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Bereavement support

Sadly, sometimes pregnancy does not go to plan. You may have experienced a miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, termination or the death of your baby.

We want to extend our sympathy to you and help you through this difficult time.

If your pregnancy ends unexpectedly resulting in the loss of your baby, you may need support and information. Talking to someone about how you feel, and to your midwife or doctor about what’s happened and why, may help.

Early pregnancy loss support group

Our informal support group is for anyone who has lost a baby in early pregnancy. You can talk to others who have lost a baby, and support each other to help come to terms with your loss.

Sessions happen on the first Tuesday of every month, 7pm to 8.30pm in the Claydon Wing annexe at Stoke Mandeville Hospital.

Drop in or call 01296 316469 for more information

Bereavement officer

Our bereavement officer supports your family and will guide you through the next steps following the loss of your baby in hospital.

They can talk to you through the options for your baby’s funeral, or help you to find a funeral director in your area.

Our bereavement officer will also help you to remember your baby. You can speak to them about entering your baby’s name, or writing your own thoughts in the hospital chapel’s book of remembrance.

Speak to our bereavement office, for deaths in hospital on 01296 316646 or email

National sources of help and support

Sands charity provides bereavement support when your baby dies during pregnancy or after birth.

The Lullaby Trust raises awareness of sudden infant death syndrome and offers bereavement support to parents and their families after the sudden death of a baby.

ARC offers support to expectant and bereaved parentsthroughout and after the antenatal screening and testing process.