Bereavement Training

Abigail’s Angels – Training for healthcare professionals

‘Supporting parents following a pregnancy loss or death of a baby.’ Online funded training – CLICK HERE TO BOOK 

Abigail’s Footsteps are delighted to invite you to join us for our two-hour bitesize training sessions. These online training sessions are available FREE OF CHARGE. We recommend you attend Part One of this training programme before attending Part Two.

Suitable for all professionals providing care for parents following a pregnancy loss and when a baby dies, including midwives and student midwives, neonatal, fetal medicine, early pregnancy, A&E, perinatal mental health and chaplaincy teams.

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PART ONE. Subjects covered include;

  • Update on latest baby loss statistics
  • How to communicate sensitively
  • Grief theories
  • Supporting families from different cultures and faiths
  • How to take care of ourselves

PART TWO. Subjects covered include;

  • Supporting parents in the next pregnancy
  • When a twin dies
  • Professional boundaries and self-disclosure
  • Breaking difficult, unexpected or bad news
  • How to take care of ourselves

In 2020, to commemorate Abigail’s Footsteps 10th anniversary year we launched ‘Abigail’s Angels Bereavement Training’. Our funded training for professionals is delivered by Paula Abramson, principal and founder of Bereavement Training International.


Our training is enhanced with two training films created by Abigail’s Footsteps. Deafening Silence produced in 2016 and Say My Baby’s Name produced in 2022.

These series of two-hour bitesize online sessions are suitable for any professional providing care for parents following a pregnancy loss and when a baby dies, including midwives and student midwives, neonatal teams, sonographers, obstetricians and gynaecology staff.

In 2021, we were delighted to announce PART TWO of our baby loss training programme. PART ONE was extremely successful with 1,217 health care professionals attending in the first year, across 45 funded sessions.

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