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Our Purpose

Petals (Pregnancy Expectations and Trauma and Loss Society) 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:


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