Baby Loss Awareness Week 2020

Baby Loss Awareness Week (9th-15th October) encourages us all to acknowledge both individual tragedies as well as the broader scale of fatal problems with pregnancy. This highlights why Genesis funds research into miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth. Globally, a baby is born prematurely every 2 seconds, 1.84% are stillborn and 1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage. Developing our understanding of these occurrences into tests and treatments for at-risk women could significantly change these statistics.

The central campaign focuses on a theme for each day of the week (below). We will be sharing a personal story every day via our Facebook and Twitter to convey the emotional impact of baby loss. Please support our work by donating here. Our charity has been at the forefront of reproductive health research since the 1940s and your kind gift will help us continue advancing this science in the 2020s.

Theme for each day:

Friday 9th October Mental wellbeing for those directly affected by baby loss
Saturday 10th Partners
Sunday 11th Supporting wider family and friends
Monday 12th Workplace – how to support employees/colleagues, advice for employers/managers and HR departments
Tuesday 13th Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities – including issues around access to care and to information/support, higher risk pregnancies, assumptions regarding family support systems or culture or religious beliefs and language barriers
Wednesday 14th LGBTQ+ including trans parents, gay couples, those using surrogates and non-biological parents/parents-to-be
Thursday 15th Ways to remember your baby; different cultures, traditions and Wave of Light

Our Chairman, Professor Robert Winston, asks for your Story:

Please send your story — either text or video — to
If you post your video directly to social media, please tag us so we can share it.