Anyone can be impacted by the devastation of pregnancy or baby loss. At Petals we provide free, specialist counselling for parents who have experienced this grief and trauma. If you Pay It Forward your gift will have double the impact. Each £80 funds a session to start a journey of hope and healing.
It is estimated that 1 in 4 pregnancies end in loss and 1 in every 250 babies is stillborn. Despite these statistics, specialist mental health support is not routinely available through the NHS for parents who experience pregnancy and baby loss. The emotional distress experienced by the parent is often all encompassing and can manifest itself in serious mental health issues if left unacknowledged. In a society where the topic of baby loss is still taboo, we must break down these barriers.
Our counselling model was specifically designed to meet the needs of parents who experience mental health issues after the devastation of miscarriage, stillbirth, the death of their baby, or termination of a wanted pregnancy due to medical reasons. Our counselling service is offered as a series of one-hour sessions, delivered by our 29 specialist perinatal counsellors on zoom/in person. We are here for every parent experiencing darkness when their journey into parenthood is not as expected