We are helping to break the silence around baby loss by supporting Baby Loss Awareness Week 9 to 15 October

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

We are helping to break the silence around baby loss by supporting Baby Loss Awareness Week 9 to 15 October. During this time, we remember all babies and parents that have touched our lives.

Baby Loss Awareness WeekWe will reflect on the progress that we have made to continually improve our services. By listening to parents and families, we have developed systems to provide support in the early weeks of bereavement with on-going support where needed.

We are working towards implementing the use of the Perinatal Mortality Review Tool that provides us with the tools to review all baby losses and asks why? whilst giving parents a voice.

Our dedicated team, including our chaplaincy team and perinatal mental health team, provide care tailored to parents’ wishes and we are working with SANDS to provide specialist training workshops for all our midwifery staff. 

Our Women and Children’s Health Research Team are passionate about learning from parents. You can help us to give better care to grieving parents after stillbirth by helping us to develop a core set of outcomes to focus research for the future. For more information visit https://mailchi.mp/bristol.ac.uk/ichoose

The National Bereavement Care pathway will be launched this week following the completion of its pilot. This will offer us the opportunity to review the care that we currently provide and enable us to see where we can make improvements, in order that all bereaved families’ access equitable care.

Wave of Light

Wave of Light is your opportunity to join bereaved parents, families and friends around the globe to commemorate all babies who sadly died too soon. On Monday 15 October light a candle at 7pm and leave it burning for at least one hour.

Wherever and whoever you do this with, you will be joining a global ‘Wave of Light’ in memory of all the babies who lit up our lives for such a short time.

You can also join the virtual Wave of Light by taking a photo of your candle and posting it to Facebook (NorthBristolNHSTrust), Twitter (@NorthBristolNHS) or Instagram (north_bristol_nhs) using #WaveOfLight and  at 7pm.

Baby Loss Awareness – Breaking the silence.