Information and Support
Sands (Main Sands site)
Little Footprints - South Devon branch of SANDS
South Devon SANDS Memorial Garden - local memorial garden in The Follaton Arboretum, Totnes supporting parents whose
babies have died.
Bliss - charity for babies born too soon, too small, too sick
Towards Tomorrow Together - local mum providing support and training services to professionals
Twins and Multiple Birth Association Bereavement Support Group - befriending service for parents who have lost from a multiple birth
Miscarriage Association - information and support for anyone who has experienced a miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy or molar pregnancy
The Lullaby Trust - providing specialist support for bereaved families and anyone affected by sudden infant death
Saying Goodbye - national remembrance services for people who have lost a child at any stage of pregnancy, at birth or in infancy, whether last week or 80-years ago.
Forums and Blogs
Sands Online Community - The Sands online community exists to offer you a safe and supportive place where the death of a baby can be acknowledged, understood and to help lessen the isolation that many people feel following this devastating experience.
Missing Harry - a blog by a bereaved mother... A journey through hell, searching for the light at the end of it all
Much Loved - charity which allows you to create an online memorial for your loved one and share memories with others
Birth certificate - for baby's born before the 24th week of pregnancy
(Babies born at this stage of pregnancy cannot be registered at a register office.)
When a baby dies before labour begins - this booklet contains the information that you and your partner might need if you have found out you find out that your baby has died before labour has started including: what happens next, your choices and what to expect when your baby is born.
Saying Goodbye to your Baby - this booklet contains all the information that you might need in the first few hours, days and weeks after your baby has died. It covers: how you might feel, telling family and friends, creating memories and more.
Mainly for Fathers - this booklet is based on what bereaved fathers have told us that they needed to know. It covers essential topics such as: the physical and emotional manifestations of grief, telling family and friends, creating memories and finding support.
Deciding about a Post Mortem examination - Information for Parents - This booklet contains all the facts you need to make an informed choice including timing, getting the results and other practical matters.
Deciding about a funeral for your baby - This booklet clearly explains the steps that need to be taken and choices that can be made if parents decide to have a funeral for their baby.
Supporting Children When a Baby has Died - this leaflet is written for parents, other family members and friends who have children of their own, teachers and anyone who comes into contact with a child whose baby brother or sister has died. It covers telling a child, dealing with reactions and answering questions.
Another pregnancy? After a late miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death - covers essential topics such as: how soon to try to get pregnant again, how you may feel during the pregnancy, other people’s reactions, antenatal care, preparing for the birth, the birth itself, and afterwards
Sexual relationships after the death of a baby - this leaflet acknowledges this sensitive area.
For Family and Friends has been written for family members, friends and colleagues who are affected when a baby dies before, during or after birth.
Information and support for grandparents: When a grandchild dies before, during or shortly after birth - this booklet covers the physical and emotional reactions to grief, dealing with other people’s reactions, how the parents might be feeling and offering and getting support.
Information for employers – Helping a bereaved parent return to work- provides detailed guidance to ensure employers are equipped to deal sensitively and knowledgeably with a member of staff who has been through such an unimaginable trauma.
Returning to work after the death of your baby - this booklet includes information on rights and benefits, advice on telling colleagues and techniques for managing emotions.
Long ago bereaved - The death of a baby around the time of birth is a major bereavement that can have life-long effects on parents and their families. So it’s not surprising that we are often contacted by parents whose baby died many years ago, and who now want to talk about what happened and how they feel. Our new support booklet Long ago bereaved is aimed at this audience.
Tracing a baby's grave or cremation record - this information sheet is written for long ago bereaved parents who want to find out what happened to their baby.