A national charity focussed on stillbirth bereavement
Footsteps, no matter how small, always leave a big impression on your heart
Abigail’s Footsteps was launched in 2010 by Jo and David Ward, following the loss of their daughter Abigail Rosie-Ann Ward, who was stillborn at 41 weeks gestation.
Abigail’s Footsteps was proud to achieve charitable status on the 18th September 2012.
The charity has three main aims:
Improve bereavement training for midwives
To improve bereavement training for midwives, so they are adequately equipped in not only supporting bereaved parents, but are also able to safeguard their own well-being too; whilst carrying out their professional role.
Provide vital equipment
To provide vital equipment to enable bereaved parents to spend time with their baby, when they lose them to stillbirth or neonatal loss.
Ensure that bereavement suites are located away from the main maternity ward
To ensure that hospital architecture is altered to accommodate a maternity bereavement suite away from the main maternity ward, to allow parents to spend time with their baby away from the distress of newborn cries.
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