"Your children are always your children whatever their age. The feelings of helplessness, of being unable to take away their pain, are indescribable." Grandmother
Grandparents can be overlooked when a baby dies and their grief is often compounded with their inability to relieve the grief of their child. Our new much-needed booklet, Information and support for grandparents: When a grandchild dies before, during or shortly after birth provides emotional and practical guidance on how to cope with the following days, weeks and even years.
Compiled with the invaluable help of other bereaved grandparents, our booklet includes information about what they might expect to happen next, how the parents might be feeling, as well as the importance of grandparents finding support for themselves. It covers essential topics such as: how to deal with the reactions of others, creating mementoes and keepsakes of the baby, and the funeral.
Our booklet aims to answer questions grandparents may have but may be afraid to ask. It also aims to provide them with ways to help the wider family, supporting other children or dealing with the possibility of other family pregnancies and births.
Information and support for grandparents: When a grandchild dies before, during or shortly after birth is priced at £1.25. You can order a copy here.