Sands Bereavement Support Book

We are so sorry that your baby has died or that you have been told to expect that they may die soon. Few experiences can compare to the trauma and pain of losing a baby. Sands is available to provide support for as long as you need it and to guide you through this difficult time, we have put together Sands Bereavement Support Book.  

You may have found out that your baby has already died and you could be waiting to give birth to them or perhaps your baby has died or is expected to die shortly in neonatal care. You could also have chosen to end a pregnancy for medical reasons or be expecting to do so soon. Whatever the circumstances, we recognise that this is an extremely sad and distressing time. We hope that you find the information in this book helpful both now and in the future.

You do not need to read this book in order. Each section is colour coded so you can easily find sections that are most relevant to you. If you would like to share a particular section with a relative, friend or an employer, you can download individual PDFs

You can also download the Sands Bereavement Support App on your smartphone or tablet, or by visiting

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