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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.

Support

 

Sands in N. Ireland can offer support to bereaved parents in a number of ways. In June 2006, a N. Ireland Helpline was launched. Parents can now contact someone directly in N. Ireland who has experience of stillbirth or neo-natal death.

There are many groups which meet monthly.  They are run on a very informal basis and anyone can attend.

If there is not a support group in your area, Sands Befrienders work throughout N. Ireland to provide support to parents.