This week (9th – 15th October) is Baby Loss Awareness Week. Pauline Latham OBE MP attended a drop-in session in Parliament held by the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Baby Loss. This event was held to help raise awareness of pregnancy and baby loss internationally.
The charities which are leading Baby Loss Awareness Week, including the Lullaby Trust, provide much needed support to anyone who is affected by pregnancy loss and the death of a baby. They work with health professionals and services to improve care for those who suffer from this devastating experience. In addition, the charities work to identify how preventable deaths can be reduced. This year on Baby Loss Awareness Week there is a particular focus on improving bereavement care, which is so very important to those who are affected by the loss of a baby.
Pauline Latham OBE MP said:
“I was pleased to have the opportunity to attend a drop-in session in Parliament to mark Baby Loss Awareness Week.
It is good to learn of the excellent work of charities including the Lullaby Trust in relation to Baby Loss.
It is vital that efforts are made to raise awareness of pregnancy and baby loss. This is a significant issue which affects thousands of women and families every year.
It is essential that people who suffer from such a devastating loss are aware of and have access to the bereavement support which they require. I want to continue to see improvements in the services and research around bereavement.
It is also important that work is done to reduce any future deaths which may be preventable.
In addition, I note that this week provides an opportunity to commemorate the all-too-brief lives of babies across the world who have sadly been lost.”
More information on Baby Loss Awareness can be found at https://babyloss-awareness.org/ and you can find more about the work of the APPG on Baby Loss at: http://www.lullabytrust.org.uk/all-party-parliamentary-group-on-baby-loss.