This year’s memorial service takes place on Sunday 1st December at 14.30
at St James United Reform Church,Northumberland Rd, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE1 8SG.
Everyone is welcome.
Sands UK just announced the launch of their new website.
Check it out here!
New Initial Befriender training dates announced:
Liverpool 14th & 21st September (closing date 30th August)
Birmingham 16th & 17th November (closing date 18th October)
For more information, please email email@example.com
You can read this article here.
Please visit Colin’s fundraising page in memory of his daughter Megan Sophie Ferguson.
All proceeds go to Sands UK to provide support and promote research that could help reduce the loss of babies’ lives.
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Sands is delighted to announce the launch of a new book, ‘How I came to hold you’, which is available today.This is the charity’s first ever eBook publication, and is also available as a hard copy.
Written by Ben Wakeling, ‘How I came to h…old you’ explores the experiences of 17 parents whose babies died, and how they coped with the journey of becoming pregnant again.
Described by Coronation Street star Kym Lomas as “heart-breaking and heart-warming,” the book is available to download on Amazon (price £2.99), and hard copies can be ordered from the Sands shop (price £6.99).
Following an announcement in November 2012 that funding was being made available to improve hospital birthing environments, the Department of Health has now confirmed that around 20 hospitals will receive money to improve their on-site bereavement facilities.
Visit the Sands website to read more.
Inducing labour in older mums may reduce the risk of stillbirth, according to the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in a new paper published today.
In it’s response to the paper, Sands said that every year hundreds of stillbirths are potentially avoidable with better, more targeted care, and that the offer of induction to older women, which research has long shown are at greater risk of losing their baby just around the time when they are preparing for birth, could save babies’ lives.
See the story on BBC online, featuring Sands response.