Support groups in the United Kingdom
Basingstoke Cot Death Support Group
The group offers support to newly-bereaved parents by visiting at home, and also through monthly meetings. These meetings are usually held on the first Tuesday of each month.
Contact: Jackie McLaurin
Tel: 01256 412818
Birmingham Miscarriage Group
We meet on the first Tuesday of every month, between 7pm & 8.30pm in the Education Resource Centre at the Birmingham Womens Hospital in Birmingham.
Contact: Alison Simons on 07734 356550
Bournemouth Miscarriage Support Group
Support and advice for women who have suffered a miscarriage. Phone contact initially, visits or meetings arranged on one-to-one basis if required.
Contact: Mrs Y Trapp
Tel: 01202 580751
Bridgwater Baby Loss Group
The Bridgwater Baby Loss Group (Sedgemoor and North Somerset) meets monthly on a Tuesday evening 7-9 pm at the Sydenham Family Centre, Fairfax Road, Bridgwater. The aim of the group is to enable women who have lost a baby either during pregnancy through miscarriage or termination for problems in the pregnancy, or around the time of birth, or those who have lost an older baby or young child to meet. This may be either a recent experience or occurred a
number of years ago. Partners are also welcome to the meetings. Referrals are welcome from health professionals or directly.
Contact: Kathy Carden (Midwife) or Wendy Cox (Health Visitor)
Tel: 01278 446253
Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire: Support after Pregnancy Loss
Support is available by telephone, and by email by contacting Janet Sackman and in support groups held every two weeks in different parts of Cambs and Herts. Quarterly
newsletter and support materials available, plus annual services of Remembrance in
Cambridge and Hemel Hempstead.
Tel: 01763 249243
Chester and North Wales Miscarriage Support Group
Meets monthly meeting on the first Tuesday of every month in the Shotton, Flintshire area. Hospital visits also offered.
I am a telephone contact for the Miscarriage Association and I am always here to listen and help support anyone who has lost a baby.
Contact: Karen Dalton
Tel: 01244 811473
Dundee Baby Bereavement Support Group
The Baby Bereavement Support Group meet every 2nd Thursday of the month at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee.
There will be a Christmas Service of Remembrance held at the University of Dundee Chaplaincy Centre on Thursday 12 December at 7.30.
Tel: 01382 645880 for more information.
Farnborough Baby & Infant Bereavement Group
Contact: Mrs Joy Donaldson
Tel: 01252 545429
Forget Me Not Support Group, Cornwall
Support for anyone affected by the loss of a baby during pregnancy, and for anyone who needs support during subsequent pregnancy. A friendly welcome, literature and information available at meetings.
We meet twice a month at St Austell Community Hospital, Porthpean Road, St Austell 7-8.30 p.m.
2nd Thurs - Support Following Pregnancy Loss
4th Thurs - Support During Subsequent Pregnancy
Run by bereaved parent for bereaved parents and their families.
Visit the group website at http://www.forgetmenotbaby.org for more information and details of other meetings.
Contact: Jenny Moore
Grimsby Miscarriage Support Group
We are a small group that meets on the first Monday of every month at 7:30pm, in Ward B2 Resource Room at the Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital in Grimsby. Please feel free to come along. Visit the group website at http://www.grimsbymiscarriage.co.uk for more information.
Huntingdon Miscarriage Support Group
This new group runs every 3rd Thursday, 7.30pm to 9.30pm, and is held at The Acorn Centre, Oxmoor, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire.
Amanda 01480 384538
Trisha 01487 741456
or by emailing Amanda Buckenham
Leeds Miscarriage Support Group
The Leeds Miscarriage Support Group meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 7.30pm at the Leeds General Infirmary, Assisted Conception Unit, Floor C.
The aim of the group is to enable women who have lost a baby either during pregnancy through miscarriage to meet others who have suffered similar losses. This may be either a recent experience or occurred a number of years ago. Partners are also welcome to the meetings. Support is also available by phone.
Contact: Denene Capper
Tel: 01274 772474
Liverpool (Women's Hospital) Miscarriage Support Group
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A small, friendly informal group where you can meet with others who have had the same experience, in a safe environment. No appointment necessary.
Meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month at the Liverpool Women's Hospital at 7.30pm in the conservatory on the ground floor.
Contact: Eileen Ryan
Amber's Support Group
Support group for families who have experienced the death of a baby during pregnancy. Also provides support for families of babies born prematurely.
Losing a Baby
Support group for people who have experienced miscarriage.
Southampton Miscarriage Association Support Group
meets on the second Thursday in every month at the Princess Anne Hospital, Southampton
Helpline: 07860 370709
Stockport Miscarriage and Ectopic Pregnancy Support Group
We meet on the first Wednesday of the month at Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport, from 7.30 pm.
Contact : Elaine Doyle or Elaine Gregory
Tel: 0161 286 3327
St Paul's Tintagel Miscarriage Support Group
A Catholic miscarriage support group. Aims of the group include an annual mass for all miscarried babies at the church of St Paul the Apostle, Tintagel, Cornwall; and a memorial book kept in church for all miscarried babies and their families regardless of religious beliefs. Anyone wishing to include their babies and their families is welcome to email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to http://beehive.thisiscornwall.co.uk/tintagelcatholic - open the miscarriage support page and fill in the online form.
Torquay Miscarriage Support Group
For those who have suffered miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy. We meet on the first Monday of each month in the Meeting Room, Level 4, Maternity Unit, Torbay Hospital.
Contacts: Gill tel: 01803 400740 or Karen tel: 01803 296667
Wolverhampton (New Cross Hospital) Miscarriage Group
Contact: Chris Hammond, Delivery Suite, New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton
Tel: 01902 643118
For those who have experienced a miscarriage or death of a child. One-to-one bereavement counselling offered.