Welcome to day eight of Week Two - when pregnancy goes wrong where I highlight those small charities that help parents cope when pregnancy goes wrong.
For an introduction to the entire series please visit http://llmcalling.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/small-charity-day-in-may.html
SANDS is an organisation which can offer you support when your baby dies during pregnancy or after birth. The death of a baby is a devastating experience. The effects of grief can be overwhelming and parents, their families and friends can be left feeling dazed, disorientated, isolated and exhausted.
It can be hard to take in information, to make decisions or to imagine how you are going to cope. At Sands there are people who understand what it's like because many of us have been through this experience ourselves, and we are here to help offer support and information when you need it.
They have 3 core aims which are to:
1. Support anyone affected by the death of a baby;
2. To work in partnership with health professionals to improve the quality of care and services offered to bereaved families; and
3. To promote research and changes in practice that could help to reduce the loss of babies' lives
For more information please visit their website http://www.uk-sands.org/