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.
Information following the loss of your baby after 24 weeks
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 Loss – www.lifeafterloss.org.uk Tel 028 9260 5578
Mariposa Trust – www.sayinggoodbye.org Tel 0845 293 8027
SIMBA – www.simbacharity.org.uk- Tel 0131 353 0055
Miscarriage Association – www.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
ANAMCARA – www.anamcara.ie Tel 0852 888 888
TOMMY’S – firstname.lastname@example.org Tel 0800 014 7800
Twins Trust– https://twinstrust.org/bereavement.html Tel: 012 5233 2344