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Help and support before and after a miscarriage or baby loss

Updated: Nov 7


One in four pregnancies or birth, meaning you will know someone who has been through baby loss in our lives. Having been through miscarriages I know some people can’t find the right words to support someone through baby loss, but there is so much support out there. Here is my list of places to find support when faced with baby loss:



Tommy’s

Set up with the ethos to save babies’ lives by funding research and providing information on the causes and prevention of miscarriage, premature birth and stillbirth.

Link: https://www.tommys.org


Counselling Directory

Finding the right support can be a challenge, here you will find the relevant information about where to find the right support. The team is passionate about promoting the benefits of talk therapy and counselling.

Link: https://www.counselling-directory.org.uk


Saying Goodbye

Providing comprehensive information, advice, support and much more to anyone who has suffered the loss of a baby, at any stage of pregnancy, at birth or in infancy.

Link: https://www.sayinggoodbye.org


The Grieving Parents Support (GPS) Network

The Network's intention is to facilitate bereaved parents to support and uplift other bereaved parents.

Link: https://grievingparents.net


Cherished Gowns UK

Charity creating beautiful items of clothing for babies that have passed away.

Link: https://www.cherishedgowns.org.uk


Aidan’s Elephants

Non-profit organisation that supports bereaved parents and provides bereavement care support to Airedale General Hospital.

Link: http://www.aidanselephants.co.uk


Funeral Services Guide

Helping the public to discover the best funeral directors, monumental masons, woodland burial sites, crematoria and many more.

Link: https://www.funeralservicesguide.com


The Jude Brady Foundation

Raising awareness of stillbirth and neonatal death and funds for child related good causes, and help save babies lives.

Link: https://judebradyfoundation.co.uk


Life after Loss

Help anyone affected by the loss of a baby. Providing support and information to those who have been through the death of a baby at any stage of pregnancy, or early in life, for any reason.

Link: https://www.lifeafterloss.org.uk


A Child Of Mine

UK organisation which helps and supports anyone affected by the death of a child. The organisation’s website is a valuable resource for bereaved families.

Link: https://achildofmine.org.uk


Sands (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity).

Supports anyone who has been affected by the death of a baby before, during or shortly after birth. They offer emotional support and information for parents, grandparents, siblings, children, families and friends, health professionals and others.

Link: https://www.sands.org.uk


Winston’s Wish

Support the needs of bereaved children, young people and their families.

Link: https://www.winstonswish.org


Bliss

UK charity working to provide the best possible care and support for all premature and sick babies and their families.

Link: https://www.bliss.org.uk


The Lullaby Trust

Specialist support for bereaved families and anyone affected by a sudden infant death.

Link: https://www.lullabytrust.org.uk


Child Funeral Charity (CFC)

Assists families financially in England and Wales who have to arrange a funeral for a baby or child aged 16 or under.

Link: https://www.childfuneralcharity.org.uk


Miscarriage Association.

For those who have been affected by miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy or molar pregnancy, with the hope to support and give help.

Link: https://www.miscarriageassociation.org.uk


Babyloss

Online support and information for anyone affected by the death of a baby during pregnancy, at birth, or shortly afterwards.

Link: https://babyloss-awareness.org/organisations/


The Lily Mae Foundation

Help and support parents and families that have been affected by the death of a baby to stillbirth, neonatal death or medical termination.

Link: https://www.lilymaefoundation.org


Kicks Count

Supporting Mums with knowledge and confidence during their pregnancy and teaches them the importance of monitoring baby’s movements.

Link: https://www.kickscount.org.uk


Twin Trust (the Twins And Multiple Births Association)

Support all parents and carers of multiples who have experienced loss whether it was during pregnancy, at birth or at any point afterwards.

Link: https://twinstrust.org


Cruse Bereavement Care

Counselling services specialising in bereavement and loss.

Link: https://www.cruse.org.uk


Child Bereavement Charity

Charity set up to help both children coping with bereavement and families coping with the loss of a child.

Link: https://www.childbereavementuk.org


ARC

Charity which provides non-directive support and information to expectant and bereaved parents throughout and after the antenatal screening and testing process.

Link: https://www.arc-uk.org


Baby Mailing Preference Service (Baby MPS)

Free site where parents can register online to stop or at least reduce baby-related mailings of samples, offers, advertisements etc.


Link: https://secure.dma.org.uk/bmpsr/


International Stillbirth Alliance (ISA)

Information on stillbirth prevention and improvement of bereavement care worldwide.

Link: https://www.stillbirthalliance.org


MAMA Academy

Information to all maternity professionals and expectant parents on stillbirth prevention methods to help more babies arrive safely.

Link: https://www.mamaacademy.org.uk


Butterflies Bereavement Support

Giving bereaved parents access to a specialist bereavement support network at the time of need.

Link: https://www.butterfliesbereavement.co.uk



SPRING

Provide support to parents and relatives who have experienced the death of a baby during pregnancy, at, or just after birth. This includes miscarriage, stillbirth and termination for foetal abnormality.

Link: https://springsupport.org.uk


Aching Arms

Baby loss charity run by a group of bereaved mothers who have experienced the pain and emptiness of leaving hospital without their baby.

Link: https://www.achingarms.co.uk



Our Missing Peace

Help bereaved parents who have been affected by the death of a child. Whether miscarriage, still birth, neonatal, accidental, teenager or an adult.

Link: https://www.ourmissingpeace.org


Group B Strep Support (GBSS)

One baby a week dies from the group B Strep infection. Group B Strep Support (GBSS) is dedicated to working to stop group B Strep infections, including meningitis, in babies through sharing information and empowering parents.

Link: https://gbss.org.uk




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