Baby Loss Awareness Week

Find out what Baby Loss Awareness Week is, the 2017 campaign, and how you can get involved this year.

What is Baby Loss Awareness Week?

Baby Loss Awareness Week (9 to 15 October) gives parents an opportunity to unite and commemorate their babies’ lives while raising awareness of pregnancy loss and baby death.

What we did last year

In 2017 we joined with over 40 other charities in the UK to support the campaign and call for improved bereavement care for anyone who has lost a baby before, during or after birth.

The campaign called for:

  • All UK hospitals to be required to offer excellent bereavement care to parents.
  • A member of staff appointed to lead on bereavement care in every hospital department where pregnancy loss and baby death occurs.
  • Bereavement rooms to be available and accessible in all hospitals.
  • All health and social care professionals to receive the highest standard of bereavement care training.

How can I get involved?

Find out how you can get involved this year by visiting the Baby Loss Awareness Week website.