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Antenatal Results and Choices (ARC)

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ARC offers non-directive information and support to parents before, during and after antenatal screening; when they are told their baby has an anomaly or an unexpected scan finding; when they are making difficult decisions about further testing or about the future of the pregnancy, and when they are coping with complex and painful issues after making a decision, including bereavement.

For more support please visit their website at www.arc-uk.org  or call the helpline number 0207 713 7486 or email info@arc-uk.org

Trusted pregnancy and baby loss information and support.

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Tommy’s is an organisation of caring and committed people who refuse to accept that 1 in 4 pregnancies have to end in loss or premature birth.

Across the UK, our dedicated researchers, doctors, nurses and midwives are finding causes and treatments to save babies’ lives. We also provide free trusted information and support for everyone before, during and after pregnancy.

Visit their website at https://www.tommys.org/.

Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society

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Their vision is for a world where fewer babies die and when a baby does die, anyone affected receives the best possible care and support for as long it is needed.

For more support visit their website https://www.sands.org.uk/
email them at helpline@sands.org.uk
or call their freephone helpline on 0808 164 3332

Our Angel Bears, Support and keepsakes for pregnancy loss

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Our Angel Bears is a small group of parents, partners and friends who want to help bereaved families going through the heartbreak of pregnancy, infant and child loss. Most members of our team have suffered multiple types of losses and we know how broken you must feel. Whether your loss was as recent as yesterday or 60 years ago we hope you can find some comfort in our resources.

Our purpose is to offer online emotional support to grieving families who have angels lost to miscarriage, preterm birth, Compassionate induction (also known as TFMR) stillbirth, neonatal deaths, SIDS, accident or illness. We are not trained professionals in grief or bereavement, however, we aim to bring together organizations who can offer this support and we can signpost you as appropriate.

Working to stop group B Strep infection in babies

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Group B Strep Support is a UK charity working to stop group B Strep infection in babies. Group B Strep (GBS or Strep B) is a bacteria carried without symptoms by 2-4 in every 10 women in the UK. Carrying GBS is not harmful, but it can affect a baby around the time of birth, causing serious infections like sepsis, pneumonia and meningitis. Most group B Strep infections in newborn babies are preventable, but the NHS doesn’t routinely test pregnant women for GBS. Find out more about GBS at gbss.org.uk

Child Bereavement UK

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Child Bereavement UK helps children and young people (up to age 25), parents, and families, to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or when a child dies. We also provide training to professionals, equipping them to provide the best possible care to bereaved families.

For more information or to support the work of the charity, please email:

enquiries@childbereavementuk.org

Visit our website:  www.childbereavementuk.org

National Helpline: 0800 02 888 40

 

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The Miscarriage Association offers free support and information to anyone affected by miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy or molar pregnancy. It runs a staffed helpline (Tel: 01924 200799, available between 9am and 4pm Monday to Friday), live chat and email messaging, available via its website (www.miscarriageassociation.org.uk), and peer support groups, both in person and online.

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PANDAS Foundation is a UK-wide support service for families suffering prenatal/antenatal and postnatal mental health issues. They have a free (in uk) helpline manned by trained volunteers who are ready to offer help & support to all parents and carers. The phone line is open between 11am – 10pm daily on 0808 1961 776 PANDAS recognises that calling a helpline is not always easy or appropriate, so they also offer an email support service. Email info@pandasfoundation.org.uk with your thoughts & feelings, and a trained volunteer will respond within 72 hours, often sooner. There are also 2 close peer to peer support groups for mums and dads respectively. Details of all of this can be found on the website at https://pandasfoundation.org.uk/

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CRADLE is a national registered charity providing support to anyone affected by pregnancy loss, before the 24th Week of pregnancy.

We support women, couples, surrogates and intended parents affected by loss, and provide specialist support for when difficult decisions are made leading to TFMR.

Visit www.cradlecharity.org to access support or follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram @cradle_charity