Support if a child or baby dies

Last updated: 7 August 2017

When a child or baby dies you may feel overwhelmed, but there is support available to help you to cope with how you're feeling and things you might need to do.

You may find it helpful to talk to someone about your feelings. This could be:

  • a close friend or relative
  • your family doctor
  • your midwife or health visitor if your baby has died

Support organisations

There are also specialist organisations and charities who can help. If you would prefer not to speak to someone, there is lots of information online that you can read:

Support for children and young people

If you have other children, you can get advice to help them get the support they need or to answer any questions they have about the death of their brother or sister.