“For me the suffering was doubly dreadful for, not only did I have to watch my loved grandson suffer and struggle for life, but I had to stand by and see my daughter completely heartbroken and be unable, perhaps for the first time since I gave birth to her, to help her in any way." Grandmother
We are so sorry that your grandchild has died. As a grandparent, you are welcome to use any of our support services including our helpline, online forum and publications.
Our booklet Information and support for grandparents: When a grandchild dies before, during or shortly after birth is written specifically for you. It covers:
- The physical and emotional reactions to grief
- Dealing with other people’s reactions
- How the parents might be feeling
- Offering support
- Getting support for yourself
- Remembering your grandchild
This booklet also forms part of our free Bereavement Support Pack that you can order from our shop or by calling our helpline.