Bereavement Support Service

When a baby dies before or after birth parents and families can feel overwhelmed by their sadness.

We would like to extend our sympathy to you and your family at this difficult time. We appreciate that the days and weeks following the death of your baby can be bewildering and difficult.

The Bereavement Support Midwife is available to all women who have experienced a loss within the NHSCT Maternity Services.

All midwives can support and care for women who lose their baby. The Bereavement Support Midwife works closely with midwifery, medical colleagues and other professionals involved in your care. She is available to support you and your family providing you with extra support and guiding you with the decisions and arrangements that you need to make during this difficult time.

Everyone has individual needs following bereavement. You may wish to use this service during your hospital stay, or you may contact the Bereavement Support Midwife at a later stage.

Support Organisations

SANDS – Stillbirth and Neo-Natal Death Charity www.uk-sands.org Tel 0808 164 3332

Cruse Child Bereavement Service – Interactive website for 12-18’s www.hopeagain.org.uk  Tel 0808 808 1677

Life after Losswww.lifeafterloss.org.uk Tel 028 9260 5578

Mariposa Trustwww.sayinggoodbye.org Tel 0845 293 8027

SIMBAwww.simbacharity.org.uk- Tel 0131 353 0055

Miscarriage Associationwww.miscarriageassociation.org.uk  National Helpline: 019 2420 0799, Mon-Fri 9 am – 4 pm  NI Helpline 077 4099 3450

SIDS – Sudden Infant Death Syndrome www.lullabytrust.org.uk Helpline 0808 802 6868

ARC –Antenatal Results &Choices-www.arc-uk.org – Tel 0845 077 2290/020 77137486

ANAMCARAwww.anamcara.ie Tel 0852 888 888

TOMMY’S – midwife@tommys.org Tel 0800 014 7800

Twins Trusthttps://twinstrust.org/bereavement.html Tel: 012 5233 2344

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