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Sepsis arises when the body’s response to an infection injures its own tissues and organs. It may lead to shock, multi-organ failure, and death – especially if not recognized early and treated promptly. Sepsis is the final common pathway to death from most infectious diseases worldwide. The short video linked below explains the most common causes, symptoms, how it can be diagnosed and treated, and more.

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Tommy’s have launched their first pregnancy and post-birth, digital wellbeing tool. The tool, created in partnership with the Institute of Health Visitors (IHV), the National Childbirth Trust (NCT), Netmums, Public Health England (PHE) and the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) is called: Your Baby’s Mum: A wellbeing plan for pregnancy and post birth. Join Tommy’s in coming #TogetherForChange and bringing mental health and wellbeing into the spotlight. 

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Tommy’s have a number of animations which break the silence on all aspects of baby loss. The voices in the animations are from the Stillbirth Stories audio archive of testimonials from women and men who have experienced loss. The Baby Loss Series is to raise awareness of the prevalence of baby loss, and how that makes parents feel.

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The exclusive MAMA Wellbeing Wallets protect pregnancy notes, keeping scan photos and leaflets safe. A MAMA Wellbeing Wallet is full of colourful, easy to understand key health information to support right through pregnancy. The wallets are a robust plastic zip-lock pouch in which mums can keep their handheld antenatal notes, which they are expected to keep with them as their pregnancy progresses.

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Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity offer bereavement support and a safe space for parents to connect with each other and share their feelings 24 hours a day via their Sands Online Community. As well as supporting parents, the Online Community is available to other members of the family, including siblings (over the age of 14) and grandparents.

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Bliss exists to give every baby born premature or sick in the UK the best chance of survival and quality of life. Bliss Champions provide a vital link between parents, neonatal units and Bliss services, to ensure that families can gain access to the information and support services that we provide. Bliss aims to ensure that all families with a baby on a neonatal unit for more than 24 hours have access to resources and support

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Baby Loss Awareness Week is in its 17th year and is a collaboration between more than 60 charities across the UK, from 9 to 15 October 2019 to raise awareness about the key issues affecting those who have experienced pregnancy loss or baby death in the UK. Throughout the week bereaved parents, their families and friends, unite with each other and others across the world to commemorate the lives of babies who died during pregnancy, at or soon after birth and in infancy. Baby Loss Awareness Week is also a platform to call for tangible improvements in research, care and policy around bereavement support and highlights bereavement support and services available for anyone affected by the death of a baby at any stage.

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