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NMC marking Baby Loss Awareness week

Baby Loss Awareness Week

Donna Ockenden, Senior Midwifery Adviser to the Chief Executive and Registrar at the NMC, said: “It is heart breaking and life changing when families experience the loss of a baby and it’s vital that they feel fully supported and able to talk about their experience if they wish to. It’s really important too, that parents and families are aware of the support available to them.

“Midwives play an essential role in ensuring the best possible care is provided to bereaved parents. I see so many examples of good practice in maternity bereavement care with midwives and the multi professional team working together with charities to ensure that bereaved families are supported and are cared for. Raising awareness of baby loss and sharing examples of good practice is essential. The NMC and I fully support Baby Loss Awareness Week, and I hope that the support shown at this time by so many organisations will bring some comfort to bereaved parents and families.”


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