Baby Loss Awareness Week
1 in 4 people in the UK experience pregnancy or baby loss. Here at Tommy’s, we know the pregnancy journey can be difficult and can sometimes feel hopeless, confusing and even isolating. It can be an unpredictable rollercoaster of emotions leaving you unsure of where your journey will take you next.
Some steps can feel unsteady and harder to take than others - but that’s where we come in. No matter what your experience, we see you and we’re here for you, always.
Let’s take time to remember and support each other this Baby Loss Awareness Week (9–15 October 2022). Together, we can take the next steps to end preventable baby loss.
Your wellbeing and support
Baby loss information and supportFor anyone who has experienced the loss of a baby, whether through miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death, or termination for medical reasons.
Support around wellbeingOrganisations, blogs and communities that provide support with issues around wellbeing and mental health through loss and pregnancy after loss.
The Baby Loss SeriesThrough this series, we want to raise awareness of the prevalence of baby loss, and support families affected so they feel less alone.
You’re not alone
Baby loss storiesLosing 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.
Baby loss support groupSharing 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.
Parenting after loss support groupWe know that being pregnant again after loss can be extremely difficult. This support group is for those who need support when pregnant or parenting after previous loss.
How we can help – thanks to you
As the leading pregnancy charity funding research, we’ve invested over £2.4m in the last year to help save babies’ lives. Our work has resulted in progesterone treatment being included in national guidelines to help prevent pregnancy loss, saving more than 8,000 babies every year. The Tommy’s research teams have also uncovered vital links between pregnancy loss and mental health, and how those with low levels of vitamin D could be at an increased risk of miscarriage.
These breakthroughs are vital to help shape and improve the current support that’s available for anyone who sadly losses a baby. And they simply wouldn’t have been possible without your help.
With your support, 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.
Coping with grief: your stories
"After my own experience, I want to support other parents through loss"
Breaking the silence around baby loss in the Nigerian community
Late miscarriage and giving birth to a baby you don't get to take home
Missed miscarriage and facing the devastating decision to TFMR
About Baby Loss Awareness Week
Beginning initially as a national Baby Loss Awareness Day in 2002, Baby Loss Awareness Week has taken place every October in the UK since then. The week is a collaboration between a number of bereavement charities and aims to offer support, solidarity and comfort to everyone whose lives have been touched by the impact of pregnancy and baby loss. Every year the week ends with the Wave of Light on 15 October, a moment which commemorates all the much-loved and much-missed babies. As well as being a time to remember and reflect, many of our community also use the week to fundraise to support our work. We also share stories, resources and advice on our social media pages – if you feel able and would like to get involved throughout Baby Loss Awareness Week 2022, make sure you’re following Tommy’s on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.