Emma has signalled her support for Baby Loss Awareness Week.

Baby Loss Awareness Week, now in its 17th year, runs from 9th to 15th October every year and is an opportunity for those affected by baby loss to unite with others across the world to commemorate their babies’ lives and lost pregnancies.

At the start of the campaign, Emma said:

“Baby Loss Awareness Week is an opportunity for bereaved parents, families and friends, to commemorate babies’ lives and break the silence around pregnancy and baby loss in the UK.

“Wolverhampton has the highest rate of stillbirths in the West Midlands, and has the second highest rate for deaths of babies within the first week of life. Losing a baby is devastating for parents. Yet in nearly 9 out of 10 areas of the UK, bereaved parents cannot access specialist psychological support, and the majority cannot access the support they need on the NHS. This is not good enough.

“Pregnancy loss or the death of a baby is a tragedy that affects thousands of people every year. It is devastating for parents and families and it’s vital they get the bereavement support and care they need, for as long as they need it. I have written to the Health Secretary to ask what additional support can be provided to bereaved parents.”

For more information on the campaign, and where to access support, please visit www.babyloss-awareness.org