Baby loss family

Welcome to Abigail’s Footsteps…
We are a baby loss charity providing support and counselling for bereaved parents and families as well as specialist bereavement training for midwives and healthcare professionals.
Since 2010, we have worked to improve the way bereaved parents are cared for by hospitals and to better educate midwives on how to care for grieving parents. Sadly, stillbirths and neo-natal deaths occur daily, yet many hospitals are not equipped to deal with the parental care required, they have inadequate facilities and their staff receive little to no bereavement training.
By working with medical professionals to understand the issues and seek solutions our charity has helped many families.  One of our greatest contributions as a charity has been the creation and funding of the Abi cooling cot which allows parents valuable time to spend with their baby before saying goodbye.  These cots are distributed UK wide wherever the need and as funding allows.
Our charity is funded entirely by kind donations and our fundraising activities, if you can support us in any way, we would be very grateful.

Our people

Cheryl Baker

Vice President

Craig Chalmers

Vice President

Julie Etchingham

Vice President

Sian Lloyd

Vice President

Lady Astor


Abigail’s Footsteps worked closely with The Bond Group to produce the Abi Cot, a specially designed and affordable cooling cot that contains a refrigerated system that allows parents to spend more time with their deceased baby than would otherwise be possible, helping them through the grieving process.

Abigail’s Footsteps have delivered over 100 Abi Cots to hospitals across the United Kingdom since 2015.

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