Media Release

Bags provide comfort for women who have lost a child

A charitable organisation is providing support to women who have lost a child in pregnancy by creating a comfort bag with essential items for their stay at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn.

Cradle was established by a woman who lost her baby through ectopic pregnancy to give essential supplies, such as toothpaste and toothbrushes, deodorant and other toiletries to women who have lost their babies during pregnancy.

Many patients admitted for emergency surgery will not have everyday toiletries with them and that is where the comfort bag comes in.

There are 30 Cradle ambassadors across the country who have all lost a baby during pregnancy, who collect donations to fill the bags, which are then given to Gynaecology wards, A&E departments and Early Pregnancy Assessment Units (EPUs) for parents in similar situations.

The charity is also fundraising to provide fast track bereavement counselling following loss and supports women who have lost a child up to 23 weeks six days.

Joanne Patrick, a Cradle Ambassador for the King’s Lynn area, has visited the Queen Elizabeth Hospital to donate comfort bags.

She said: “After losing my baby due to a missed miscarriage last year, I feel that being part of Cradle has helped turn something so heartbreaking into something positive.

“I look forward to continuing to support the hospital and other bereaved parents so they feel less alone.”

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