Babyloss Awareness campaign

This year's campaign culminates in International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day on October 15th.


The 2009 campaign runs from 9th to 15th October. If you would like to become involved with Baby Loss Awareness, please visit our Awareness Campaign website or contact the campaign coordinator.


The Baby Loss Awareness campaign group exists to:

§ Promote October 15th as National Baby Loss Awareness Day* within the UK

§ Promote the annual Global Wave of Light* events and services where parents can acknowledge their losses

§ Promote awareness and understanding of the impact of pregnancy and baby loss among health and social care workers and the community at large.

*Baby Loss Awareness Day, including the "Wave of Light" events and services, are devised as a result of collaboration involving the support organisations operating in the area of pregnancy and baby loss. The work of each organisation is promoted without preference at all times.


To find out more, visit the campaign Events pages.  Throughout the year, you can light a virtual candle for your baby by clicking here: Light a Candle


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Welcome to Babyloss

The Babyloss website provides information and support online for anyone affected by the death of a baby during pregnancy, at birth, or shortly afterwards.

We hold an annual Awareness Campaign each October, joining forces with four national charities to plan remembrance events, distribute ribbon pins, and to raise awareness of pregnancy loss and infant loss amongst the general public and within the health sector.


Baby Loss Awareness Week 2009

Awareness Week is an opportunity for parents to acknowledge the precious life of their baby.

This year's campaign runs from 9th to 15th October. Several events are being held across the UK, to acknowledge and commemorate brief lives, and to raise awareness of pregnancy loss and infant loss amongst the general public and in the health sector.

This year's events include remembrance services, and the Wave of Light candle-lighting movement, where we link up with bereaved parents and support organisations across the world at 7pm local time on October 15th. Ribbon pins will again be

As in previous years, the campaign will run as a collaboration between Babyloss, The Miscarriage Association, Antenatal Results and Choices (ARC), The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust, and the Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society (Sands).

Journalists, midwives, health and social care workers can download Media and Information Packs from our Awareness Week resources site. Fundraising ideas and support are also available for anyone wishing to help these worthwhile organisations to continue their research into the causes of infant loss and their care of bereaved parents.

For more information, please visit the Events page on the awareness campaign site, or contact our campaign coordinator.


New Babyloss library pages: making it easy to find the books you need

We've redesigned the library pages to make them easier for you to find more sources of support, comfort and information. In partnership with Amazon, the new section highlights selections for parents, children, and recommendations from Babyloss members.

You can get to the library pages from the Information section.

Wear a ribbon pin to support Baby Loss Awareness

Wear a Baby Loss Awareness ribbon pin as a symbol of remembrance to show your support for bereaved parents and help the organisations that support them. Our ribbon pins are handmade by bereaved parents, their families and friends. You can order your ribbon pins online or apply by post to

Baby Loss Awareness, PO Box 13703, Musselburgh EH21 6WX

We suggest a minimum donation of 1 for each ribbon. Please make your cheque or postal order payable to Baby Loss Awareness.

Income generated through donations received for our Ribbon Pins will be allocated first to cover the costs incurred in promoting the Baby Loss Awareness campaign and thereafter any surplus will be distributed equally between the participating organisations. To read more about the organisations, see our charities page.