UNISON Northern Ireland

Losing a Baby: What do parents want and need? (open to all)

Event Date: 
18 Apr 2018 - 18:00 to 20:00

UNISON Belfast

This event is being run in partnership with SANDS NI, The Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity.  In Northern Ireland over 3 babies a week are stillborn or die in the first four weeks of life.  This experience is traumatic for families and challenging for health professionals.   Drawing on her PhD research and work with mothers and fathers who have lost babies to stillbirth and neonatal death, Dr Sam Murphy from the Open University will outline how it can feel to lose a baby before or around the time of birth.  She will explore how women and men experience the event and suggest ways in which they can be supported through such a tragic and traumatic event.   This is being offered in partnership with UNISON Women’s Committee and there will be a voluntary collection for SANDS NI on the night.