We are so sorry for your loss, and saddened that you need to use
this information. The team at CDDFT maternity are here to help and
support you through this difficult time and to be open and
We understand that any pregnancy loss can be an overwhelming and
very upsetting experience. We will provide information and support
for you that we hope will help to take the strain off of this sad
Sadly, a pregnancy can end unexpectedly through miscarriage or
ectopic pregnancy. In some pregnancies, a baby dies before he or
she is born (known as stillbirth) or soon after (known as neonatal
death). Around 4,000 babies are stillborn in the UK each year, and
a similar number die soon after birth. Losing your baby is
distressing and can be traumatic.
If this happens to you it is difficult to know where to turn,
talking to the people close to you about how you feel, and to your
midwife, doctor or health visitor about what's happened and why can
be a light in the dark.
Maternity staff will provide you with sensitive care and advise
you on creating memories to keep, registration of your baby's
stillbirth or death and options regarding a hospital provided
funeral or private funeral arrangements.
We appreciate that this is a very personal experience and that
you will need to do things in your own time, when you feel it is
right for you. You may have a lot of questions to find answers to
so we have therefore provided a useful links section to support
sites for you to look at should you wish (at the bottom and to the
right of this page).
For further information about our Maternity Bereavement
Counselling Service please email: email@example.com
Association - Helpline: 01924 200 799 Monday - Friday 09:00 -
Cruse Bereavement Care - Helpline: 0844 477 9400
Pregnancy Trust - Helpline: 020 7733 2653 Monday - Friday 10:00
Stillborn and neonatal death charity - Helpline: 020 7436
Monday - Friday 09:30 - 17:30 and Tuesdays and Thursdays 18:00 -
'Care received was fantastic and I was very well looked after
and very impressed.'
Patient, Day Surgery, Darlington Memorial Hospital