During 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
- Wendy 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
- Gayle goes public with her story of loss to challenge the taboo.
- 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.
Wearing a Babyloss Ribbon
- Whether it’s a Babyloss Awareness pin badge or a virtual Babyloss Awareness Twibbon to your Facebook or Twitter profile picture, it can be a conversation starter on the subject of pregnancy loss.
Attending an event
- You’ll find information about events here.
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.