The 9th-15th October is Baby Loss Awareness Week. Throughout the week bereaved parents can commemorate their babies’ all-too-brief lives, knowing that thousands of parents elsewhere in the world will be doing the same. The week also provides a crucial opportunity for people to talk openly about the subject of stillbirth and neonatal death and raise awareness of an issue that needs more attention.
The week ends with Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day on 15th October. On this day, we would like to invite you to take part in the global 'Wave of Light' to remember all the babies that died during pregnancy, at, during or after birth. Simply light a candle at 7pm and leave it burning for at least 1 hour. This can be done individually or in a group, at home or in a communal space. Wherever you do this, you will be joining a wave of light uniting the world in honour of those babies who lit up our lives for such a short time.
You can also show your support by wearing a Baby Loss Awareness pin.