Bereavement Support midwife

The death of a baby at any time during pregnancy can cause great sadness for a woman and her family.

We would like to extend our sympathy to you, your partner and your family at this difficult time.

The Bereavement Support Midwife provides extra support to women and families who have experienced a loss at any stage while being cared for by our maternity, gynaecology, neonatal and community services.

If you would like the support of the Bereavement support midwife you can refer yourself or alternatively, you can ask your midwife, nurse, community midwife, health visitor or GP  to refer you to the service. The Bereavement Support Midwife will respond by telephone to arrange a suitable time for your appointment.

The Butterfly Group

The Butterfly Group has been set up within maternity services in the Northern Trust. The group brings together parents who have experienced a loss (through miscarriage, stillbirth, or neonatal death) with staff to work towards improving maternity services and bereavement care for families. This is not a support group; however, some people may find that making a positive contribution to service change is helpful to them.

We meet to give feedback to staff and work with them to find ways to improve the service.

We are always interested to hear the views of bereaved parents-both the good experiences and the things that need to be improved on. If you would like to attend the next meeting you can contact us by telephone, email, or post.

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