Perinatal Trauma and Loss Care Service

The loss of a baby is often life-changing and can be traumatic. It can often bring with it feelings of deep sadness, guilt, anger, and shame. It can be difficult to find the words or to find someone to talk to openly about how you feel, and we know this can lead to a sense of isolation which can impact grieving and well-being.

Becoming pregnant after birth trauma or a loss can bring conflicting emotions and increased anxiety.

We know that additional support during this time can make a real difference to the experience of pregnancy and ongoing grief and adjustment to life after birth trauma or baby loss.

We have a team of psychologists, mental health specialists and wonderful peer support workers who are experts by experience.

Help and support will be offered via individual or group therapy, and/or peer support.

Who is the service for?

The service is for individuals who are experiencing difficulties such as (but not limited to) moderate to severe anxiety and/or low mood, struggles with day to day coping or complicated grief following:

  • Miscarriage at any stage
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Molar pregnancy
  • Stillbirth
  • Neonatal death
  • Termination for medical reasons
  • Failed IVF cycles
  • Birth trauma
  • And those who are pregnant after birth trauma or baby loss and require additional psychological support  

How can I access the service?

We work in partnership with maternity services and women and birthing people who are registered with a GP in Lincolnshire. 

You can be referred to the service by:

  • your community midwife
  • the bereavement midwife
  • a Specialist Midwife
  • a professional in LPFT if you are already accessing an LPFT service
  • your GP or mental health professional at your GP practice

At this time, we unable to accept self-referrals.

Our peer support worker

We'd like to introduce Laura, who is our Expert by Experience peer support worker. She is available to listen and help guide you through your recovery journey.