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Snowdrop Bereavement Team

Losing a baby is a very difficult time for a family and there will be a lot of decisions that may need to be made during this time. People deal with this grief in different ways. Our team is here to support you through your loss.

We care for families who have booked to give birth at St. Michael's Hospital who experience pregnancy or baby loss from 16 weeks up until an early neonatal death, this can include:

  • miscarriage
  • a termination for fetal anomaly
  • a stillbirth
  • neonatal death

We are also here to support you, as a parent, through subsequent pregnancies if you have suffered a loss in a previous pregnancy and would like our support.


Getting in touch

The Snowdrop team can be contacted on 07747764997 or you can email us at: You can contact us any time, day or night, but this phone number and email address will only be monitored Monday to Friday between 9am-5pm and we will get back to you as soon as we are able to.

You can contact us via text message or phone call. We also offer home visits, meeting for a walk, or coffee, or Teams chats depending on what works best for you. We can support with signposting to charities, counselling and psychological services as well as helping to answer questions about funerals, postmortems, and financial services. Our team is also able to sit in on any appointments such as scans, consultant appointments and follow up meetings.

If you are due to come in to deliver a bereaved baby then we can discuss the process of what to expect, go through a birth plan with you and discuss memory making options so you are more prepared when you arrive. We can also support you to spend time with your baby after their delivery or their death.

You may have been given a book called Sands Bereavement Support Book and this will provide information about the next steps. We understand it can feel very overwhelming having to read and process this information. We are always here to go through anything that you are unsure about. 


Additional support 

Children's Funeral Fund

The Children's Funeral Fund for England may be able to help pay for some of the costs. The Snowdrop team will be able to advise on what funeral options are available for you and your family.


Support for anyone affected by the death of a baby.

Phoneline: 0808 164 3332

Miscarriage Association

Support for anyone affected by a miscarriage, molar pregnancy or ectopic pregnancy.

Phoneline: 01924 200799

Twins Trust

Support all parents and carers of twins, triplets, or more who have died during or after pregnancy.

The Lullaby Trust

Support for anyone affected by the sudden and unexpected death of a baby or young child. Some areas also offer the Care of the Next Infant (CONI) programme for subsequent pregnancies.

Phoneline: 0808 802 6868

Winston's Wish

Offers practical support and guidance for grieving siblings.

Phoneline: 0808 8020 021



These are the memory boxes we supply for any Pregnancy or Neonatal bereavement if you wish to receive one. They allow a variety of memory making to be possible.

Antenatal Results and Choices (ARC)

They offer impartial information and support to expectant parents facing decisions about antenatal tests and results.

Phone number: 020 7713 7486