Baby loss

Some pregnancies end with the loss of a wanted baby for many reasons and at different stages of pregnancy, labour or after birth. 

The parents and family of a baby who has died will be faced with many difficult decisions that they may have to make in relation to caring for their baby and preparing to say goodbye. Our Bereavement Midwife and service can offer practical and emotional support in the hospital at home or at the The Robin Centre, a space dedicated to helping support bereaved families away from the clinical environment.

At Nottingham University Hospitals we have a Serenity Suite at both hospitals which is a dedicated bereavement room that you can spend time in, with your baby making precious memories. The Serenity suites were funded predominantly by the Forever Stars Charity.

A future pregnancy after a loss may also be an anxious time and the bereavement midwife can offer advice and support at any stage.

See our Child Bereavement Team page for more information. 

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Contact us

Christa Burgess, Bereavement Midwife

Tel: 0115 969 1169
Ext: 55186

Mobile: 0781 226 8105

The Robin Centre

The Robin Centre is a centre for bereaved families, offering loving care and support following pregnancy loss or the death of a baby or child.  Based within the grounds of Nottingham City Hospital The Robin Centre was set up by Carly Williams and Martin Sommerville following the stillbirth of their first son The Robin Centre in 2013.

To find out more please click on the link below that will direct you to The Robin Centre Facebook page:

Support charities in the community

Forever Stars and Zephyr's are charities who support people and their families in the East Midlands after they have lost a baby. You can find out more information and links to their websites here:

  • Forever Stars: An East Midlands charity dedicated to supporting families who've suffered a stillbirth or infant loss.
  • Zephyr's:  Supports anyone touched by pregnancy loss or the death of a baby or child.