Early Pregnancy Loss and Miscarriage
We at LOLA know from experience that suffering a miscarriage is devastating. The loss of a baby in those early, precious weeks of pregnancy can be deeply felt and scarring. It can also be frightening and lonely.
While you are grieving for the baby you have lost, you may also be feeling anxious about getting pregnant again, and have many unanswered questions about the future.
For support and advice following a miscarriage, we recommend you visit the Miscarriage Association, where you will find a wealth of information and guidance to help you work through your loss and to look to the future following the loss of your baby. Another helpful resource is Saying Goodbye, which provides comprehensive information, advice, support and much more to anyone who has suffered the loss of a baby, at any stage of pregnancy, at birth or infancy. This leaflet provides guidance specifically for anyone experiencing baby loss.
The Legacy of Leo is a blog following a miscarriage and the stillbirth of her son, Leo, by one of his mums – to shed a small bit of light on someone else’s dark, and to raise awareness of grief, bereavement and stillbirth. This blog also offers support specifically for LGBT families experiencing baby loss.
Winston’s Wish have a range of practical support and guidance on bereavement to children, their families and professionals via a national helpline and publications for all ages. They offer specialist support programmes for children affected by deaths related to murder, manslaughter, suicide or the military community. Phone 08088 020 021
Help us grieve have a range of resources and an app, supporting anyone who needs help following the loss of a baby at any gestation.
The Compassionate Friends (TCF) is a charitable organisation of bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents dedicated to the support and care of other similarly bereaved family members who have suffered the death of a child or children of any age and from any cause.
Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement. The National helpline is for both families and professionals looking for support – 0800 02 888 40
Children of Janneh is the first charity especially for Muslim parents who have experienced the death of a child.
The Child Death Helpline aims to provide a quality freephone service to anyone affected by the death of a child of any age. Callers to the helpline might be parents, grandparents, siblings, other family members, friends or involved professionals. It is staffed by trained volunteers, all of whom are bereaved parents. 0800 282 986 or 0808 800 6019.
The Tamba Bereavement Support Group (BSG) exists to support all parents and carers of multiples who have experienced loss whether it was during pregnancy, at birth or at any point afterwards.
For more information on miscarriage and its causes, you may also find it helpful to visit this NHS webpage.
For support if you have had an ectopic pregnancy resulting in miscarriage, see The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust.