Baby Loss Awareness Week is dedicated to those who have been touched by the loss of a baby during pregnancy, birth or after birth.
During the week of the 9 to 15 October, people are uniting across the UK to show their support for one another. Bereaved parents can commemorate their babies’ all-too-brief lives, knowing that thousands of parents elsewhere in the world will be doing the same. The week also provides a crucial opportunity for people to talk openly about the sensitive subject of stillbirth and neonatal death and raise awareness of baby loss.
Wave of Light – 7pm local time on 15 October
Baby Loss Awareness Week finishes each year on October 15 with a global ‘Wave of Light’
We would like to invite you to take part in the global ‘Wave of Light’. Simply light a candle at 7pm and leave it burning for at least an hour to join in remembering all babies who have died too soon. You can do this individually or in a group, at home or in a communal space. Wherever you do this, you will be joining a global ‘Wave of Light’ in memory of all the babies who lit up our lives for such a short time.
We at Group B Strep Support will be taking part in the ‘Wave of Light’ and will be lighting candles in memory of babies who have sadly passed away as a result of group B Strep infection. We would be honoured to light a candle in memory of all these precious babies. If you would like a baby to remembered in this way, please click here.
Do join us, taking part in the digital Wave of Light by sharing a photo of your candle on Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #WaveofLight at 7pm on 15 October.
Buy your ribbon pin to support families affected by the death of a baby.
Pregnancy and baby loss is often a taboo subject, and these pins can help us break the silence.
Please order yours via our shop – they cost £2 each, including P&P.
We are only able to sell and ship pin badges within the UK.
To be part of the campaign, take a photo wearing your pin and post to our Facebook or Twitter using #babyloss
Help Group B Strep Support
Thankfully, most babies will recover from their group B Strep infection. However, sadly not all do. Each year, we talk to hundreds of parents and grandparents, aunts and uncles, friends and colleagues who are affected by baby loss.
Would you support us, so that we can continue our vital work – raising awareness, improving knowledge and supporting affected families.
Please click here to make a donation or text GBSS02 £5 (or any other amount) to 70070.
Share your story
If you’re taking part in Baby Loss Awareness Week in some way, please do share your story and photos on our Facebook and Twitter. You may encourage others to speak out, and help break the silence surrounding baby loss.
In total, 24 partner charities are involved in Baby Loss Awareness Week 2016 – visit the Babyloss Awareness Week Facebook page for other activities and events.