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BABY LOSS DEBATE IN PARLIAMENT

On Tuesday 25th October MPs will come together for the annual Baby Loss Awareness Week debate in Westminster. This year’s debate will focus on staffing shortages in maternity care. Safe and sustainable staffing is important, not only for safety, but also to ensure...

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Maybehood Guest Blog – Mental Health Awareness Week

We are delighted to bring you the second guest blog for this year's Mental Health Awareness Week.  This blog comes from the incredible Annabel (@maybehood_ on Instagram).  Her writing is so raw, personal and honest that it is impossible not to connect with her words -...

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A Mindfulness Meditation for Mother’s Day

We know that the build-up to Mother's Day and the day itself can be really tough for many people in our community and for many reasons. Our wonderful counsellor, Kim Paul, has recorded this mindfulness meditiation to support anyone who might be finding this week...

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An Update on the Pregnancy and Babies Charities Network

In recent months, the Pregnancy & Babies Charities Network (PBCN) has taken time to reflect upon, review, and revise their manifesto. Petals is proud to put our name to this important partnership working.The Covid19 pandemic has shone a bright light on many known...

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Looking after your mental health over the festive period

After pregnancy and baby loss, there are so many milestones, occasions, holidays and celebrations that continue in the world around us, and it can be hard to know how to cope when you are struggling with a devastating personal loss. We recently spoke to all of our...

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Petals trustees celebrate our 10th Anniversary

Petals' trustees recently told us their thoughts and reflections on Petals' 10th anniversary, what it means to them, and their hopes for the charity moving forward. . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVthsQUT4As

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An update on our partnership with Teddy’s Wish

We are delighted to announce that our partnership with Teddy's Wish will be continuing throughout 2022.Thanks to generous support from Teddy’s Wish, Petals is able to offer extra counselling sessions to those who suffer the most devastating and traumatic losses and...

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Looking after your mental health during Baby Loss Awareness Week

Here at Petals, we are really aware of the pressure that comes with Baby Loss Awareness Week (BLAW) for those who have experienced pregnancy or baby loss – it is one of those significant dates, like your baby’s birthday or Christmas – you feel it matters, and that you...

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