DIFFICULT DECISIONS OR BABY LOSS

Support when you are experiencing a loss

For some of the families we support, they will face heart breaking decisions which can lead to the loss of their baby. This can be due to ending a pregnancy due to the nature of the cancer diagnosis, but equally this could happen due to miscarriage or stillbirth.

 

Whatever the reason, if you find yourselves in this situation, it is important to recognise your need and right to grieve, despite ongoing treatment and/or surgery and likewise your medical team should too.

 

You should be offered and have access to all loss support in the same way you would, had there not been a cancer diagnosis and this includes memory making and being offered the opportunity to take prints and photographs with you and your baby.

 

For further guidance and information following a loss we suggest contacting:

Stillbirth and Neonatal Death charity

SANDS

sands.org.uk

 

Child Loss

Our Missing Place

ourmissingpeace.org

 

Memory boxes

4Louis 4louis.co.uk

Simba simbacharity.org.uk

 

Most hospitals caring for you provide information on these organisations anyway but if in doubt please ask.

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