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A Mindfulness Meditation for Mother’s Day

We know that the build-up to Mother's Day and the day itself can be really tough for many people in our community and for many reasons. Our wonderful counsellor, Kim Paul, has recorded this mindfulness meditiation to support anyone who might be finding this week...

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An Update on the Pregnancy and Babies Charities Network

In recent months, the Pregnancy & Babies Charities Network (PBCN) has taken time to reflect upon, review, and revise their manifesto. Petals is proud to put our name to this important partnership working.The Covid19 pandemic has shone a bright light on many known...

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Looking after your mental health over the festive period

After pregnancy and baby loss, there are so many milestones, occasions, holidays and celebrations that continue in the world around us, and it can be hard to know how to cope when you are struggling with a devastating personal loss. We recently spoke to all of our...

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Petals trustees celebrate our 10th Anniversary

Petals' trustees recently told us their thoughts and reflections on Petals' 10th anniversary, what it means to them, and their hopes for the charity moving forward. . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVthsQUT4As

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An update on our partnership with Teddy’s Wish

We are delighted to announce that our partnership with Teddy's Wish will be continuing throughout 2022.Thanks to generous support from Teddy’s Wish, Petals is able to offer extra counselling sessions to those who suffer the most devastating and traumatic losses and...

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Looking after your mental health during Baby Loss Awareness Week

Here at Petals, we are really aware of the pressure that comes with Baby Loss Awareness Week (BLAW) for those who have experienced pregnancy or baby loss – it is one of those significant dates, like your baby’s birthday or Christmas – you feel it matters, and that you...

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The results of our recent TFMR survey with ARC and Tommy’s

When we partnered with Antenatal Results and Choices (ARC) and Tommy’s, we wanted to make sure families who’d experienced TFMR felt included in our baby loss community. Following last year’s successful campaign, we spoke to families about what’s most important to them...

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Petals is 10: reflections from our Founder, Karen Burgess

July 2011 - I can remember eagerly opening the post to reveal the registration certificate from Companies House for Petals – this was our first formal document and it felt special: PREGNANCY EXPECTATIONS TRAUMA AND LOSS SOCIETY (PETALS) Petals is an acronym – and...

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