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Life after loss: an economic evaluation of specialist counselling after baby loss

 

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Life after loss: an economic evaluation of specialist counselling after baby loss

This report is an economic evaluation of the baby loss charity Petals, which provides counselling to women and their partners who have experienced the death of a baby.

The evaluation calculates that the national provision of counselling to 4,822 mothers would cost £3.17 million per annum, which would create a national safety net of support to help parents at this immensely difficult time. No such service currently operates across England and Wales. The report highlights that specialist baby loss counselling is inexpensive, effective and reduces government expenditure.