The Alternative Birth Bag has been created to bridge the gap in terms of signposting, information and communication families receive when families are told that their baby has died during pregnancy or they have made the decision to have a termination for medical reason.
Families are often faced with lots of decisions and possibilities, however this is often at the time of birthing their baby and due to not being prepared it can be overwhelming.
We want families to go home in the time we often refer to as "the void" and feel more empowered about what is to come. Many families will go home (typically awaiting induction) having little idea of what to pack, what will happen next or what is normal to be feeling.
The Alternative Birth Bag is a written booklet that enables health professionals to easily signpost information to families and offers a gentle introduction to what is going to happen next, what they may want to do to prepare, what they may wish to pack and prepare them for how they may feel.
The booklet has been created by condensing feedback from bereaved families and health professionals to produce something that is more than "another leaflet".
If you are a business or charity who would like to help support the ABB please get in contact with us.
The below trusts have signed up and have the ABB to provide to families
|Mid Yorks NHS Trust|
|Royal Cornwall Hospital|
|Wye Valley NHS Trust|
|Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust|
|Guys & St Thomas Foundation Trust|
|Causeway Hospital (Ireland)|
|University College London Hospitals|
|Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust|
|Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust|
|University Hospital of North Midlands|
|Somerset NHS Foundation Trust|
|Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust|
|University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust|
|Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust|
|Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust|
|Sherwood Forest Hospitals Trust|
|Chelsea and Westminster Foundation Trust|
|Hywel Dda Health Board|
|Altnagelvin Area Hospital (Ireland)|
|Liverpool Women’s NHS Trust Hospital|
|Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust|
|South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust|
|Doncaster and Bassetlaw NHS Teaching Hospitals|
|Frimley Health Foundation Trust|
|West Hertfordshire NHS Trust|
|Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust|
|Hull University Teaching NHS Trust|
|Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust|
|Torbay and south Devon Foundation Trust|
|South Tyneside and Sunderland Foundation Trust (Sunderland Site)|
|George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust|
|Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust|
|South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust|
|Bedfordshire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust|
|ROYAL DEVON AND EXETER NHS FOUNDATION TRUST)|
|Betsi Cadwaldr University Health Board - Wrexham|
|Betsi Cadwaldr University Health Board - Rhyl|
|Betsi Cadwaldr University Health Board - Bangor|
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