Martin Whitfield MP has added his voice to calls for all families who experience pregnancy loss or baby death to get the help and support they need.

That is the key message of this year’s Baby Loss Awareness Week (9-15 October), the annual campaign to raise awareness about the key issues  surrounding baby loss and the support that is available for bereaved families.

Throughout the week, which is a collaboration between more than 60 charities, bereaved parents, their families and friends, unite with each other and others across the world to commemorate the lives of babies who died during pregnancy, at or soon after birth and in infancy.

Now in its 16th year, Baby Loss Awareness Week calls for tangible improvements in research, care and policy around bereavement support and highlights bereavement support and services available for anyone affected by the death of a baby at any stage.

Speaking about the week, Martin Whitfield MP said:

“Each year, thousands of people in the UK are affected by the death of a baby or experience pregnancy loss. It is a terrible thing for any parent or family and can obviously cause great pain and anguish for those who go through it.

“It is vital that we ensure that bereaved parents and their families know how to access the right support and care to help them deal with their tragic loss. This awareness week is an important way of helping reach out to them and I am pleased to be able to support it.”

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