Baby Loss Support Group

We are a small team of midwives who provide support and advice to women and their families who have lost a baby either during their pregnancy or after birth. Initially we make contact with bereaved families whilst the woman is in hospital. We have a secluded bereavement suite for the woman and her partner with a special cooling cot for baby. Baby can stay in this special cot with mummy and daddy for as long as they are with us in the Maternity Unit. Once women are discharged home we arrange home visits depending on individual requirements, alongside normal midwifery care. Further support continues by phone, text or email.

Venue

Venue address
C/O Maternity Unit Dorset County Hospital
Dorchester
Dorset
Postcode
DT1 2JY

Service Details

Additional Information
There is a regular support group - The Forget Me Not Group, which is held on the second Monday of every month at the Children's Centre in Dorchester. This is facilitated by the Baby Loss Midwives and all of our women and family members who have suffered a bereavement are welcome to attend. This group is informal and provides a safe, caring environment to listen and be listened to during this very difficult time. There is also a private Facebook page that has been set up at the suggestion of the group members, which is a closed group and closely monitored by the midwives. To contact us please call or text Tara Putt or Sophie Wilson on 07795 318318 or 07733 237918.
Referral information
Anyone who has lost a baby, been bereaved either in pregnancy, around time of birth or afterwards and could include those who have lost young children
Age Range Details
Any Age

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible
Wheelchair accessible

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Address: C/O Maternity Unit  Dorset County Hospital  Dorchester  Dorset