Charlotte and Attila Szakacs only had four weeks with their daughter, Evelyn, before a rare chromosomal abnormality led to her death. Yet they were able to spend a further 16 days bonding with her before laying her to rest.
"I know it might not be the best option for everyone," Charlotte told the Daily Mail "But for us it was so important to be able to have that family time and just properly cuddle our little girl."
According to stillbirth and neonatal death charity Sands, 15 babies die every day either before, during or shortly after birth. "That is 15 families all affected by that every single day," says Erica Stewart, bereavement support and awareness specialist for the charity. "People don't realise it is that number and we need to address that." Continue reading