Baby Loss Support Organisations
Sophia Pregnancy Loss Support aims to support anybody who has experienced the tragic loss of a baby through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, medical termination, stillbirth and neonatal death.
Registered Charity Number: 1171082. The group meet every first Tuesday on Zoom 8.15 p.m. – 9.15 p.m. Contact: Nicky Rygielski 07792023020 Sophiagroup16@gmail.com
The local group is Coventry & District Sands (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death charity) and is run by volunteers. The group's trained befrienders offer peer emotional support to bereaved families. If you are looking for support please contact the group at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07896 500237. Please leave a message and a befriender will call you back.
Sands also has a national bereavement support helpline run by dedicated and experienced staff. The team are available to speak on the phone 10am - 3pm, Monday to Friday, and 6pm - 9pm, Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Please call 0808 164 3332 or email email@example.com
4louis provide useful tools, equipment and training free of charge to hospital units, hospices and other professionals who sadly have the job of comforting grieving families who suffer a miscarriage, Stillbirth Neonatal or child death. Below is a list of everything we do to try and improve the services given.
The Beyond Bea charity has launched its Alternative Birth Bag booklet resource for healthcare professionals supporting families experiencing medical termination, late miscarriage, and still birth. Beyond Bea Launch its Alternative Birth Bag | Beyond Bea Charity
The Alternative Birth Bag booklet contains information that cannot typically be found collectively in one place. It explores what families may wish to consider before their baby is born, during their stay in hospital and after they go home.
Beyond Bea Charity
The Mariposa Trust is a leading support charity primarily working within the field of baby loss and bereavement.
The Laura Centre offers specialist bereavement counselling to parents whose child has died and to children or young people who have been bereaved of a parent or significant person.
Contact: 0116 2544341
The Lily Mae Foundation supports families affected by stillbirth, neonatal death, miscarriage or medical termination.
Support meeting every first Tuesday. Offers 1:1 Bereavement Support Service.
Contact: 01676 535716
Or Amy Jackson on 07985 657378
The Luca Foundation provides and repairs cuddle cots for every maternity unit & baby hospice in the UK that needs one. They also have a book to help explain bereavement to children whilst protecting their mental health on their website. Contact Sharon Luca, Tel: 01926 754076
Zoe's Place is a specialised service providing short breaks, palliative Care and End of Life Care to babies and infants with life Limiting and Life threatening conditions.
Contact : Gina Harris
The Acorn Centre offers a specialist counselling service for anyone affected by miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, TFMR, stillbirth or neonatal death, postnatal depression and offers post abortion support. During the pandemic the Centre is offering remote online counselling sessions, with plans to re-open the Centre for face-to-face counselling again once restrictions have eased.
Contact Jane Brown by email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07884 966464.
Baby Lifeline is a unique national charity whose mission is to make sure every mother and baby have the safest and best care possible. It does this by supporting and working with NHS professionals – buying equipment, developing and providing critical training, and conducting research.
Freddie's Wish provides bereavement support and signposting to bereaved families affected by the loss of a pregnancy, infant or child. Funds paediatric first aid awareness courses.
Contact Charlotte Jolliffe
Twins Trust support for bereaved families. They support families and carers of twins, triplets and more who have experienced loss during pregnancy, at birth or any time after.
Hospital Chaplaincy Departments:
Janelle Kingham: (George Eliot Hospital) Janelle.email@example.com
Ricarda Witcombe (SWFT) Ricarda.firstname.lastname@example.org
Kerrie Marsden (UHCW) Kerrie.email@example.com
Bereavement Midwives & nurses
Sam Collinge firstname.lastname@example.org
Leah Callander email@example.com
Nurses on Beaumont Ward (Warwick) Thelma.firstname.lastname@example.org
Mandy Price: Amanda.email@example.com
Stef Carter: Stephanie.Carter@uhcw.nhs.uk
More useful organisations
Child Bereavement UK(CBUK)
Child Bereavement UK supports families and children affected by bereavement. http://www.childbereavement.org.ukTel: 0800 02 888 40
The Miscarriage Association
http://www.miscarriageassociation.org.uk Tel: 01924 200799
Antenatal Results and Choices (ARC)
https://www.arc-uk.org Tel: 020 7713 7486
George Eliot Hospital and its partners support Baby Loss Awareness Week each year.
Baby Loss Awareness Week runs from 9th to 15th October every year and is an opportunity for those affected by pregnancy and baby loss and their families and friends to unite with others across the world to commemorate their babies’ lives and lost pregnancies. The charities leading Baby Loss Awareness Week are committed to raising awareness of pregnancy and baby loss in the UK and providing support to anyone affected. By working with health professionals and other organisations, the week aims to drive for improvements in bereavement care and support, and to reduce the incidence of pregnancy and baby loss.
For more information, visit: www.babyloss-awareness.org
Updated November 2022