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Supporting Baby Loss Awareness Week

Published on Thursday, 8th October 2020

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The Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council Town Hall will once again be illuminated pink and blue this week in support of Baby Loss Awareness Week and the Sophia Pregnancy Loss charity.

Baby Loss Awareness Week, which runs from the 9th-15th October, is led by Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity, in collaboration with more than 40 charities across the UK. Locally, NHS Trusts, groups and charities across Coventry and Warwickshire have shared information and organised events each year to support local families during this valuable campaign week. The 2020 campaign will focus on the isolation many people experience after pregnancy and baby loss.

This year, healthcare partners and local charities across Coventry and Warwickshire will be showing their support by releasing a short film aimed at anyone who has been affected in any way by pregnancy loss or the death of a baby. The film encourages people to talk openly and raise awareness of baby loss and can be supported via social media using the hashtags #breakthesilence and #BLAW2020. For more information or to find out how you can be part of Baby Loss Awareness Week visit: www.babyloss-awareness.org

The Sophia charity supports anyone affected by the loss of a baby during, or just after pregnancy and provides crucial help to many people in the Borough and beyond. The charity offers a range of support including, online groups and monthly meetings (currently held online) as well as one to one support over the phone or socially distanced meetings in person.

The charity also works with various organisations on ways to improve the health and well-being of residents within Warwickshire, as well as delivering bereavement training at the George Eliot Hospital. To find out more visit:

www.sophiapregnancylosssupport.com