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


Elizabeth Thomas on 020 7288 3998, 07919 575667 or
Whittington Health spiritual and pastoral care on 020 7288 5337


ARC (Antenatal results and choices)
020 7631 0285
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)
0845 1304010
The Samaritans
08457 909090 (24 hours a day)

SANDS (stillbirth and neonatal death society)
020 7436 5881

Tommy’s Charity
08707 707070
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