My daughter Uma
WORLD CHILDLESS WEEK
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While we will always endeavour to do our best to help you, other external sources may be also of help. Here are some we recommend:
ANTENATAL RESULTS AND CHOICES (ARC)
Information and support for parents throughout antenatal testing and when a significant abnormality is detected in the unborn baby. (Formerly called SATFA) www.arc-uk.org
THE BRITISH ASSOCIATION FOR COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY
Maintains a register of qualified counsellors and can help you find one in your area. Tel: 0870 443 5252
CHILD BEREAVEMENT UK
Support, information and resources for bereaved families and for professionals. www.childbereavementuk.org
THE COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS
An organisation of bereaved parents and their families offering understanding, support and encouragement to others after the death of a child or children. www.tcf.org.uk
ECTOPIC PREGNANCY TRUST
Support and information for people who have had or been affected by an ectopic pregnancy, including health professionals.
GROUP B STREP SUPPORT
Working to ensure every relevant health professional in the UK is fully informed about how most group B strep (GBS) infections in newborn babies can be prevented.
INFERTILITY NETWORK UK
Advice and support for people dealing with infertility problems and/or facing a life without children. Campaigns for greater understanding of infertility issues and timely and consistent provision of infertility care throughout the UK. www.infertilitynetworkuk.com
THE LULLABY TRUST
Provides specialist support for bereaved families and anyone affected by a sudden infant death.
Support and information for those affected by pregnancy loss (including health care professionals). Network of support groups and telephone contacts throughout the UK.
NHS website giving advice on a range of health issues, including stillbirth.
OSCARS WISH FOUNDATION Offers comfort, advice and support to parents and families who have lost a baby due to stillbirth and neonatal death. www.oscarswishfoundation.co.uk
PERINATAL INSTITUTE FOR MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH
Aims to reduce perinatal mortality and morbidity by distilling and disseminating the evidence for best practice in perinatal care and promoting its implementation.
Stillbirth and Neonatal death charity supports anyone who has been affected by the death of a baby before, during or shortly after birth. We offer emotional support and information for parents, grandparents, siblings, children, families and friends, health professionals and others.
Available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide. Telephone 08457 909090 for the cost of a local call. Also face-to-face support.
TOMMY'S Provides information and support to empower parents during pregnancy www.tommys.org
Helps bereaved children and young people rebuild their lives after a family death. Offers practical support and guidance to families, professionals and anyone concerned about a grieving child.