Why we raise awareness
Raising awareness on baby loss is something very close to our hearts. In January 2016, we faced the heartbreak that 1 in 4 parents face which was baby loss. It was a dark and lonely 2 years following the loss of our angel. Despite being blessed with our Rainbow Baby, it wasn’t until 2018 that we finally got to the acceptance stage of grieving. This was a pivotal moment for us and from then on, we have actively raised awareness on this taboo subject.
We have been on the BBC 3 Counties Radio and in The Borehamwood Times to help raise awareness on this sad subject. Our work has help many families get the support they need after losing a baby. We are not qualified professionals, we just lend ears to those who need them from time to time and share what works for us.
Baby Loss Awareness Week
Alongside our Rainbow Baby campaign which continues all year round; Baby Loss Awareness week is also something we take part in to raise even more awareness on this taboo subject. For the last 3 years, we have organised and held a public remembrance event to raise awareness in our local area of Borehamwood. We decorate a local fir tree with pink, blue and cream bows and the local community of loss are welcome to hang up a message ribbon card for their angel baby. The week then ends of the Wave of Light on the 15th of October and again, everyone is welcome to attend.
The Baby Loss Awareness Week Alliance are committed to raising awareness of pregnancy and baby loss, providing support to anyone affected by pregnancy loss and the death of a baby, working with health professionals and services to improve bereavement care, and reducing preventable deaths.
Baby Loss Awareness Week is an opportunity to:
- Support bereaved parents and families and to unite with others across the world to commemorate their babies’ lives and lost pregnancies.
- Raise awareness about pregnancy and baby loss.
- Drive improvements in care and support for anyone affected and in the prevention of pregnancy and baby loss.
Baby Loss Awareness Week 2022 Sunday 9th October to Saturday 15th October
Please keep an eye on this page to see details for the next BLA Event for 2022.