Bereavement care guidelines and Support organizations:

  • Sands Sands exists to reduce the number of babies dying and to support anyone affected by the death of a baby, before, during or shortly after birth, whenever this happened and for as long as they need support.
  • IMPROVE is a online training package designed to support healthcare professionals in responding to women who have experienced stillbirth, conduct perinatal autopsy and mortality reviews, and communicate with bereaved parents.

Bereavement-related research:

  • Popoola, T.; Skinner, J.; Woods, M. Exploring the Social Networks of Women Bereaved by Stillbirth: A Descriptive Qualitative Study. J. Pers. Med. 202111, 1056.
  • Miscarriage matters. A new Series of 3 papers published in The Lancet reviews this evidence on miscarriage and challenges many misconceptions. The authors, Siobhan Quenby, Arri Coomarasamy, and colleagues, call for a complete rethink of the narrative around miscarriage and a comprehensive overhaul of medical care and advice offered to women who have miscarriages. April 2021
  • Salgado, H.O., Andreucci, C.B., Gomes, A.C.R. et al. The perinatal bereavement project: development and evaluation of supportive guidelines for families experiencing stillbirth and neonatal death in Southeast Brazil—a quasi-experimental before-and-after study. Reprod Health 18, 5 (2021).

Country specific resources for information and support after stillbirth:

Global Guide
This action-focused guide brings together existing resources and practical guidance aimed at ending preventable stillbirths and improving care for all women and families who experience stillbirth. It also highlights case studies from a wide range of contexts to showcase what can be achieved. Click on this link to find information and support near you!