Get Support for Yourself
Losing a baby is a life changing event and you will have times when your grief is hard to manage. Having a new baby is a great joy but it does not take away the sadness you will feel about your baby that died. Be kind to yourself and ask for support on the days that are a struggle.
If you feel your worries and / or your mood are getting in the way of you being able to enjoy this pregnancy, or your baby, it is really important you get help. You can speak to your midwife, health visitor or GP they will talk to you and help you find a way to start feeling better.
Preparing For Your New Baby
In recent years there has been a lot of research that has helped lower the rate of SIDs. Following the current advice means that you will be doing all you can to keep your baby safe. The advice to all parents is;
These guidelines are especially important if your baby was born early or had a low birth weight as their risk is higher.
If you feel worried and would like more advice you can speak to your midwife throughout your pregnancy and up to 28 days after the birth of your baby.
If you live in Norfolk
If you live in Suffolk
The Lullaby Trust - Baby Check App - This app has simple checks that you can do if your baby is ill and helps you think about whether they need to see a doctor or health professional.
You can speak to other Norfolk parents and carers by clicking our online community forum below.