Baby Loss Support

Have you experienced the loss of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, ectopic pregnancy, or your baby died within a few hours or days of being born?

You may find it helpful to talk to someone. Whatever the circumstances surrounding the death of your baby it is important to give yourself space and time to grieve and work through the difficult thoughts and emotions.

We offer specialist support, providing a safe and

caring environment in which you (and your partner) have space and time to come to terms with your loss. 

 

Grief, despair, guilt, anger, lost hopes and dreams can be painful and distressing. Sharing your pain with a specially trained advisor can help you find the strength and support needed to move forward.

 

Support for Men

We welcome men to sessions with their partners or we can arrange appointments so that they can talk to an Advisor on their own.

It's very easy for fathers to get forgotten when a baby dies.

 

Many fathers put their feelings on hold and get through by focussing on supporting the mother and planning for the future.

 

Other people often assume that men will be strong and just keep going

 

Fathers are also generally expected to return to work very soon after the death of their baby and this too may lead some men to ignore their grief and to focus on “getting on with life”. By doing this, however, they may never effectively deal with their own feelings about the loss of this little life. This kind of denial can cause a loss of intimacy in a marriage. Sharing feelings about loss is a necessity between parents.

 

Both the Miscarriage Association and SANDS produce leaflets especially for fathers.

Willow Tree Centre, St Nicholas Family Centre, Chargrove, Yate BS37 4LG

Tel: 01454 324080

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