SPRING IS A PARENT-LED CHARITY BASED IN DORSET


Everything we do is to benefit bereaved parents and relatives who experience the loss of a baby. We offer support for baby loss that occurs at any stage of pregnancy, at, or just after birth – whatever the circumstances and however long ago. Our services include: emotional and practical support at the point of loss; professional counselling; open support meetings for parents and relatives; befriending; and ways to remember our babies. We are also here to support bereaved parents through subsequent pregnancies.

We work closely with medical professionals, and others who come into contact with parents and relatives whose babies die. By sharing our experience, we help ensure bereaved parents are treated sensitively and with genuine care.

It’s a cause we are passionate about because we understand. And whilst we can’t make everything better, we believe our approach helps to make sure things aren’t worse for bereaved parents and relatives.

Real Stories

Baby Jac

‘We didn’t sleep that night for tears. It was the hardest decision we have ever had to make…’ My story goes back to September 2006. My husband had previously had a vasectomy reversal and I felt our chances of having our own baby together were very slim, but in April 2006 the two lines appeared…

Losing Flint

‘I remember waking up in recovery and I just felt numb…’ It was June 14th 2010 when my world fell apart and changed forever. After experiencing a course of IVF treatment which we funded ourselves as there was no funding available, I was delighted to discover I was pregnant after our first course of treatment. I…

Reflection

‘Despite all my willing her to, she did not draw a breath…’  I will always feel the loss of my baby girl. Today it is 4th April 2011; she was stillborn on 1st April 2010, a little over a year ago. She was delivered at 35 weeks in the SPRING suite at St.Mary’s Maternity Unit, Poole, a beautiful…

Finlay’s Story

‘I wanted to feel the pain for taking Finlay’s life….’ Everything was going well with my 2nd pregnancy, apart from the normal morning sickness and indigestion! We already have a 2 year old daughter, called Libby and all had gone well when I was pregnant with her. We had our 12 week scan, which was…

Baby Katie’s story

When we went for our scan at 16 weeks our world completely fell apart…’ When my wife Michelle told me that she was pregnant I was so happy as it would be a little brother or sister for our first daughter Megan. When we went for our first scan at 12 weeks, the sonographer said…

Support Meetings

  • 07May

    Open Support Meeting The Day Room, Harbourside Gynaecology (Block B Level 5) Poole Hospital BH15 2JB7:30 PM
  • 04Jun

    Open Support Meeting The Day Room, Harbourside Gynaecology (Block B Level 5) Poole Hospital BH15 2JB7:30 PM
  • 02Jul

    Open Support Meeting The Day Room, Harbourside Gynaecology (Block B Level 5) Poole Hospital BH15 2JB7:30 PM

Upcoming Events


Contact us for Support

Early pregnancy loss

01202 448432

18 weeks plus

01202 448752