Together we care and remember
The loss of your baby during any stage of pregnancy, birth or very early life is a deeply sad and upsetting time.
We are a team of specialist midwives here to support you and your family through this difficult time. We are so sorry for your loss.
For many families, this can be the first experience of bereavement so we are here with emotional and practical support to help you.
We hope that the information gathered here is a gentle support.
Care at Birmingham Women’s Hospital
If we’ve missed you while you were in hospital, then please contact us so we can have a conversation about the support you may need.
Making memories with your baby is an experience to cherish when time together has been so short. We can help with photographs, with memory bags and memory boxes that hold special things for you from your beloved baby.
We can organise support from the multi-faith Chaplaincy, and can also provide a blessing or naming ceremony for your baby.
There is a quiet family room where you may choose to spend time with your baby after leaving the hospital.
To make things a little easier, we can assist you with certificates, registration and funeral arrangements.
We can also help to explain the need for any further hospital appointments or investigations needed.
We have a remembrance book, where you can choose to make a personal entry for your baby. The page is opened on your baby’s anniversary date each year.
We have two remembrance services each year where everyone is welcome.
In the springtime, we have a non-religious service called ‘Forever in our Hearts’.
In the autumn there is a Christian service held in the local parish church ‘Celebrating Brief Lives.’
How you can contact us
You can telephone us on 0121 623 6882. Our office hours are 8.30am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday. Outside of these hours you can leave a message and we will get back to you.
You can also telephone the main switchboard 0121 472 1377 and ask them to bleep us on 1063.
We are here with you.
Here are some organisations that may also be of help
- A Child of Mine– – bereavement support
- Aching Arms – comfort after pregnancy and baby loss
- Child Bereavement UK – bereavement support
- Edward’s Trust – bereavement support
- Miscarriage Association – miscarriage support
- SANDS – bereavement support during pregnancy, or after birth
- SiMBA – memory box appeal
- TAMBA – support for twins and multiple births
- TOMMYS – support for miscarriage