Baby Loss Awareness Week 2023

Baby Loss Awareness Week 2023 (9 – 15 October) is a significant and poignant event that aims to raise awareness about pregnancy and infant loss while offering support to grieving families. It is a special time for all of us to come together to remember our loss, though miscarriage, stillbirth or a much loved baby who has died, it is a time to reflect.

1 in 4 people in the UK will suffer pregnancy or baby loss. This can lead to an unpredictable wave of emotions, from hopelessness to confusing, anger and even isolating. In 2021, there were 2,866 stillbirths, 1,719 neonatal deaths and it is estimated that there were over 250,000 miscarriages. It is not just the person who is carrying the baby who suffers a loss but the second parent, mother or father and the wider family. Each will experience their loss differently and each individual needs time to grieve.

The Global Wave of Light is observed annually on 15th October, as part of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness. This year, the poignant day falls on a Sunday, providing a meaningful occasion for individuals, families, and communities to come together in remembrance and support.

Please remember you are not alone. There are many charities out there to support you and your family. For further support or advice please visit the Baby Loss Awareness Week website here:

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