When a baby dies before labour begins

“It couldn’t have been a greater distance to fall – from expecting that our baby was on her way and that this was going to be the happiest day of our life – to finding out that she had inexplicably died at full term in the previous 24 hours.”  Mum

Finding out at any stage of pregnancy that your unborn baby has died or is dying, is a devastating shock.  We are so sorry that this has happened to you.

Our booklet When a baby dies before labour begins contains the information that you and your partner might need if you have found out that your baby has died before labour has started. It covers, amongst other things:

  • Finding out that your baby has died
  • What happens next?
  • How and when will your baby be born
  • Making choices for labour and birth
  • When a mother is critically ill
  • What to expect when the baby is born

Read or download When a baby dies before labour begins