Chesterfield charity continues to support parents dealing with stillbirth during covid-19 pandemic

A charity which helps parents recover from the trauma of stillbirth or neo-natal death say it's vital those who have lost a baby continue to get the right support.

Chesterfield SANDS (Stillbirth and neonatal death charity) have told Peak FM the covid-19 pandemic has made what can already feel an isolating experience even worse for families experiencing the loss of a baby.

It's Chair Nicky Whelan wants anyone affected to contact the charity;

"Baby loss is isolating and lonely at the best of times and it has only been made worse in this current situation.

"But we are here for people. Just speaking to somebody that understands can just help so much."

She's also urging anyone who knows a person going through such a loss to keep offering support;

"People struggle, they often don't know what to say to bereaved parents so they often don't say anything at all, but that baby is still their baby. They still want to talk about it like any other child that they may have."

A national awareness month on the subject is taking place until the end of this month.

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