Empowering Women to Access Abortion Care without Stigma | Abigail, from the British Pregnancy Advisory Service for the #ItStillTakesAVillageBlogSeries

"No matter what the reason for ending a pregnancy, the way you are made to feel at the time is likely to stay with you forever, we must get it right." Abigail, from @bpas1968 for the #ItStillTakesAVillageBlogSeries

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Helping to Fuel the Movement for Change | Siobhan, from Tommys for the #ItStillTakesAVillageBlogSeries

"I feel like there is still a big assumption of ‘oh well, it happens" & the more people accept that as true, then the less motivation there is for society to care..." Siobhan, from @tommys_baby for the #ItStillTakesAVillageBlogSeries

The Most Precious, Valuable Job | Luana, Bereavement Officer, for the #ItStillTakesAVillageBlogSeries

There is sadly such a range in the bereavement care available currently in our hospitals - but there are some that seem to have got it right. This interview gave me hope - hope for the families that sadly have to say goodbye to a baby or child. To know that they are people out there with such passion, drive and care looking after these families is just wonderful. Please, meet Luana... 

Caring for Families by Providing a Personalised Funeral Service | Nicky and Lisa, from AH Rogers & Sons, for the #ItStillTakesAVillageBlogSeries

Welcome to the latest addition to the It Still Takes a Village – Working in Baby Loss Interview Series where we take a closer look at those who dedicate their day to day to preventing baby loss and supporting those affected. You can read more interviews, here. I personally found planning my son's funeral one of the … Continue reading Caring for Families by Providing a Personalised Funeral Service | Nicky and Lisa, from AH Rogers & Sons, for the #ItStillTakesAVillageBlogSeries

Craving Stillness – an Opportunity to Reflect and Restore Thanks to the Teddy’s Wish Retreat

Back in Summer, I saw a Facebook post from the charity Teddy's Wish, about a retreat for bereaved parents. I instantly put my name forward. I didn't even really consider what would be involved. I just knew that I wanted to go. For me, one of the biggest challenges in parenting after loss is time. … Continue reading Craving Stillness – an Opportunity to Reflect and Restore Thanks to the Teddy’s Wish Retreat

Exploring the Choices that Bereaved Families Make | The Death Before Birth Project for the #ItStillTakesAVillageBlogSeries

"We hope that our findings will help to promote best practice and set standards for excellent bereavement care following pregnancy loss."

The Importance of Rituals and Ceremonies | Rosalie for the #ItStillTakesAVillageBlogSeries

Welcome to the latest addition to the It Still Takes a Village – Working in Baby Loss Interview Series where we take a closer look at those who dedicate their day to day to preventing baby loss and supporting those affected. You can read more interviews, here. For Leo's funeral, being unreligious, we weren't too sure who we could … Continue reading The Importance of Rituals and Ceremonies | Rosalie for the #ItStillTakesAVillageBlogSeries

Finding Answers for Why a Baby has Died | Helena from Wolferstans Solicitors for the #ItStillTakesAVillageBlogSeries

Welcome to the latest addition to the It Still Takes a Village – Working in Baby Loss Interview Series where we take a closer look at those who dedicate their day to day to preventing baby loss and supporting those affected. You can read more interviews, here.   Sadly, when a baby dies, it can sometimes be … Continue reading Finding Answers for Why a Baby has Died | Helena from Wolferstans Solicitors for the #ItStillTakesAVillageBlogSeries

You Do Not Need to Face it Alone | Karen, from Petals Charity for the #ItStillTakesAVillageBlogSeries

I’m Karen Burgess the CEO of Petals, the baby loss counselling charity. I am also the founder, having set up Petals in 2011 – I am a counsellor by training and have been working with maternity services for 10 years.

Helping Families To Heal From Baby Loss and Birth Trauma | Jan, from Healthy You Ltd, for the #ItStillTakesAVillageBlogSeries

Longer term support after baby loss is often really lacking. Something that I am becoming more and more aware of is the lack of acknowledgement that together with baby loss, parents can also experience trauma which goes unsupported. The impact of loss and trauma runs deep and can have so many knock ons. There are however, a lot of people really working hard within birth trauma and/or baby loss to put this support in place. For today's spotlight, I'd like you to meet Jan...