If you are helping a member of your family or a friend through the loss of their baby, it can be really difficult for you.
If you have not personally experienced a loss, it can be difficult for you to understand some of the feelings that your friend is experiencing.
If you have been through a loss yourself, you may well understand where they are coming from, but it can be very painful, and bring up some difficult memories.
People who come alongside bereaved families need support themselves. They need support in both practical ways, (such as education and training, and access to information and research, which can help them to improve the care they offer,) and they need support in emotional ways, (the chance to unload some of the concerns they have encountered and be listened to).