Baby loss

Every year, thousands of people in the UK are affected by the death of a baby or experience pregnancy loss.

Baby Loss Awareness Week takes place annually in October. It aims to raise awareness about pregnancy loss and baby death in the UK.

Throughout the week bereaved parents, their families and friends, unite with each other and others across the world to commemorate the lives of babies who died during pregnancy, at or soon after birth and in infancy.

Baby Loss Awareness Week is also a collaboration between charities and organisations working together for change and tangible improvements in policy, research, bereavement care and support available for anyone affected by the death of a baby at any stage.

For more details about Baby Loss Awareness Week go to babyloss-awareness.org

 

Local Support

 

Precious Little People – For people bereaved of a baby

Precious Little People is a bereavement support group, based in Stourbridge, endeavouring to meet some of the needs of those suffering because of baby bereavement.

Cost: The group is free of charge to attend.

When: Mondays term time 13:30 to 15:00.

Where: Chawn Hill Church, Chawn Hill, Stourbridge DY9 7JD. Entrance is at the rear of the Church.

To find out more information click here.

Please note this is not a bereavement counselling group, but rather a friendship/discussion group.

Here for You: Locally ‘Here for You’ provide a place for bereaved parents and their children to get together for friendship and support following the loss of a child.

Contact: Jenny 07763013364

Where: Dudley Community Church, 36 Salop Street, Dudley, DY1 3AT

When: First Saturday of every month 5-7pm

Memorial Service

 

St Matthews Church, Tipton hosted a Baby Loss Awareness Service ‘Wave of Light’ which was a short reflective service with candle lighting as part of a global wave of light for babies gone too soon.

 

Click here for information