some babies are lost during pregnancy, birth, or shortly afterwards. We have information and support for anyone who has experienced the loss of a baby, whether through miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death.

Support information

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    Miscarriage

    A miscarriage is the loss of a pregnancy during the first 24 weeks. This section of our site is designed to answer questions and provide support during this difficult time.

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    Stillbirth

    A stillbirth is the death of a baby after 24 weeks of pregnancy. If you're grieving for your stillborn baby, you can find emotional and practical support in this section of our website.

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    Neonatal death

    When a baby dies within the first 28 days of life this is called a neonatal death. We have information about the grieving process, and practical things you might need to think about.

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    Ectopic pregnancy

    An ectopic pregnancy happens when a fertilised egg attaches itself somewhere outside the uterus, most commonly in a fallopian tube, where it cannot develop.

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    Molar pregnancy

    A molar pregnancy is a very rare complication of pregnancy. It occurs when something goes wrong during the initial fertilisation process and the placenta or the fetus do not develop properly.

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    Watch The Baby Loss Series - BLAW 2018

    Featuring real voices and stories of loss in 8 videos, brought to life through animation for Baby Loss Awareness Week.

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    Download our Wave of Light gif

    An animated candle that spells out "I will always remember you" that you can use to share your memories with the Wave of Light on Monday 15 October at 7pm.

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    Baby loss community support

    If we can talk about baby loss openly and honestly, we help each other feel less alone and pave the way for greater awareness and more research to stop it happening.

Breaking the silence

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    Share your story

    Baby loss happens too silently. Every story counts. Add your voice to help us #BreakTheSilence.

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    Read stories

    Heartbreaking stories. Devastating stories. But stories that are desperately needed to raise awareness of the reality of baby loss.

Research into the causes of baby loss

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    Miscarriage research

    1 in 4 women experience miscarriage. 1 in 100 have 3 or more miscarriages in a row. We want to change this so that no one has to suffer the trauma of losing a baby.

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    Stillbirth research

    When a baby dies after 24 weeks of gestation, it is called a stillbirth. Around 2.6 million babies are stillborn each year. Tommy’s research is helping to change this.

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    Premature birth research

    Around 60,000 babies are born prematurely each year in the UK. Tommy’s is saving lives by researching how we can prevent premature births by finding those at risk early on.

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