to dress a tiny baby with dignity and respect for final goodbyes.
Pregnancy Loss Awareness for Babies
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Back in the 1950's and 1960s baby loss was not talked about. The experiences most mums had with pregnancy loss was quite appalling compared to the recent years.2000's mums was told to get on with it, babies were cremated without being held by the parents by funeral directors. In some faiths a baby that was a stillbirth couldn't even be baptised and buried in a sacred family burial plot. some babies were buried along side a wall with unmarked graves.
now its much more different parents can grieve with their baby born at any gestational age before having a funeral or cremation service. babies can be dressed held bathed photographed to help bereaved families cope and say final good bye with dignity and the respect these babies deserve..
popular question raised about baby loss awareness!
Q1.Is there a particular day or week for pregnancy and baby loss awareness in the Uk ?
A Yes its the week 9th -15th October every year.
Q2. what can I do to help with pregnancy and baby loss awareness week?
A on social media people join groups such as Facebook and take photographs of candles in their own home and post them in the groups for everyone to remember .Its often done by family members of their own birth of their babies that have been lost over the past years. Simply light a candle at 7pm and leave it burning for at least 1 hour. This can be done individually or in a group, at home or in a communal space. Wherever you do this, you will be uniting with others across the world in honour of those babies who lit up our lives for such a short time. the others share like love each ones pictures and awareness is then made known. Lots of people find it hard to talk about but many parents want the subject to be talked about not brushed under the carpet because they in fact are still parents just their babies arn't close by anymore .
Q3. How long as pregnancy loss awareness been going for ?
A 14 years ago pregnancy loss awareness started
Q4 is there anything else I can do to become more involved with pregnancy loss awareness for babies?
yes you can contact Sands and other baby loss charities to buy a lapel badge / pin and wear it for a talking point for anyone who spots it on your coat.