A local photographer is helping to raise awareness of a vital new service available to bereaved parents in South Yorkshire.
Adele Haywood has recently become a volunteer photographer for the national Remember My Baby charity, which marked its first anniversary last month.
“Baby remembrance photography is a very sensitive subject,” explained Adele, who has run Bluelights Photography in Barnsley since 2007.
“Remember My Baby is for parents losing their baby before, during or shortly after birth.”
The mission of Remember My Baby is to offer a service of baby remembrance photography to all parents suffering the loss of their baby, in every hospital and birth Centre across the UK. The charity is keen to reach out to hospitals and birth centres in the region that may not yet be aware of this service.
Adele, aged 31, said: “We feel it’s very important that parents are aware that this service exists.
“When a family loses a lifetime’s potential for capturing milestones as their child grows, Remember My Baby volunteer photographers capture your precious baby for you, for your memories. They can do this with parents, siblings and extended family too. Each family using the Remember My Baby service will receive high-resolution digital images at absolutely no charge.”
Visit www.remembermybaby.org.uk to find out more about the service offered.
Alternatively, if you are an NHS Trust and would like to know more about introducing the service into your maternity hospital or birth Centre, email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.