TW: Pregnancy and Baby Loss. Please delete this email if this content about stillbirth and miscarriage support at work is triggering for you.
9-15 October 2023 is Baby Loss Awareness Week. Although sobering, we shouldn’t shy away from these statistics:
- Approximately 1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage
- In 2021, 1 in every 250 pregnancies ended in stillbirth
- About 1 in 100 women in the UK experience recurrent miscarriages (3 or more in a row)
With most of these losses occurring in people who are of working age, miscarriage support at work is unequivocally a workplace concern.
The Pregnancy Loss Review 2023
Published alongside last month’s Pregnancy Loss Review (a long-awaited independent report on NHS miscarriage care and how it can be improved), the Government shared their vision for improving the care of people who experience pre-24-week baby loss. Amongst many other recommendations, this included:
“Employers recognise the impact of baby loss on employees and human resources (HR) policies are updated to support their staff.”
Considering recent research has found that 24% of people considered leaving their job due to their experience at work after their loss (CIPD report 2022), this is a huge step in the right direction.
Offering Support, rather than Silence
We hope none of your colleagues have to experience the pain of losing a baby, but if they do, our Pregnancy and Baby Loss Awareness Workshop can help you support them.
Facilitated by a clinical Psychologist who shares her own personal experiences and insights of loss alongside evidence-based information. This 60 minute session will increase your understanding of pregnancy and baby loss, its impact and will provide some practical actions that you can take forward.
Whether your aim is to raise general awareness about pregnancy and baby loss, or you’re looking to support a member of your team who’s suffered a loss, our aim is to educate and empower everyone in the workplace to know how they can make a difference.
Click here to find out more about our Pregnancy and Baby Loss Awareness Workshop.