The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Bereavement Support

We have a specially designated Bereavement Midwife, trained to care for and support women and families who suffer the loss of a baby. She is responsible for offering immediate and long term emotional support, information and practical guidance to women who:

  • Experience Miscarriage from 14 weeks
  • Experience Stillbirth or Neonatal Death
  • Have an On-Going Pregnancy with a Poor Pregnancy Prognosis
  • Choose to have a Termination of Pregnancy for Abnormalities
  • Have a Subsequent Pregnancy

A Specialist Bereavement Midwife is someone who understands that the parents of a baby who has died will be faced with many difficult decisions. She can be someone consistent and experienced to whom parents can relate, who understands what needs to be done, and can explain all options and choices at a time of great difficulty and sadness. Families have a known person to contact whenever they have questions or requests, or simply want to talk.


Alison Bowes (Bereavement Midwife)
Haamla Office,
St James's Hospital

Mobile: 07920029180

Fax: 0113 2066461

The following websites may also be useful:

SANDS Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity

ARC Antenatal Results and Choices

Child Bereavement UK

Together for Short Lives