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Pregnancy Loss

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 honest.

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 time.  

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:


Further support and information click the links below:

Miscarriage Association - Helpline: 01924 200 799 Monday - Friday 09:00 - 16:00

Your miscarriage

Cruse Bereavement Care - Helpline: 0844 477 9400

Ectopic Pregnancy Trust - Helpline: 020 7733 2653 Monday - Friday 10:00 - 16:00

Sands: Stillborn and neonatal death charity - Helpline: 020 7436 5881

Monday - Friday 09:30 - 17:30 and Tuesdays and Thursdays 18:00 - 22:00

'Care received was fantastic and I was very well looked after and very impressed.'

Patient, Day Surgery, Darlington Memorial Hospital