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About Us

About Us

Petals (Pregnancy Expectations Trauma and Loss Societyprovides a specialised counselling service at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge, Queen Charlottes and St Mary’s Hospitals in London, the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, and Ipswich Hospital.


Petals was set up as a charity in 2011 by a group of healthcare professionals working in maternity care, alongside women who had experienced first-hand the loss of a baby, or trauma during birth.

We agreed that the purpose of Petals would be to:

Fund a specialist counselling service for parents affected by any of the following:

 Still birth

• Neonatal death

• Trauma/depression following delivery

• Diagnosis of fetal anomalies

• Antenatal anxiety/depression

• Miscarriage

• IVF anxiety

• Fear of pregnancy/birth

Raise awareness, through marketing, research and training, of the need for psychological care for parents who suffer emotional distress in pregnancy and birth