Some pregnancies end with the loss of a wanted baby for many reasons and at different stages of pregnancy, labour or after birth.
The parents and family of a baby who has died will be faced with many difficult decisions that they may have to make in relation to caring for their baby and preparing to say goodbye. Our Bereavement Midwife and service can offer practical and emotional support in the hospital at home or at the Zephyrs Centre, a space dedicated to helping support bereaved families away from the clinical environment.
At Nottingham University Hospitals we have a Serenity Suite at both hospitals which is a dedicated bereavement room that you can spend time in, with your baby making precious memories. The Serenity suites were funded predominantly by the Forever Stars Charity.
A future pregnancy after a loss may also be an anxious time and the bereavement midwife can offer advice and support at any stage.
See our Child Bereavement Team page for more information.
Zephyr’s is a truly amazing centre for bereaved families, offering loving care and support following pregnancy loss or the death of a baby or child. Based within the grounds of Nottingham City Hospital Zephyr’s was set up by Carly Williams and Martin Sommerville following the stillbirth of their first son Zephyr in 2013.
To find out more please click on the link below that will direct you to Zephyr's Facebook page: