Supporting anyone affected by the tragic death of a baby

Help and Support

Everyone’s experience of their baby’s loss is different; your baby may have died during pregnancy or labour, or soon after birth.  You may have had to take the heartbreaking decision to end the pregnancy for medical reasons.

We all cope in different ways. However, there is support literature which may help on your journey through this grief.  On the National Sands website you will find copies of all available leaflets to view online.

National Sands Leaflet Link

National Sands helpline 0808 164 3332 Freephone

If you did not receive a Sands pack from hospital, we are happy to send you one in the post.  Please email or call the befriender line on 07513 295504.

Many parents have found comfort from reading these books:

  • Empty Cradle, Broken Heart : Surviving the Death of Your Baby by Deborah L. Davis.
  • When A Baby Dies: The Experience of Late Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Neonatal Death by Alix Henley and Nancy Kohner.

Other support books, including picture books for siblings, are available to borrow at group meetings.

We also offer support to other family members such as grandparents and siblings, along with friends, colleagues and health professionals.  Support can be sought at any stage of the grief process and can be especially helpful during subsequent pregnancies.

If you a looking for a counsellor, this website may be of use:


Next Group Meeting

Group support meetings have been cancelled until the end of May 2020 at least, due to coronavirus

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📢📢Due to concerns about the spread of coronavirus in Oxfordshire, we have been advised by National Sands that we have to make the decision to cancel our group support face-to-face meetings until at least the end of May. If you need support, please ring our befriender phone on 07513 295504, message us on this Facebook… Continue Reading

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