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. At Tommy’s, we also try to focus on the work we’re doing to make pregnancy safer for all and to support families who’ve experienced pregnancy complications and baby loss.
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While restrictions have eased throughout 2021, the impact and pressures of the pandemic have still been very much felt by families and healthcare professionals alike. That’s why this year’s theme, wellbeing, remains vitally important – looking after yourself and those around you in order to process grief, loss and other challenges.

Your wellbeing and support

Coping with grief: your stories

How we can help – thanks to you

We refuse to accept that 1 in 4 pregnancies have to end in loss or premature birth. Last year, your generosity during Baby Loss Awareness Week directly supported our work on lifesaving research, changing government and NHS policy and providing expert care and information. We’ve been proud take more steps forward in our mission to make pregnancy and birth safer for every family in the UK and to ensure that preventing baby loss remains at the top of the Government’s agenda:

  • Publishing our Miscarriage Matters research findings through The Lancet, challenging the rules that say parents must have 3 losses in a row, and developing guidelines for a National Miscarriage Care Package.
  • Responding to maternity safety issues, working to make sure families weren’t put at greater risk of pregnancy and baby loss by changes caused by Covid-19.
  • Answering 1,582 calls and 4,198 emails via our midwife support line, a 56% increase on pre-pandemic volumes, and providing advice and emotional support to those who needed it.
  • Launching a joint policy unit with Sands, with the aim of halving the number of UK baby deaths by 2030.

With your help, we’ll continue this work to save babies’ lives and ensure the best possible care throughout pregnancy and loss, no matter where you might live.

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£20 a month over a year

Could provide specialist care for 5 families at risk of pregnancy complications.
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You’re not alone

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    Baby loss stories

    Losing a baby can feel very isolating, but it's important to remember that you're not alone. Some parents find it helpful to read stories from people who have had similar experiences to them, like the blogs on our website.
    Read more about ' Baby loss stories '
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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.
    Read more about ' Baby loss support group '