Written by

Trevor Ward - Partner, Senior Birth Injury Solicitor

Written by Trevor Ward, Birth Injury Unit Specialist

 

Losing a baby is an incredibly difficult and traumatic experience, and it can leave parents feeling isolated and alone. However, there are several charities and support groups in the UK that are dedicated to helping parents who have suffered this type of loss. In this article, we will explore some of the support and charities available to people in the UK who have lost a baby and how they can help.

 

Which charities offer support?

  1. Sands

Sands is the stillbirth and neonatal death charity, and it provides support to anyone affected by the death of a baby. The charity offers a wide range of services, including a telephone helpline, email support, and online resources. Sands also has a network of local support groups across the UK, where parents can meet other people who have been through a similar experience. The charity also offers training and support to healthcare professionals, to help improve the care provided to parents who have lost a baby.

 

  1. Tommy’s

Tommy’s is a charity that funds research into miscarriage, stillbirth, and premature birth, and it provides support to parents who have experienced these types of loss. The charity offers a range of resources and support services, including a telephone helpline, email support, and online information. Tommy’s also has a dedicated Rainbow Clinic, which provides specialist care for women who have experienced a stillbirth or neonatal death, as well as support for subsequent pregnancies.

 

  1. The Lullaby Trust

The Lullaby Trust provides support to families who have experienced sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), also known as cot death. The charity offers a range of services, including a helpline, email support, and online resources. The Lullaby Trust also funds research into SIDS, and provides training and support to healthcare professionals.

 

  1. Child Bereavement UK

Child Bereavement UK provides support to families who have experienced the death of a child of any age, including babies. The charity offers a range of services, including a helpline, email support, and face-to-face counselling. Child Bereavement UK also provides training and support to professionals who work with bereaved families.

 

  1. The Miscarriage Association

The Miscarriage Association provides support to anyone affected by miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, or molar pregnancy. The charity offers a range of services, including a helpline, email support, and online information. The Miscarriage Association also has a network of support groups across the UK, where people can meet others who have experienced a similar loss.

 

Summary

In summary, there are several charities and support groups in the UK that are dedicated to helping parents who have lost a baby. These organisations offer a range of services, including helplines, email support, online resources, and face-to-face counselling. If you or someone you know has experienced this type of loss, it is important to know that help and support is available. Do not hesitate to reach out to one of these organisations for emotional and practical support following the loss of a baby.

 

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