Find out more about how you can support and get involved in the campaign on the Baby Loss Awareness Week website.

Baby Loss Awareness Week

Baby Loss Awareness Week takes place from 9 to 15 October each year. It’s an opportunity for parents, their families and friends to acknowledge and remember their precious babies who have died.

It is also a chance to raise awareness of the emotional impact of pregnancy and infant loss, and the scale of the tragedy, which affects up to one in five families in the UK.

  • Some people may not know how to offer support to someone they know and may feel scared to bring up the subject. Baby Loss Awareness Week is an opportunity to help banish the taboo and make people aware of the wonderful charities and organisations that support parents and offer advice to family members, friends and healthcare professionals caring for those whose baby has died.

Find out more about how you can support and get involved in the campaign on the Baby Loss Awareness Week website.

You can show your support by wearing a Baby Loss Awareness pin, available from the Sands Shop.

 

Wave of Light

Baby Loss Awareness Week closes with an international ‘Wave of Light’ 15 October, where candles are lit across the globe as part of the international Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day.

Here in the UK, we would like to invite you to take part in the global 'Wave of Light'. On this day, everyone is invited to take part in this global event to remember all the babies that have died during pregnancy, at, during or after birth.  Simply light a candle at 7pm and leave it burning for at least 1 hour. Special edition tea lights are available near the time from the Sands online shop.


“Now in its fifteenth year we hope that this week will help families feel less isolated and alone by giving them the opportunity to join with others and remember their babies, whether it be in public or private, across the world.

“Since Baby Loss Awareness Week started, more and more charities have come together that are committed to raising awareness of the issues surrounding pregnancy and baby loss, and working for change to reduce the number of families affected each year in the UK.” Dr Clea Harmer, Chief Executive of Sands