This week marks the start of Baby Loss Awareness Week, which is held annually by Sands to not only raise awareness, but to commemorate the babies lives who unfortunately are no longer with us and allow grieving families to connect as a support network.
There are now over 60 different charities who take part in the week to help offer support, raise money and awareness.
Baby loss is a lot more common than a lot of people believe with 1 in 4 pregnancies ending in tragedy, this means raising awareness on the matter is more important than ever.
The focus for 2020’s Baby Loss Awareness Week is on the awareness of the isolation parent’s can experience after the loss of a child.
This years focus is so important because with COVID-19 restrictions and social distancing many people already feel isolated, and it has become increasingly harder to seek support.
Baby Loss Awareness Week starts on the 9th and ends on the 14th of October, with the 15th being the International Wave of Light.
The International Wave of Light is where people all over the world light a candle (or two!) at 7pm in memory of the baby or babies they have lost. The social media posts create a wave of light that spreads across the world, you can take part by using the hashtag #WaveofLight.
Sands (Stillbirth and neonatal death charity) Helpline: 0808 164 3332