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In 2013 in the UK, one in every 137 babies was either stillborn or died in the first 4 weeks of life

Here in N. Ireland, over 3 babies a week are stillborn or die in the first 4 weeks of life.

We support all bereaved parents who have lost their babies, before, during or shortly after birth.

Enniskillen Sands

We held a meeting of Enniskillen Sands on 11th February in the Enniskillen Hotel.
It was a very relaxed evening and we simply chatted over tea, coffee & biscuits. There were 5 parents in total and we all found it helpful. We even talked on past the 9.30pm finish. Patricia and her husband came along for the first time and these are their thoughts on the meeting. "Having recently lost our precious twin boy, we made contact with Sands NI. We were then invited to attend the local group. Not really knowing what to expect, we went along to be greeted by Steven & his wife Jacqui. My husband had expected a meeting similar to the AA meetings as depicted on television. This couldn't have been further from the truth. There is no pressure to talk, but should you wish to share your story, the room is full of sympathetic ears. Our experience has been whilst some family and friends are trying to be there for you, they simply can't relate. At the meeting we discovered the feelings we are experiencing are entirely normal and whilst everybody's story is unique there are so many similarities in the scenario in which we find ourselves. Looking forward to the next meeting and Sands NI helping in our journey". We plan to hold another meeting in Enniskillen on Weds 11th March,in the Hexagon Room at the Enniskillen Hotel. Come along for tea/coffee/biscuits and an informal chat. To find out more please contact Tel 028 3839 2509