Baby Loss Awareness Week 2021

baby loss awareness week

Baby Loss Awareness Week begins on Saturday (9 October) and this year focuses on the theme of wellbeing and what that means for people touched by pregnancy loss.

The week is arranged annually by an alliance of more than 90 charities which are committed to raising awareness of pregnancy and baby loss, providing support and working with health professionals to reduce preventable deaths.

It is also recognised as a special opportunity to mark the lives of babies lost in pregnancy or soon after birth.

Throughout the week, #BLAW2021 will explore a different topic each day. They are:

  • Sat 9 October – An introduction to the week and the wellbeing theme
  • Sun 10 October – Looking after yourself
  • Mon 11 October – Looking after those who provide care and supporting those on the frontline
  • Tue 12 October – Looking after siblings (children and adults)
  • Wed 13 October – Looking after partners
  • Thu 14 October – Looking after each other as a community (including the workplace)
  • Fri 15 October – A focus on remembrance and the wave of light, which will raise awareness by lighting up buildings in blue and pink.

For more information about Baby Loss Awareness Week, click here.

You can find a range of free resources available here.

Support and information for anyone affected by pregnancy loss, however recent or long ago, is available from the Miscarriage Association.

Published 7th October 2021