Beibei Haven Foundation holds pregnancy and baby loss awareness week
Beibei Haven Foundation, a non-governmental Organization (NGO) driven by its mandate to support women and/or couples through their journey from trying to conceive to parenthood, is organizing a week-long awareness to sensitize women on how to deal with pregnancy and baby loss.
Tagged “National Pregnancy and Baby Loss Awareness Week,” the series of events to mark the week will hold from the 9th till 15th of October 2016.
“The week is for bereaved parents, family members, friends and organizations to reflect on the alltoobrief lives of babies lost in pregnancy, during or after birth”, said Beibei Haven in a statement.
“It also provides a crucial opportunity for people to talk openly about this subject and raise awareness.”
The organization said the focus of the week is to reach out to as many women as possible that have gone through this loss.
“We want to support them in the little way we can and to let them know that they are not alone. So many women grieve in silence not coming to terms with their loss.
“We would be educating and encouraging them on how to manage the situation through the assistance of Medical Practitioners and women who have gone through a similar journey. The summit on the 15th of October at Eko Hotel and Suites, is tailored to bereaved parents, family members, friends and organizations.
Dr. Olajuwon Alabi, medical director and consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist South shore Women’s Clinic and Tade Alalade, the founder of Beibei Haven Foundation are among speakers at the summit.
“During the course of the week, we would be distributing care packages to women who lost their baby through a miscarriage, medical termination, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or early infant death. The care packages will be given to bring some sort of comfort and healing.”
“There would be discussions around dealing with this loss and educating others on how to help/support someone who has gone through a pregnancy / baby loss. We would be encouraging organizations to put policies or a structure in place to accommodate/help support those dealing with a miscarriage or baby loss.”