Each year The Lullaby Trust joins other leading baby charities to raise awareness of baby loss and campaign to secure the support of MPs for the provision of better bereavement care. Baby Loss Awareness Week takes place 9-15th October. During this week families all over the world will commemorate the lives of their babies and share memories of the all too brief time they had together.
The week ends with the global “Wave of Light’ on Sunday 15th October, where candles are lit across the globe as part of the international Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day.
The charities leading Baby Loss Awareness Week provide support to anyone affected by pregnancy loss and the death of a baby, and work with health professionals and services to improve care.
This year, we want to talk about better bereavement care for people affected by pregnancy and baby loss.
It is vital that good bereavement care is offered to anyone who has lost a baby. Unfortunately standards of care vary depending on where the parents live and even who is on shift that day as many hospitals do not have bereavement training for staff or a dedicated bereavement room in their maternity unit.
We believe that as far as is possible, there should be high quality bereavement support services and care available for everyone wherever they live in the UK. Everyone should have the chance to have the support they need, when they need it, for as long as they need it. This Baby Loss Awareness Week we want to talk about what could be done right now to better support families affected by the death of a baby.
If you want to talk to The Lullaby Trust our free bereavement support helpline is open 10am-5pm Monday to Friday and 6pm-10pm during the weekend 0808 802 6868
For more information about Baby Loss Awareness Week please follow us on social media or visit the Baby Loss Awareness Week website