During December and the beginning of January hundreds of Sands parents, whose babies had died before, during or shortly after birth, took part in our on-line survey specifically looking at parents’ antenatal care, and care during and after labour to help us understand more fully their personal experiences.

The survey is now closed and the results will be used in conjunction with the Saving Babies’ Lives report, which will be presented to Parliament in March, to provide evidence of where changes in practice need to be made, and why the Why17? Campaign is so vital.

We would like to say a big thank you to all those parents who took part in the survey, your help is greatly appreciated. Together we can make a real difference.