This week is Baby Loss Awareness Week

Baby Loss Awareness Campaign LogoThe 9th to the 15th of October is Baby Loss Awareness Week, a time to think about people whose lives have been touched by the loss of a baby during pregnancy or just after birth. The week is timed to coincide with International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day on October 15th.

It’s not something you generally want to think about but it’s something that must have a large impact on the parents. Over 6,000 babies die at or around birth every year in the UK leaving a lot of families that have to deal with the loss of a baby. It’s hard to imagine what they go through.

Here are a few relevant web sites.

Charities Supporting Parents that have Lost a Baby

Charities Helping to Reduce the number of Baby and Child Deaths