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Aching Arms:  https://www.achingarms.co.uk/

Bringing comfort after pregnancy and baby loss. Aching Arms is a baby loss charity run by a group of bereaved mothers who have experienced the pain and emptiness of leaving hospital without their baby.

Action on Pre-Eclampsia (APEC)
Helps and supports women who have had, or are worried about, pre-eclampsia, HELLP Syndrome and pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH). www.apec.org.uk

Antenatal Results and Choices (ARC)
Helping parents and professionals through antenatal screening and its consequences.  www.arc-uk.org  They have a helpline open Monday – Friday, 10 – 5.30 :                              0845 0772290        or 0207 713 7486 (from mobile)

 AvMA https://www.avma.org.uk/    The UK charity for patient safety and justice.  Provides free independent advice and support to people affected by medical accidents (lapses in patient safety) through our specialist helpline, written casework and inquest support services.

Baby MPS (Mailing Prefhttp://www.preference Service) online
Free site where parents can register online to stop, or at least reduce, baby-related mailings of samples, offers and advertisements. www.mpsonline.org.uk/bmpsr

BACP  British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy 
A professional body representing counselling and psychotherapy with over 40000 members and works toward a better standard of therapeutic practice – they can advise and put you in contact with a therapist/counsellor in your area.
Website: www.bacp.co.uk Email: bacp@bacp.co.uk Call: 01455 883300 They aim to get back to you within five working days. 

Bereft Bereavement Support
Bereft bereavement support is a provides professional bereavement counselling and support for the adult residents of the London Borough of Ealing. www.bereftbereavementsupport.co.uk

BLISS, the premature baby charity
Support, advice and information for families of babies in intensive care and special care. Includes information for bereaved families. www.bliss.org.uk

British Humanist Association
Has a network of accredited funeral officiants who can help to plan and conduct a nonreligious funeral ceremony. www.humanism.org.uk

British Psychotherapy Foundation 
Can offer advice on finding a counsellor/therapist in your area
37 Mapesbury Road, London NW2 4HJ, Phone: 020 8452 9823

City Pregnancy – Counselling & Psychotherapy
CCPCP is a service located in the centre of London that provides a safe, professional, confidential and non-judgmental space for women, men and couples to discuss their difficulties with pregnancy, pregnancy loss and related issues. www.citypregnancy.org.uk

Child Bereavement UK
Support, information and resources for bereaved families and for professionals.  They provide counselling from venue in Ruislip. www.childbereavementuk.org

Child Funeral Charity
Assists families financially in England and Wales who have to arrange a funeral for a baby or child aged 16 or under. www.childfuneralcharity.org.uk

City Pregnancy Counselling and Psychotherapy in London, London EC1Y 8LE
In East London – offers ‘a safe, professional, confidential and non-judgmental space for women, men and couples to discuss their difficulties with pregnancy, pregnancy loss and related issues.’ This includes issues around infertility. www.citypregnancy.org.uk Phone: 020 7638 5440

The Compassionate Friends
An organisation of bereaved parents and their families. Offers understanding, support and encouragement after the death of a child or children. www.tcf.org.uk

Contact a Family
Support, information and resources for families whose child is ill or disabled and for parents facing a diagnosis of abnormality during pregnancy. www.cafamily.org.uk

Counselling or Psychotherapy
Find a counsellor or psychotherapist dealing with Bereavement:

Cruse Bereavement Care:
Somewhere to turn when someone dies. www.cruse.org.uk helpline: 0844 477 9400 (costs apply)

Ectopic Pregnancy Trust
Support and information for people who have had, or been affected by, an ectopic pregnancy, including health professionals www.ectopic.org.uk

‘Happy Mum, Happy Baby’ – Podcast about Baby Loss

If you have a quiet hour, this episode of the “Happy Mum, Happy Baby” podcast is worth a listen. Gi speaks about baby loss with Elle Wright and Michelle Cottle who share their experiences and thoughts on life, pregnancy and parenting after loss.


