Baby Loss Awareness: Wave of Light 2019
7pm on the 15th of October marks the Baby Loss Awareness Wave of Light!
What is the Baby Loss Awareness Wave of Light?
The ‘Wave of Light’ marks the end of Baby Loss Awareness Week (9-15 October), and is also International Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Day.
The Wave of Light is a global event, giving us all an opportunity to support those in our lives who’ve experienced baby loss. By lighting a candle at 7pm on the 15th and letting it burn for at least an hour, you’re joining a global ‘wave of light’ in memory of all the babies who’ve left us. You can do this at home by yourself, or in a group with others – contact your local hospitals and groups to find an event near you.
How else can I get involved?
- Share your experiences or posts supporting those in your life who have experienced baby loss, using the hashtag #BLAW2019. You can also tag @babyloss on Instagram.
- Use these specially designed graphics on your social media.
- Watch and share this video.
- Find more ideas here!
Real Parents, Real Stories
Speaking out and sharing insight goes a very long way in helping to raise awareness and removing the stigma behind baby loss. You’re not alone – very sadly, baby loss affects 1 in 4, but many feel unable to reach out for desperately needed support. We want this to change!
These helplines and websites are all excellent places to reach out for baby loss support; we hope that this helps anyone who is reading this whilst in the midst of baby loss but feeling unsure where to turn.
The Lullaby Trust bereavement helpline: 0808 802 6868
Sands (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death charity): 0808 164 3332
The Miscarriage Association: 01924 200 799
Petals (Pregnancy Expectations Trauma and Loss Society): online resource
Tommy’s: 0800 0147 800
Kicks Count: online resource
The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust: 020 7733 2653 (24 hour message line)
Ectopic Pregnancy Foundation: 0845 070 4636
The Child Death Helpline: 0800 282 986. Additional Freephone number for ALL mobiles: 0808 800 6019
Saying Goodbye: online resource
Life After Loss: online resource
TAMBA: online resource
Lone Twin Network: online resource
ARC: 0845 077 2290 or 0207 713 7486 from a mobile
We’ll be lighting our candles at 7pm.
Lots of love and light from Katie & Team BBY. Xx