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

For Little Hen

‘It was the most bittersweet moment of my life at 12.12pm on Wednesday 21st May, when I saw her gorgeous little body and fell absolutely in love with her, yet knew she would never breathe or grow, and I had less than a day with her’… It is a little corny but it began with sunshine…

Our Little Man River

‘I had a horrible feeling that something was wrong but I tried to stay positive like people tell you to do. She placed the monitor on my stomach but couldn’t seem to detect a heartbeat. I now realise she had just tried to keep us calm by saying ‘where is he hiding?’. She disappeared from…

Dad’s Loss, Admiration, Love, Support & Positivity

‘I assumed as we had already had a loss we would just sail through this pregnancy like before, but I was wrong. We had our 20 week scan at 21 weeks and all was going well until the nurse announced she ‘was not happy with the scan’… Our first child came along with really no effort…

Babies Ivy and Ava

‘Such a difficult experience knowing that after the labour and delivering the girls we would not have the joy of holding two healthy, crying babies in our arms’… In March 2013 we were delighted when we found out we were expecting our first baby. So when we had our twelve week scan at the end…

Baby Fraser

‘The enormity of what we had lost hit us as we said goodbye; it wasn’t just Fraser the baby we had lost, it was Fraser the toddler, the teenager, the adult…’ Part 1 – The Beginning of Baby Fraser Steve and I met in 2004 in our early thirties. Steve already had a teenage daughter…

Support Meetings

  • 03Jun

    Open Support Meeting St. Mary's Longfleet Church Centre, Room 1b 1st Floor, Kingston Road, Poole BH15 2LT07:30 PM
  • 01Jul

    Open Support Meeting St. Mary's Longfleet Church Centre, Room 1b 1st Floor, Kingston Road, Poole BH15 2LT07:30 PM
  • 05Aug

    Open Support Meeting St. Mary's Longfleet Church Centre, Room 1b 1st Floor, Kingston Road, Poole BH15 2LT07:30 PM

Upcoming Events

  • 03Jun

    Open Support Meeting St. Mary's Longfleet Church Centre, Room 1b 1st Floor, Kingston Road, Poole BH15 2LT07:30 PM
  • 21Jun

    Open Gardens Event 24a Western avenue, Branksome, Poole BH13 7AN02:00 PM
  • 01Jul

    Open Support Meeting St. Mary's Longfleet Church Centre, Room 1b 1st Floor, Kingston Road, Poole BH15 2LT07:30 PM

Contact us for Support

Early pregnancy loss

01202 448432

18 weeks plus

01202 448752