Baby Loss

The loss of a baby, whether during pregnancy, labour or soon after birth, is a tragedy and a time of distress for everyone involved.

Sadly baby loss is not rare – and as a hospital Trust, we are here to help, support and inform grieving parents following the loss of their baby.

We have a bereavement support Nurse Specialist who has been specially trained to support parents and immediate family members following the death of a baby. You are not alone with your grief and we can help with immediate support and advice as well as long term care.

It's ok to talk about... Baby Bereavement

Contact us

Our bereavement services can be contacted on 01253 956877.

External links

The Miscarriage Association
A UK-wide network of support volunteers, who have been through the experience of pregnancy loss themselves and can offer real understanding and a listening ear.

The Stillbirth & neonatal death charity - Sands exists to reduce the number of babies dying and to ensure that anyone affected by the death of a baby receives the best possible care and support for as long as they need it. We have a local group in Blackpool who meet monthly

National SANDS helpline: 0207 436 5881

Local contact: Claire, 07938 977676 or email

National Miscarriage Association

National helpline: 01924 200799

Local contact: Angela 07340983954

Foundation Study of Infant Death (FSID)

National helpline: 0808 802 6868

Ante-natal Results and Choices (ARC)

National helpline: 0845 077 2290 or 0207 713 7486, or email

Providing vital memory boxes and equipment to hospitals and families.

Aching Arms

Telephone 07876504042