Being the co-worker of someone whose baby has died can be challenging. Because working relationships are often both close (because you work together every day) and yet also distant (because you may have a purely professional relationship) you may be worried about a colleague who is returning to work having suffered the loss of their child, and feel unsure about what to say or do. It is normal to feel like this.
LOLA provides guidance, below, on what your colleague may have experienced and how they are likely to be feeling, to give you some insight. It also offers some advice on things you can do that are likely to be helpful and supportive for your colleague, and things it might be helpful to avoid, too.