Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity, is an organisation which can offer you support when your baby dies during pregnancy or after birth.
The death of a baby is a devastating experience. The effects of grief can be overwhelming and parents, their families and friends can be left feeling dazed, disorientated, isolated and exhausted.
It can be hard to take in information, to make decisions or to imagine how you are going to cope.
At Sands there are people who understand what it's like because many of us have been through this experience ourselves, and we are here to help offer support and information when you need it.
Sands was founded in 1978 by a small group of bereaved parents devastated by the death of their babies. In particular by what they felt was a complete lack of acknowledgement and understanding of the significance and impact of their loss.
Incredibly in the UK today, in spite of medical advances, many parents continue to have their lives turned upside down by the death of their baby. 17 babies a day are stillborn or die within the first twenty eight days of life.
At Sands our mission is to:
• support anyone affected by the death of a baby;
• work with health professionals to improve the quality of care and services provided to bereaved parents and their families;
• promote and fund research that could help to reduce the loss of babies' lives.
To visit the Sands website, please click on the logo below.