Week highlights support for families who experience baby loss

9-15 October is Baby Loss Awareness Week and Iain Gray MSP has joined campaigners at the Scottish Parliament to help promote it.

The week is a collaboration between more than 60 charities across the UK to raise awareness about the key issues and the support that is available for families who have experienced pregnancy loss or baby death.

Throughout the week bereaved parents, their families and friends, unite with each other and others across the world to commemorate the lives of babies who died during pregnancy, at or soon after birth and in infancy.

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.

Iain Gray MSP said:

“Every year, thousands of people in the UK are affected by the death of a baby or experience pregnancy loss. It is one of the most tragic and heart-breaking things that can happen to a family.

“The key message this year is that all families affected should get the support they need. With over 60 charities involved in Baby Loss Awareness Week there is plenty of expert advice and support available.”

Find out more about the week, the charities involved and events that are taking place at https://babyloss-awareness.org/