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Bereavement Support Service

Childbirth and loss midwife

The death of a baby at any time during pregnancy can cause great sadness for a woman and her family.

We would like to extend our sympathy to you and your partner at this difficult time.

The childbirth and loss midwife provides extra support to women and families who have experienced a loss at any stage while being cared for by our maternity and community services.

Download the Bereavement Support Service leaflet.

Watch the video below to find out more about the support we offer.

Contact details

Barbara Gergett is our childbirth and loss midwife. You can contact Barbara on: 075 4074 8708.

Barbara will respond by telephone to arrange a suitable time for your appointment.

Alternatively, you can ask your community midwife, health visitor or GP to refer you to the service.

Useful links

The links below take you to further information and support from a range of charities.


Sands Northern Ireland

Sands Northern Ireland is part of Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity. Sands operates throughout the UK, supporting anyone affected by the death of a baby, working to improve the care bereaved parents receive, and promoting research and working closely with many different organisations to reduce the loss of babies’ lives.

The Miscarriage Association

The Miscarriage Association website has a range of information for families affected by miscarriage, molar pregnancy or ectopic pregnancy.

The Miscarriage Association run a monthly Northern Ireland Support Group. You can contact them for more details.

The Mariposa Trust

The Mariposa Trust charity supports anyone who has been affected by the loss of a child at any stage of pregnancy, at birth or in infancy.

The Twins Trust

The Twins Trust offers a bereavement support service to support all parents and carers of twins, triplets or more who have died whether it was during or after pregnancy.

Anam Cara

Bereaved parents have set up this organisation to help themselves and all bereaved parents cope with their grief and loss and journey on.


CRADLE Charity provide a range of services to support anyone affected by early pregnancy loss.


Tommy’s exists to support, care for and champion people, no matter where they may be on their pregnancy journey.

Aching Arms

The charity Aching Arms is here to support and help you if you’ve suffered the loss of a baby during pregnancy, at birth or soon after.


Set up by parents for parents of Trisomy children, SOFT, the Support Organisation for Trisomy, in Ireland, is a voluntary group dedicated to providing support for families of children born with Patau’s Syndrome (Trisomy 13), Edwards’ Syndrome (Trisomy 18) and related chromosomal disorders. Support is provided during prenatal diagnosis, during the child’s life and after the child’s passing.

Child Bereavement UK

Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement.


ARC UK provide non-directive information and support before, during and after antenatal screening.


Cruse help people through one of the most painful times in life – with bereavement support, information and campaigning.

LMC Bereavement Support

A support group set up by bereaved parents who wish to help give support and encouragement to others who now face a similar loss.