Families who have experienced loss of a baby
Losing a baby during pregnancy, childbirth or during the period following a birth, can be one of the most profound losses a parent can experience. Here we offer some advice on how you can help support parents in this situation.
Losing a baby during pregnancy, childbirth or during the period following a birth, can be one of the most profound losses a parent can experience. This is an event which represents the rupture of the emotional bond created between parents and their expected baby, and is also something that can have an emotional impact on the whole family.
As an early years worker, you might find that you encounter a number of families who have experienced this situation. At the end of 2020 we conducted a survey of nursery workers, and 48% of those who responded said that they had worked with children who had experienced the bereavement of either a parent or a sibling.
Here we offer some advice on how you can help support parents in this situation.
You can alsoto view our webinar in which Claudia de Campos talks about how to support both parents and children who may be affected by this situation.
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Early Years in Mind is a free online network for early years practitioners. The network provides easy to read and easy to use guidance on supporting the mental health of babies, young children and their families.