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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.

Snowdrop Walk - Antrim

The Bereavement Team at Antrim hospital organise this special event, now in it's 8th year it was held on Sunday 15th February
This year,as in previous years, Edel from Cookstown Sands went along with her husband, Brendan and their boys and has sent us her thoughts on the day. "Sunday 15th Feb was one of the biggest attended yet, with around 150 people, unfortunately it just seems to be getting bigger and bigger each year, Some parents were there for their first time and some for their 8th year. It was a very relaxed afternoon, When we arrived we were greeted with refreshments and were very glad of the hot soup as it was a bitterly cold day, while the adults got to chat, any children attending got the opportunity to paint pots and make buns, which made them feel they were doing something special. At 2pm everyone gathered outside and a few poems were read and then everyone was then invited to make their way over to the garden to plant their snowdrops. There was also a snowdrop walk marked out which had poems attached which led you through the tree's, and down by the water which gave anyone that wanted some time for reflection. It's a very well organised event." The Snowdrop Walk is now well established as one of the remembrance events of the year and we always encourage parents to go along as it is another opportunity to remember your baby in a special way. If you didn't go along this year, perhaps you'll think about going next year.