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Baby loss awareness

Posted 09 October 2018   |   By Verity Calderbank

Pregnancy and baby loss is often a taboo subject, and we would like to share with you different ways in which you can access support and bereavement counselling to help you with your loss.

Stockport Homes and Stockport Council are proud to be supporting Baby Loss Awareness Week, which runs from 9-15 October, and will see Stockport Town Hall lit up in pink and blue – to remember all of the babies that have been born to soon.

The annual awareness week, now in its 16th year, is an opportunity for bereaved parents, families and friends, to commemorate babies’ lives and break the silence around pregnancy and baby loss in the UK.

You can help to break the silence around baby loss by talking to your friends, family and colleagues about Baby Loss Awareness Week. There are several charities including Sands, and the Lullaby trust who offer specialist support when it is the most needed. 

Stockport Sands wishes to thank Stockport Council for lighting up the Town Hall on Baby Loss Awareness Week.  This is a unique opportunity for parents to commemorate their babies.  Stockport sands hold a monthly gentle support meeting at the Torkington Centre, Hazel Grove on the last Friday of every month.  Email support is also available daily at or find on facebook on

On the 15 October, a Global Wave of Light takes place – candles will be lit across the world to remember the babies who were born too soon.

Dr Clea Harmer, Chief Executive of Sands (stillbirth and neonatal death charity), said: 

Pregnancy loss or the death of a baby is a tragedy that affects thousands of people every year. It is devastating for parents and families and it’s vital they get the bereavement support and care they need, for as long as they need it.


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