We really want to hold you and kiss your little head, we want to watch you sleeping in your little cosy bed.
We wanted to count your fingers, and your 10 tiny toes.
We wanted to see your smile sweet baby, but you was gone too soon.
We don’t know what way to turn or what we’re going to do.
With friends, families, doula’s and baby loss organisations, we may just find some comfort, some support and some answers.
Our hearts are filled with sorrow, when they should be full of joy.
We know you are in a special place doing what baby angels do, in this case I am happy, but our hearts will forever be bruised.
And though I’m sad you’re not here, for us to hold today.
I know we’ll hold you in our arms, when we’re in heaven with you someday.
There is no feeling like this, but why do we keep it in.
Our hearts are broken inside but still we are expected to lift up our chin.
We all need time to heal, some need more than others.
Now let the awareness begin and let’s break the silence.
Poem written by: Doula, Ruth Dennison.
Each year 9-15 October is Baby Loss Awareness Week in the U.K.
Baby Loss Awareness Week provides a chance to raise awareness about the issues surrounding pregnancy and baby loss in the UK. This year there is a calling for improved bereavement support for families affected by baby and pregnancy loss.
Baby Loss Awareness Week is a collaboration between more than 40 charities here in the UK.
Pregnancy and baby loss is often a taboo subject, let’s break the silence together.
Join us for the Global Wave of Light.
Baby Loss Awareness Week finishes each year on October 15th with the global ‘Wave of Light’. October 15th is also International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day and is recognised across the world.
You are invited to join with other families across the world and take part in the global ‘Wave of Light’. Simply light a candle at 7pm local time and leave it burning for at least 1 hour to join us in remembering all babies that have died too soon. This can be done individually or in a group, at home or in a communal space. Wherever you do this, you will be joining a global ‘Wave of Light’ in memory of all the babies.
This year you can also join a digital Wave of Light at 7pm local time on October 15. To get involved, take a photo of your candle and post it to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #WaveOfLight #babyloss #121doula at 7pm local time.
In addition, each year the miscarriage association work to raise awareness of issues that are especially important to people affected by early and late miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy and molar pregnancy.
Check out the joint charities’ ‘Break the Silence’ campaign, who are sharing stories and short video blogs on the main Baby loss website.