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Babyloss Awareness Week, 9-15 October

9th October 2015

Babyloss Awareness Week pin badgeDuring Babyloss Awareness Week we are sharing stories, events and activities that mark the brief lives of babies lost in pregnancy, or during or shortly after birth.

The Miscarriage Association and our supporters are helping to break the taboo around pregnancy loss by:

Telling their stories/sharing their thoughts

  • Natalie shares her story here
  • Lucy remembers ‘Thailand baby’, the baby they never got to meet, here
  • Hands typing on keyboardWendy reflects on pregnancy tests and losses, and shares a powerful poem here
  • In Babyloss Week, a year after her loss, Lilla reminds us here that fathers can suffer just as much as mothers and that it is important to care for them and the relationship too
  • Jade has collected thoughts, feelings and images from others who want to raise awareness about pregnancy loss in a YouTube video
  • Liverpool’s Bay TV hosts a thoughtful discussion on miscarriage, childlessness and faith, here
  • And at 10 p.m. on Thursday 15 October, the TLC channel will feature ‘First Heartbeat’, a documentary following Lisa and David’s story of recurrent miscarriage.

Saying Thanks imageSaying thank you to those who supported us in what they said and did to help us through.  You can eee what others have written and add your thanks.

Wearing a Babyloss Ribbon

 Attending an event

  • You’ll find information about events here.Candle

Sharing the Wave of Light

  • Lighting a candle or candles at 7 p.m. local time on Thursday 15 October.  You can see our gallery of candles from 2014 here.

In addition to the Miscarriage Association, other charities marking Babyloss Awareness Week include SANDS, ARC, the Ectopic Pregnancy Trust, BLISS, the Lullaby Trust and TAMBA.

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