The death of a baby during pregnancy, birth, or soon after is a life-changing event for many parents. Feelings such as deep sadness, anxiety, anger, confusion, distress, and emptiness are a normal part of grief when a baby dies, and sometimes these emotions can feel overwhelming.
There are often difficult decisions to make and things to plan. These include making choices about care for you and your baby while you are in hospital and finding support when you return home.
Facing a future without your baby can be hard. It may be that your loss is quite recent, or it may be a little longer since your baby died.
There is no set time frame for grief and there is no set way to grieve the loss of a baby. Bereaved parents often have different needs for support at different times. Support can come from different places, including family and friends, local and online support groups, telephone helplines and seeing a health professional.
"My baby may not be here, but they will always be a part of me. In my heart. In my soul. In my mind. And everywhere I go.”