Pregnancy and baby loss is something that is not often times openly talked about. You may be sitting across the table at a coffee morning, with a mum who had just recently had a miscarriage. Dads go through a tough time as well, as it is for the mum.
In honour of Baby Loss Awareness week, a two day virtual event will take place on the 12th and 13th of October. This is to bring awareness and offer support to all those affected. The press release below outlines the free programme.
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Baby Loss Awareness Week
Baby Loss Awareness Week 2023 begins on the 9th October 2023. It marks a global week of awareness, and support for the many affected by, and those supporting families through loss.
How families are supported through these experiences has an enormous and lasting impact on the ongoing emotional and mental wellbeing of families.
Love Through Loss 2023 Event
In the GCC and beyond, the Love Through Loss event will take place online on Thursday 12th and Friday 13th October 2023.
This will be followed by an in-person Afternoon of Remembrance on Sunday 15th October 2023 for the Global Wave of Light. The session will go from 5:50 – 7:30pm, at Nature Escapes, Al Barari in Dubai.
Registration is now open at www.lovethroughlosssupport.com
Both events see local communities come together alongside pregnancy and baby loss survivors. This is also for those who have struggled or been unable to become parents. The event is there to provide support, encourage conversation and raise awareness, whilst providing a deeper emotional education for professionals.
A Collective of Communities
In its third year, Love Through Loss is produced by a collective of communities with a presence across the GCC including the UAE, KSA and Qatar. The communities are dedicated to breaking down barriers in the region and opening conversations that remain difficult, yet necessary.
The collective includes :
- Small and Mighty Babies,
- IVF Support UAE,
- Lala Langtry White Support,
- TFMR Mamas,
- Twins Plus Arabia,
- Still a Mum,
- The Prepared Pineapple and
- health and wellness agency TishTash Communications.
Anyone affected by baby and pregnancy loss, or infertility is invited to come together to discuss and receive support a completely safe space.
Each online session will be hosted by a specialist, as well as a person with lived experience.
Sessions for 2023 include topics such as loss experienced at any stage – from conception to infancy, to loss of family building through infertility. There will also be discussions on miscarriage, still birth and memory making. Talks on caring for your grief, sibling and family support, postpartum care after loss and much more.
Interactive sessions will be available, such as mindfulness in grief and yoga for mindfulness. A session exploring the dad’s perspective on baby loss and grief will also be held.
Complete Anonymity Possible
All professionals supporting families through family building, pregnancy and baby loss are invited to join, and further understand the lived experiences.
Due to the nature of the event itself, complete anonymity is possible. This is to enable a secure and private space, allowing participants to take part in sessions with complete confidence.
Love Through Loss is completely free to access. Participants can dip in and out of the daily sessions as they wish.
Registration and full details are available via www.Lovethroughlosssupport.com.