Supporting Baby Loss Awareness Week 2021

Updated: Oct 24, 2021

This week X&Y Fertility Leicester is supporting #BLAW2021 - a time to remember all the tiny lives that ended far too soon.

Pregnancy loss impacts on mental health, so #BLAW2021 aims to raise awareness of baby loss and encourage those who have suffered loss to talk and share their stories.

Baby loss affects many people:

  • 1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage

  • 1 in 80 pregnancies is ectopic

  • 1 in 600 pregnancies is a molar pregnancy

  • 15 babies a day stillborn or passing away within a few weeks of birth

#BLAW2021 hopes to provide support to people who have been affected by pregnancy and baby loss. Many charities, including Tommy’s and the Miscarriage Association have come together as part of the campaign to raise awareness about the key issues affecting people.

It can be difficult for people to know where to turn too for support after a miscarriage. Therefore, we hope this blog can highlight resources to let you know that there are others who understand how its feels.

You can help to break the silence on baby loss by joining us in the wave of light on 15th October 2021 and lighting a candle at 7pm to remember the babies who have died.

People are encouraged to share their stories and reach out to comfort those who suffered such heart-breaking loss.

At X&Y Fertility Leicester, we do our best to help peopel who have suffered miscarriages, and look to the next steps to help them conceive. This October, , our team is raising funds for the Miscarriage Association, culminating in Bryan, our Scientific Director, attempting the Leicester half marathon on 31st October 2021.

If you would like to join us to help raise funds to support those who have experienced pregnancy loss, here is the link. And thanks for supporting this great charity.

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