Eastbourne’s MP has opened up about her own devastation of losing a baby in the hope other parents will seek support during such a difficult time.
Caroline Ansell is giving her full backing to Baby Loss Awareness Week (9-15 October) and is calling for more support for people who suffer such a great loss. Caroline believes it doesn’t just affect the parents, but also their families and friends and can have long-term, lasting effects.
The week is an opportunity for parents to acknowledge and remember their precious babies and for people to talk openly about the subject of and raise awareness of pregnancy, baby and infant loss.
“Losing a baby at any stage is devastating and without the right support, the effects can last a lifetime,” said Caroline.
“It's been so little spoken of in times past I don't think we've understood just how many parents have been through this experience and how traumatic it can be.
“It was only when I lost a baby myself that I learned that friends had known the pain of this loss, and, how important it is to be able to talk. This was a great help at a difficult time.”