Each year October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month.

Particularly poignant is 9-15 October - Baby Loss Awareness Week. Throughout the week bereaved parents, their families and friends, unite with each other and others across the world to commemorate their babies’ lives.

Baby Loss Awareness Week also provides a chance to raise awareness about the issues surrounding pregnancy and baby loss in the UK. This year we are calling for improved bereavement support for families affected by baby and pregnancy loss.

In the UK, Baby Loss Awareness Week is a collaboration between more than 40 charities, including Kicks Count.

Now in its 16th year, Baby Loss Awareness Week calls for tangible improvements in research, care and policy around bereavement support and highlights bereavement support and services available for anyone affected by the death of a baby at any stage.

How can I be involved?

WEAR AN OFFICIAL PIN

Suppor the week by raising awareness with an official Baby Loss Awareness Week pin badge. Proceeds from the sale of these badges is used by our charity to prevent stillbirth.

BUY YOUR BADGE


SHARE YOUR BREAK THE SILENCE STORY

As a charity dedicated to preventing stillbirth and neonatal death, we believe that conversation around baby loss is an important way to break the taboo, prevent it from happening to others and help parents grieving their baby be understood and supported. Help break the silence and tell your story, we'd be honoured to hear about and share your precious babies. Including a photograph of your baby is very much welcome.

Please note blogs need to be approved so will not appear immediately. You can view stories that have already been shared HERE.

TELL YOUR STORY


ORDER A PERSONALISED IMAGE

If you’d like a personalised image to display throughout the week, we would be honoured to create one for you. As well as emailing your image to you within 2-3 days, we will also be displaying them all in an album on our Facebook page to honour our precious angels. 

ORDER AN IMAGE


WAVE OF LIGHT

If you'd like to take part in the Wave of Light, simply light a candle at 7pm on Saturday 15th October and join others across the globe remembering the babies who lit up our lives for too short a time.  

Please do take a picture of your candle burning and post it to Facebook or Twitter using the hastag #waveoflight


BABY LOSS AWARENESS VIRTUAL RUN

Take part in our Virtual Run by taking on your own challenge, however you like. You can choose the distance you want to tackle and then run, walk, swim, even scoot on a day in October that suits you. This event is all about raising funds and awareness during the month that highlights Baby Loss Awareness Week.

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