Stillbirth Support

Losing a baby is a life changing event. It is an emotion you can never describe until you have experienced it for yourself which we hope will never be the case.

“My daughter was born sleeping at 36 wks on 12-21-14… i’m still grieving. Its hard to look at pics and to be around people or hear of babies but I’m managing…one minute all I want is to be home and the next I want out of here…this is definitely an unfair life experience to go through.”

Nicole Hixenbaugh

At Kicks Count we are focused on trying to prevent the tragedy of stillbirth happening to any family. If you have found this page as you have sadly suffered a stillbirth or neonatal loss we have tried to put together some things that may help you manage your grief, although we know we can’t erase it.

Physical effects of stillbirth

There are lots of physical effects your can experience with still births including Uterus Pains and the production of breastmilk.

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Practical advice

While the emotions of a stillbirth are overpowering, paperwork and practical issues can seem insignificant. We have tried to put together some practical advice for things you need to do and may want to do. Advice covers registering the birth, maternity leave, benefits and reducing the numbers of emails you receive from mailing lists you have signed upto.

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Coping with a Stillbirth

You don’t have to cope with a stillbirth alone and talking with someone can be a great help. You can also create memories with tattoos, memorial poems, naming a star or planting a tree for example.

Coping with a stillbirth >>
How to help a bereaved parent

We asked bereaved parents what helped them and what didn’t in the hope that greater understanding would lead to more support from family and friends.

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Support and Memorial Organisations

Sands is the stillbirth and neonatal death charity. They operate throughout the UK, supporting anyone affected by the death of a baby and promoting research to reduce the loss of babies’ lives.

Visit the Sands website >>