Booklets & leaflets

Here you will find a comprehensive library of support booklets and leaflets designed to offer advice and support both in the short and long term. You can download them here for free or order them from the SANDS shop.

Saying Goodbye to Your Baby contains all the information that you might need in the first few hours, days and weeks after your baby has died. It covers: how you might feel, telling family and friends, creating memories and more.



Our booklet When a Baby dies before labour begins contains the information that you and your partner might find helpful if you have found out that your baby has died before labour has started including. It touches on what happens next, your choices and what to expect when your baby is born.


^The booklet Deciding about a funeral for your Baby explains the steps that need to be taken and choices that can be made if parents decide to h5ave a funeral for their baby.





Other local support groups / organisations 

Northamptonshire SANDS covers a wide area, including Northampton, Corby, Kettering, Daventry, Wellingborough and Towcester. Local contact 07907 836 050. 

Local Sands support for Derbyshire. Leicestershire Sands facebook page

National SANDS website. 

A Leicester based charity serving the East Midlands, offering support to anyone who is affected by the death (or anticipated death) of a child and for any child or young person, up to the age of 25 who is affected by the death (or anticipated death) of a parent or carer.





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07721 068464 / 07400 402744

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