Joel's main aim is to support families through pregnancy and parenting after baby loss. No matter how long ago you experienced your loss, at any stage of pregnancy, during labour or after birth, we will support you. It is important to know that you are never alone. We aim to celebrate the family as a whole and break the taboo associated with baby loss.
Every first Saturday of each month we meet for a chat and a cuppa (with a slice of cake!), 10.00-11.30am at the Golden Ball, 3 Victoria Square, Worksop, Notts, S80 1DX
The groups are relaxed, friendly and welcoming and you are not pressured to sit and talk if you don't want to. However, we do have a wonderful peer support network and provide access to all Joel's services. You can find out about:
hypnotherapy and 1:1 support
You can also:
borrow beautiful books from our library
meet families who share the same experiences as you
Sunshine Children (baby born before loss) and Rainbow Children (baby born after loss) are welcome to come along too, as they can play, craft and meet other children who have lost a precious sibling.
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. We are so sorry for your loss and hope that by making contact with the BSG you will find some comfort.
The group was established in 1982 in response to requests from parents who had lost a twin. Dr Elizabeth Bryan, a founder member of the the Twins and Multiples Births Association (TAMBA), recognised the special needs of such families and started it off by producing the first leaflet of its kind on this subject. As more people contacted the group it became clear that families faced with the loss of both twins had yet another set of problems, as did parents who had suffered a cot death.
From all of us at Sophia - Pregnancy Loss Support, we are sorry you find yourself here after the loss of a baby. However, we are glad that you have found us. We understand how important support is at such a difficult time. The charity is run by a group of bereaved parents who have experienced the emptiness and pain associated with losing a child.
At Sophia - Pregnancy Loss Support, we aim to educate others about the heartbreak of losing our precious children. We want to help to break the silence surrounding the death of a baby. By raising the profile of this taboo subject, we hope to help people understand how difficult it is to deal with when your baby dies
When a baby dies bereaved parents can feel very isolated. They don’t usually know anyone else who has had a similar experience. Support from family and friends can sometimes fall away soon after a baby has died.
4Louis offer support to families through the following ways
Memory Boxes - 4Louis Memory Boxes are a place for parents and families to create and keep memories of their baby or child and are gifted free of charge.
Personal Support - We are not qualified Councillors, but what we do have is compassion, empathy and experience and are available to chat either over the phone, email, or face to face.
The ways in which we provide support to the mothers and families we serve are continually growing. Here are some of the services and types of support No Footprint Too Small provides at little to no cost:
Mental health issues can have a profound impact on our thoughts, feelings and behaviours. These may range from daily worries and stressors, to serious long-term problems that require treatment and in some cases, professional support, to manage effectively.
It is thought that there are two main types of mental health problems neurotic (typically the more common concerns, such as extreme stress or anxiety) or psychotic (less common concerns, such as schizophrenia). However, they are not always so easy to distinguish. We all have mental health, and what causes us worry and affects our daily lives may vary between each of us.
What is important is that the right information is provided, and that none of us are alone in our journey. Support is available - it's a case of finding what works best for you, whether that be self-help, professional guidance or medical treatment.
Here you will find some of the common types of mental health concerns. On the fact-sheets, you will find general information on the topic such as signs or symptoms, as well as treatment options and information on how counselling may help.
I would describe being a same sex couple experiencing baby loss as being in a small pond, within a small pond. Whilst neither pond is actually that small once you start swimming around in it – you have to search far and wide to find others likes yourself.
Visit the Legacy of Leo website for more information and blogs
It’s currently estimated that around 1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage. Whilst that figure may seem distressingly high, it actually only takes into account the losses which are reported. Many women, who miscarry early into their pregnancy, will do so at home, alone, and often with limited medical guidance or follow up appointments.