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Féileacáin provides support to anyone affected by the death of a baby during or soon after pregnancy.


Support services providing information, support and guidance,  in-person and online support meetings in locations throughout Ireland, supports for fathers, information about how to support your other children and a remembrance service.

When your baby dies you are suddenly faced with having to make decisions you never expected to have to make. We are here to offer you support and help right now, and in the weeks and months ahead.  Support services include: 

Support and advice:

  • There are choices you can make about what happens to your baby and to you in the early hours and days after your baby’s death. These are very personal decisions but we can suggest what possibilities there are and tell you what other parents have chosen to do.
  • There are some things that you may have to do, including registering your baby’s death and deciding about a funeral and post mortem. We can help you with information about what options there are and where to go for more help.
  • You may want to talk to someone who can listen to how you feel or can help you think through what you want to do. You may find it helpful to read about other people’s experiences and the different choices they made.

Support meetings

Féileacáin support meetings are open to all parents affected by the death of a baby.  Our meetings are informal; they are simply a place where you can come and meet others on the same journey as you. Visit this page for details about in person and online support meetings

Difficult choices
If you are visiting this page, it may be because your baby has been diagnosed with a life limiting condition, or a fatal foetal anomaly. You may now be asked to make some very difficult decisions. Féileacáin is here to support you. It may help to talk through your options, you can contact us any time – and we can arrange a phone call, or face to face meeting with our trained counsellor. No matter what decision you make, Féileacáin will support you emotionally and physically to make precious memories with your baby


Memory Boxes are provided to parents who lose their baby around the time of birth.  The Memory Boxes offer information and support as well as items that support parents in creating precious memories in the short time they have with their baby. The Memory Box includes:
A hand knitted blanket, two teddies, two butterfly poem cards, a finget/foot printing kit, a candle and other items. Visit this page for more information


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