The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Leeds Maternity Care

Bereavement Support

We have a Bereavement Midwifery Team, trained to care for and support anyone who suffers the loss of a baby. The team are responsible for offering immediate and long term emotional support, information and practical guidance to those 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.

Nicole and Cathy are our Bereavement Midwives. They work Monday-Friday 8am-6pm and can be contacted on the numbers below:

  • Cathy - 07920029180
  • Nicole - 07766862627

The following websites and leaflets may help you with more information and support:

Handbook for Bereaved Parents - Information, guidance and support after the death of your baby.  

SANDS Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity

ARC Antenatal Results and Choices

Child Bereavement UK

Together for Short Lives