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Baby Loss Awareness Week 2017

Baby Loss Awareness Week 2017 Every year since 2002, in the UK, between the 9 th and the 15 th October, the renowned charity Sands, the ‘Stillbirth and neonatal death charity’, in collaboration with 40 other leading UK charities, recognises, ‘Baby Loss Awareness Week.’ The week is a dedicated opportunity internationally, for parents, their families and friends not only to acknowledge and commemorate the lives of precious babies who have died, but equally to unite with others in similar circumstances. It also aims to raise awareness about pregnancy and baby loss in the UK; to pursue improvements in support services and research, and to improve ‘policy’ regarding bereavement assistance. Furthermore, it is a demonstration to key stakeholders as to the progress of ongoing and past efforts in achieving the aims surrounding bereavement support relating to pregnancy and baby loss. In recent years, the campaign has helped in tackling situations such as: breaking the silence