Bereavement Team

Specialist Bereavement Midwives

Kelly Williams: University Hospital Lewisham

Rosanne Gunn-Russell: Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Sadly, not every pregnancy has a happy outcome and some end in the loss of a much wanted baby.  The death of a baby is a difficult time for the family of the baby, and the parents may be required to make difficult decisions.  We know that losing a baby can be the hardest thing a woman and her family can go through. As part of Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust maternity care we offer a holistic bereavement service to provide emotional and practical support during this challenging time.

Specialist Bereavement midwives can provide practical and emotional support for parents during the immediate time after a pregnancy loss and the weeks that follow.  They can visit women and their families at home and continue to keep in contact with them until after their follow-up appointments with their consultant.

Both sites have bereavement suites that may be available to families whilst they stay in hospital and there is support available from the maternity staff and the chaplaincy service during your stay.

If you are looking at this page due to a recent pregnancy loss or are now having a pregnancy after loss and require support please contact the bereavement midwives via the email address below.

lg.bereavementmidwives@nhs.net

 

 

There are also sources of support from charities that support people after the death of a baby.

SANDS                                             

www.sands.org.uk                                              

0808 164 3332

Miscarriage Association                     

www.miscarriageassociation.org.uk            

0192 420 0799   

Child Bereavement UK                            

www.childbereavementuk.org                    

0800 028 8840

The Lullaby Trust                                         

www.lullabytrust.org.uk                                 

0808 802 6868