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Baby Loss and Bereavement Service

We provide emotional and practical support to families experiencing the loss of their baby. 

Snowdrop Bereavement team

Our Snowdrop Bereavement team is a specialist team of midwives who offer bereavement support to parents and families who have experienced pregnancy or baby loss in North Wales. 

We support families that have experienced pregnancy loss at all gestations and can support losses of babies up to 28 days postnatal.

How our team can support you

While you're in hospital, you will meet a member of our Snowdrop Bereavement team who will continue to support and guide you and your family during this difficult time.

Although our team aren't counsellors, we will offer a safe space to talk through your grief and the reality of life after loss. We offer the following support: 

  • Regular contact with you and your family. We offer support both in hospital and community settings, providing home visits and telephone contact to meet the individual needs of each family. 
  • Emotional support, birth planning and memory making. 
  • Guidance on funeral arrangements and support with legal documents. 
  • We will provide you with updates on any investigation processes and results. 
  • We also support by recommending and referring you to counselling services and other external support charities such as Hope House, CRUSE North Wales, 2 Wish upon a Star and more. 

The Snowdrop team is available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. You will be provided with the contact details for our Snowdrop team during your time at the hospital.  

Information when you need it

We encourage you and your family to meet with our bereavement midwives at the earliest opportunity so we can begin supporting you through this difficult time. We understand loss can be overwhelming and you may not be ready for all the information right now. If you and your family decide you are not ready to receive support from our bereavement midwives, you will be provided with our details to contact us at a later date if you change your mind, or require any additional information.