What is Baby Loss Awareness Week?

What is Baby Loss Awareness Week?

Baby Loss Awareness Week takes place from 9th to 15th of October this year. The annual event is a time for everyone in the baby loss community and beyond to come together, remember much-loved and missed babies and raise awareness of pregnancy and baby loss. 

After pregnancy loss, life can take a path that was never expected. This year’s theme is ‘Stepping Stones’ and will focus on the steps of that journey and how they are unique to everyone. The week also aims to share how the pregnancy and baby loss community is there for help and support every step of the way – both during and after loss, and to spread the word that you don’t have to navigate pregnancy loss alone. 

A spokesperson for the campaign says: “The Baby Loss Awareness Week Alliance are committed to raising awareness of pregnancy and baby loss, providing support to anyone affected by pregnancy loss and the death of a baby, working with health professionals and services to improve bereavement care, and reducing preventable deaths.”

At Hand on Heart, baby loss is a topic very close to our hearts. We’re honoured and humbled that our customers have shared their stories of loss with us, and we take the responsibility of creating a tribute to a loss very seriously and sympathetically. We understand how difficult an experience it is to endure, and our staff are completely understanding and sensitive to any requests for memorial keepsakes around baby loss. 

Our aim is always to provide a sensitive service for a beautiful memorial keepsake that will offer comfort in the dark days of grief. We’d love to share some of our customers’ kind words with you ahead of Baby Loss Awareness Week (shared with their permission).

“I got this locket with my stillborn baby boy’s prints. It is completely priceless to me, and I have worn it every day since is arrived. HOH were brilliant, they made sure it arrived in time for his funeral, so it felt like I was carrying him with me on the hardest day of my life. I cannot thank them enough.”

Memorial Handprint Locket Necklace

“The ring contains the ashes of my baby son, it took 7 years for me to finally feel able to open the ashes. I was nervous about having others handle his ashes but from start to finish HoH put me at immediate ease. Everything was done so swiftly and with such care, keeping me informed throughout the process, everything tracked and recorded, and any questions answered extremely swiftly. I can’t recommend these guys enough. Thanks so much for a stunning piece of jewellery that I can wear each day and have my little man close to me xxx”

Cremation Ashes Memorial Jewellery

“I purchased this as a gift for someone who lost their baby, so wanted it to be perfect, and perfect it was. The time from placing the order to delivery was brilliant and was boxed lovely too. The jewellery itself I was so happy with how it turned out and am glad I purchased from here.” 

Memorial Handprint Angel Wing Necklace

We are truly honoured by these testimonials from our customers who have bought memorial jewellery for themselves or for somebody close to them who has experienced baby loss. A treasured keepsake that can offer a glimmer of light and hope during an extremely difficult time is exactly why we do what we do, and it’s why we started our memorial jewellery collection. 

Featured products for beautiful and sensitive memorial keepsakes…

Personalised Angel Wing Heart Necklace 

Keep them close forever with this angel wing heart necklace. The stunning sterling silver heart is engraved with ‘Always in my Heart’ next to an angel wing, and the reverse can be engraved with a message of your choice.

Memorial Hair Large Heart Necklace 

Hair jewellery is created using a lock of your loved one’s hair and is a truly special keepsake. The sterling silver pendant of this large heart necklace is carefully layered with resin containing the hair. 

Engraved Handprint or Footprint Round Charm Necklace With Angel Wing Charm

This engraved necklace is a beautiful memorial tribute and combines a stunning personalised sterling silver disc with an angel wing charm. The disc is engraved with a hand or footprint and can have a special message, name, or date on the reverse. 

Baby Heartbeat Round Necklace With Angel Wing

Made to love and treasure forever, this sterling silver Necklace features the unique heartbeat of your precious baby with an angel wing charm. The round charm is engraved with the image of the heartbeat soundwave, which you can supply from a sound-clip or video. The reverse of the charm can be engraved with a short message or date. 

Our treasured memorial keepsake jewellery collections include Baby Heartbeat and Ultrasounds, Angel Wing Jewellery, Handprint Jewellery, Fingerprint Jewellery, Hair Keepsake Jewellery, and Cremation Ashes Jewellery. If you have any questions at all about any of our memorial products or collections, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team. They are more than happy to help with any queries about memorial jewellery, no matter how big or small. 

Memorial Keepsake Baby Loss Jewellery

If you or somebody you know needs help or support for baby loss, please visit https://babyloss-awareness.org/ for information, resources and the support to know that you’re not alone. 

The Baby Loss Awareness Week’s global ‘Wave of Light’ takes place on 15th October. The globally recognised event will see people across the world lighting a candle at 7pm local time and leaving it burning for at least one hour to remember all babies that have died too soon.

Wave of Light Candle

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