Supporting parents through pregnancy loss and the death of a baby

Health, Medical, Nursing

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Explore the impact that pregnancy loss and the death of a baby can have on a family looking at up-to-date research and the National Bereavement Care Pathway (2017).

This course is accredited by the Royal College of Midwives (RCM)

Learning outcomes

  • explore and develop self-awareness in relation to loss, grief and bereavement
  • recognise physical and emotional reactions to grief
  • gain an understanding of what parents may need when they are faced with the death of their baby
  • be aware of current guidelines, research and initiatives around baby loss and bereavement support
  • be aware of current baby death statistics and data
  • relate theories of grief to practices in the workplace
  • gain an insight into differing faiths, beliefs and cultures
  • explore and experience ways to support ourselves and our colleagues
  • gain information about Child Bereavement UK and other support organisations and resources available

Who should attend

This workshop is for those whose work brings them into contact with families grieving the loss of a baby through miscarriage, termination due to fetal anomaly, stillbirth or neonatal death.

We encourage prospective participants to consider their own experience of loss and how it might affect them during training. Generally speaking, our training is not usually suited to anyone who has suffered a recent, significant personal loss or bereavement.


The ticket price for this workshop has been reduced by 50% to £45, thanks to the generous support of Clare and Mark Fone, in memory of their son Thomas Henry. We would also like to thank Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice for providing the venue for this training day. Fees for participants include course materials, a CPD certificate of attendance, refreshments and light lunch.

I really enjoyed this study day. The facilitator has a great amount of knowledge and has inspired me to carry on giving quality care. It really puts your work into perspective. ” Neonatal Nurse