Since Isla died I have found overwhelming support, compassion and friendship from Chesterfield Sands. Sands is the leading national stillbirth and neonatal charity in the UK. They aim to support families when their baby dies before, during or shortly after birth. They aim to raise awareness around the issue of baby loss in this country and support vital reaserch in this field to help reduce the numbers of babies who die in this tragic way.
In this country the socking fact is that 15 babies a day die. That’s every single day. 15 babies will not go home with their parents tonight. It’s truly heartbreaking, and, for a developed country, completely unacceptable. Reaserch suggests that more than half of these deaths could be avoided with changes to care during pregnancy.
The reason I accessed Chesterfield Sands when I live in Sheffield is that Sheffield didn’t have a Sands group. This…
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