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Our booklet Information and support for grandparents: When a grandchild dies before, during or shortly after birth covers the physical and emotional reactions to grief, dealing with other people’s reactions, how the parents might be feeling and offering and getting support.

“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

Our booklet Information and support for grandparents: When a grandchild dies before, during or shortly after birth covers the physical and emotional reactions to grief, dealing with other people’s reactions, how the parents might be feeling and offering and getting support.