Happy Baby Community https://www.happybabycommunity.org.uk/  A community of support for women who have fled from violence or traffickers, and are pregnant or with a young child and are seeking support

Infertility Network UK
Advice and support for people dealing with infertility problems and/or facing a life without children. Campaigns for greater understanding of infertility issues and for timely and consistent provision of infertility care throughout the UK www.infertilitynetworkuk.com

International Stillbirth Alliance (ISA)
International coalition of organisations dedicated to understanding the causes and prevention of stillbirth. Raises awareness, educates on recommended precautionary practices, and facilitates research on stillbirth: www.healthynewbornnetwork.org/partner/international-stillbirth-alliance

Jobcentre Plus
Online information about Social Fund Funeral Expenses Payments and a downloadable form www.direct.gov.uk/en/MoneyTaxAndBenefits/BenefitsTaxCreditsAndOtherSupport/Bereaved/DG_10018660

The Lullaby Trust
The Lullaby Trust provides specialist support for bereaved families and promotes expert advice on safer baby sleep. Phone: 020 7802 3200 Email: info@lullabytrust.org.uk  www.lullabytrust.org.uk

MAMA Academy
MAMA Academy has launched #stillBORN, a national campaign to share the stories of parents and their precious babies who were sadly stillborn. www.mamaacademy.org.uk

Miscarriage Association
Support and information for those affected by pregnancy loss (including health care professionals). Network of support groups and telephone contacts throughout the UK. www.miscarriageassociation.org.uk

Multiple Births Foundation (MBF)
Support and information for families with twins and higher multiple births, including support around bereavement, and information for professionals. www.multiplebirths.org.uk

National Association of Funeral Directors
Advice, a code of practice and addresses for people planning a funeral or looking for a funeral director. www.nafd.org.uk

Natural Death Centre
Advice for families and others on burial in a woodland or nature reserve site and on organising informal and environmentally-friendly funerals. www.naturaldeath.org.uk

Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep
Providing remembrance photography for parents suffering the loss of a baby. www.nowilaymedowntosleep.org/find-a-photog

Petals Charity
Counselling for trauma or loss during pregnancy and birth. www.petalscharity.org Phone: 0300 688 0068

Prem babies’ funeral clothes – Heaven and Hope    https://baby-burial-gowns.co.uk/

Remember My Baby Charity
Professional photographers volunteering their photography services for the benefit of UK parents losing their baby before, during or shortly after birth. www.remembermybaby.org.uk

Available 24 hours a day 365 days a year, to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide. Phone: 116 123 – (calls are free.) Also face-to-face support www.samaritans.org

The Sand Rose Project
This charity has 3 cottages with beautiful peaceful gardens in Marazion, Cornwall where families affected by any bereavement can stay for free.  They offer one or two week breaks in Cornwall and they can also offer short breaks if needed.

The Sand Rose Project works through a nomination process. All requests for a break must be supported by a nominee. WLS as an organisation can nominate parents or families. www.cornwallmentalhealth.com/directory/organisations/show/372-sand-rose-project Phone: 0845 607 6357

Saying Goodbye
This charity runs national remembrance services for people who have lost a child at any stage of pregnancy, at birth or in infancy, whether the loss be recent or 80-years ago. www.sayinggoodbye.org

They also have a section aimed at helping children through the loss of a sibling. www.sayinggoodbye.org/children

The Skye High Foundation
This charity provides butterfly stickers for the cot of a baby in neonatal care who was part of a twin or multiple pregnancy but sadly not all the babies survived. www.theskyehighfoundation

SOFT UK https://www.soft.org.uk/  SOFT UK provides information and support to families affected by Trisomy 13 (Patau’s Syndrome) and Trisomy 18 (Edwards’ Syndrome) and to associated ..

TWINS TRUST Bereavement Support Group
For families who have lost one or more children from a multiple birth, whether antenatally, postnatally, or at any age subsequently. They have a befriending service, newsletter, and secret Facebook page.  https://twinstrust.org/bereavement.html

TEDDY’S WISH  15.teddy.head.and.star.teddys.wish.logo.

Teddy’s Wish funds a counselling support service, which is free of charge to parents who have lost a baby to stillbirth (from 24 weeks), neonatal death or SIDS. The counselling sessions are for parents who are in the early months of their grief, up until 18 months post loss . We also work in partnership with other baby loss charities to provide bereavement support for families to give parents the strength they need to rebuild their life again.

Teddy’s Wish also funds annual healing retreats for parents who have
lost a baby due to SIDS, stillbirth or neonatal death.    https://www.teddyswish.org/

UK Association for Milk Banking 
Provides information and advice about breast milk donation for both parents and professionals.  Contact details of milk banking locations throughout UK. www.ukamb.org Telephone: 0208 383 3559

UK Screening Portal
Information about antenatal screening services in the UK  for members of the public and health professionals. www.screening.nhs.uk

Winston’s Wish
Helps bereaved children and young people rebuild their lives after a family death. Offers practical support and guidance to families, professionals and anyone concerned about a grieving child.  www.winstonswish.org.uk

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