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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.



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.