Finding a ‘new’ normal after the loss of a baby can feel frightening and lonely. Reaching out to friends and family can be difficult as they may not understand what you are feeling or how to talk to you. There are many groups and charities offering support to bereaved parents and their families.
The following groups are just a small selection of the baby loss community you may find helpful during this time. Each group offers understanding and guidance for navigating this new normal:
Sands | Supporting bereaved families - Sands is the leading stillbirth and neonatal death charity in the UK. SANDS provides bereavement support services to parents and health care professionals.
4Louis - A UK charity supporting anyone affected by miscarriage, stillbirth or death of a child.
The Miscarriage Association
The Miscarriage Association - Provides support and information to anyone affected by pregnancy loss via a helpline, volunteer telephone contacts, local support groups and websites.
Tommy's - Providing research into miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth. Tommy's offer pregnancy health information to parents.
Little Things and Co.
Little Things & Co. - A bereavement charity who offer practical and emotional support to those who have suffered the loss of a baby.
Our Sam - Support for anyone affected by baby loss following miscarriage, stillbirth, termination for medical reasons and neonatal death.
Aching Arms UK
Aching Arms - A bereavement charity offering comfort to parents experiencing the loss of a baby through the provision of teddy bears and support networks.
Child Bereavement UK
Child Bereavement UK - Supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying or when a child is facing bereavement.
Antenatal Results and Choices (ARC)
Antenatal Results and Choices (ARC) - Offers impartial information and support to expectant parents facing decisions about antenatal tests and results.
Sibling Support - A charity designed by sibling for siblings – this charity offers support, resources and counselling to siblings who have experienced the loss of a brother sister.