Bereavement

We know that losing a baby can be the hardest thing a woman and her family can go through. As part of our maternity care, we offer a comprehensive and tailored service to support women and their families who suffer the loss of a baby during pregnancy or shortly after birth.

Our specialist midwife can offer practical and emotional support to bereaved women and their families. We can visit women and their families at home and continue to keep in contact with them until after their follow-up appointments with their consultant.
 
We support families to organise funerals and offer an ongoing counselling service.
 
We can also support women who have been diagnosed with a life-limiting illness and who may choose to continue with the pregnancy or have a termination.

Bereavement team

Elizabeth Thomas, bereavement support midwife

Contact

Elizabeth Thomas on 020 7288 3998, 07919 575667 or elizabeth.thomas5@nhs.net
Whittington Health spiritual and pastoral care on 020 7288 5337

Links

ARC (Antenatal results and choices)
020 7631 0285
http://www.arc-uk.org/
 
The Child Bereavement Trust
0800 282986
 
Cruse Bereavement Helpline
0870 1671677
 
The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust
 
The Infertility Network
 
The Miscarriage Association
 
North East London SANDS (stillbirth and neonatal death society)
 
Relate
0845 1304010
 
The Samaritans
08457 909090 (24 hours a day)
http://www.samaritans.org/

SANDS (stillbirth and neonatal death society)
020 7436 5881

Tommy’s Charity
08707 707070
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