Baby Loss Awareness Week

Baby Loss Awareness Week is a time for bereaved parents, and their families and friends to unite and commemorate their babies’ lives. The week also raises awareness of how pregnancy and baby loss affects thousands of families each year across the UK.

2020 has been a difficult year for many, but the effect of social distancing from Covid-19 has had a major impact on access to care and support for bereaved parents and has complicated grief and responses to pregnancy and baby loss.

Help us to continue breaking the silence around pregnancy and baby loss so families aren’t left isolated by their grief. Take action today.

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Losing a baby in a global pandemic

Coping with grief

  • What helped?

    "No two grieving people are the same. Every single person grieves differently. But they do grieve."

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Baby loss and the whole family

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    I want to inspire others to find their voice and break the silence

    Sharon Manatsa from Bedfordshire was delighted when she found out she was pregnant in 2016. Devastatingly, her baby Melkiah was stillborn. Sharon is now determined to break the stigma around baby loss, particularly within Black and minority ethnic communities. This is Sharon’s story.
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    Men's mental health and miscarriage - partners need support too

    In this blog James opens up about how losing 4 babies has impacted his mental health. James shares his coping strategies and what worked for him to get through the grief - and hopes to open up conversations with other men and partners who are going through the same pain in silence.
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    Stillbirth and explaining baby loss to children

    Frankie experienced reduced movements and sadly baby Esme was stillborn. With small children in her wider family, Frankie turned to books to try and explain the tragic loss of Esme - but couldn't find anything suitable. It was then that she created the beautifully illustrated book 'These Precious Little People'.
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Help us make change

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    Tommy's in-memory walk

    Join our community and feel the support of your friends and family by organising an in-memory walk to remember your loved babies. Join thousands of other families raising awareness and funding research into pregnancy loss.
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    Create your own In Memory walk

    Follow our simple steps to create your own socially distanced walk. Invite your closest family and friends, or complete a personal walk, knowing many others across the country walk in solidarity with you.
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    Create your own Facebook fundraiser

    Set up a fundraiser for us and ask your family and friends to help us fund research into miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth, and provide pregnancy health information to parents.
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You’re not alone

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    Support after loss

    There is no right or wrong way to feel after losing a baby. We have information and support for anyone who has experienced the loss of a baby, whether through miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death.
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    Baby loss support group

    Sharing your experience helps. Our Facebook Support Group is for everyone who needs support after loss. It's a secure place to come together and connect as a community without fear or judgement.
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