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Support during the pandemic

Action on pre-eclampsia

Helpline 01386 761848 and statement on antenatal care and pre-eclampsia risk during COVID-19.

Antenatal Results and Choice

Information and support on choices following diagnosis of fetal anomaly. Information and support on choices following diagnosis of fetal anomaly. Helpline 0207 713 7486 Monday-Friday 10am-5.30pm plus 8pm-10pm on Tuesday and Thursday. If you are unable to get through, please email to arrange a call back or call 07875480076 if urgent. See ARC support continues


Information and support for families when their baby needs neonatal care. To arrange emotional support via email or video call please visit Bliss support. Bliss also provides up-to-date information on COVID-19 for families during a neonatal admission, and after discharge.

Child Bereavement UK

Confidential support and information for families 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday via their helpline 0800 02 888 40 or email and Live Chat on the website. Also booked phone support and group Zoom meetings. See Coronavirus services, events and information.

Children's Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS)

Emotional support via email for families who have lost a child. Phone 0131 444 1900 or email See CHAS Bereavement support for families

Ectopic Pregnancy Trust

Support and information for people who have had or been affected by an ectopic pregnancy. Contact the helpline 020 7733 2653 or arrange a call back. See Ectopic Pregnancy Trust How we can help

Fertility Network UK

Online support and support Line 0121 323 5025 (10am – 4pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday) or email See Frequently asked questions for patients 

Held in Our Hearts

Specialist counselling and befriending support for bereaved families by Zoom, phone, email and text – please email Online support includes Facebook and monthly groups. For more information see Held in Our Hearts website. 

Miscarriage Association

Offers support via phone 01924 200799 Monday to Friday, 9 am to 4 pm and email Also live chat and online support - see How we help for details.  For information on reduced or changing access to NHS services see Coronavirus and miscarriage – your care

Muslim Bereavement Support Service

Support in multiple languages for bereaved families via phone 020 3468 7333 and email See their Losing a child webpage

Richmond's Hope

Support for bereaved children and young people via phone and online. Arrange a call back or make a referral via online form or phone call.

Sands UK – the stillbirth and neonatal death charity

Email or call Sands’ free Helpline 0808 164 3332. See Helpline details for the times when the team can take phone calls. How we offer support describes all the different kinds of bereavement support offered including online Grief Chat, the Bereavement Support app, Facebook groups and Family Support packs in several languages.

Scottish Care and Information on Miscarriage

Support following early and late loss through miscarriage. Contact via 0141 552 5070 or See SCIM miscarriage support and information

Scottish Cot Death Trust

Specialist bereavement support for anyone affected by the sudden and unexpected death of a baby or young child. To access counselling, befriending and community bereavement services phone 0141 357 3946 or email  See also Support services 


Support for anyone who has gone through the death of a baby at any stage of pregnancy or after birth, including family members via Facebook and online groups. See SiMBA online support


Support for loss in pregnancy, birth and shorty afterwards via free helpline 0800 0147 800, 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday or email See Tommys baby loss support

Twins Trust

Support for parents and carers of multiples who had a loss in pregnancy, at birth or later. Email and see Twins Trust Bereavement Support Groups

Information for women, partners and families

Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology are providing information on coronavirus infection and pregnancy and Royal College of Midwives are sharing advice for pregnant women.

Society and College of Radiographers have issued a statement in collaboration with other bodies on recording video clips during ultrasound scans.

Parent Club have advice on coronavirus for expectant and new parents. Sands have information and advice on pregnancy after loss during the pandemic.

National Records of Scotland (NRS) have updated pages on registering a birth, stillbirth and death registration and a downloadable list of current contacts for registration offices.

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