Links and Resources

 The main sands website is full of information. Thay have some great resources to help you. Click on the link below to take you directly to the resources page.



We have a library of books that we lend to members of North Herts Sands.  Below is a list of the books that we have available.  If you would like us to stock a different title or have a recommendation please let us know using the 'contact us' page.


  • Professor Lesley Regan: Miscarriage: What Every Woman Needs to Know (2001)                                                                                                                
  • Christine Moulder: Miscarriage: Women’s Experiences and Needs (1990)            
  • Nancy Kohner: Pregnancy Loss and the Death of a Baby: Guidelines for Professionals (1995)                                                                                     
  • Shelley Wilkinson: Thomas: A Lifetime Denied (2007)                                    
  • Mario Di Clemente: Living with Leo (2004)                                                      
  • Beverley Lawrence Beech: Who’s Having Your Baby: A Health Rights Handbook for Maternity Care (1987)                                                                
  • Paula Crittenden Haines and Lesley Harris: Angels of the Heart (1992)                                            
  • Alison Wood: Brief Lives: Parents Writing about the Death of a Baby (1995)                                                      
  • Gregory Floyd: A Grief Unveiled: One Father's Journey Through the Loss of a Child (1999)

The National Maternity Support Foundation (NMSF) was set up following the tragic stillbirth of Jake Canter due to the nearest hospital maternity unit being closed. Their founding principles are to take a 'proactive educative approach' to maternity care occupying the 'sensible middle ground' of public opinion.
The NMSF’s four key objectives are as follows:-1. Campaign to help keep maternity services available, accessible, safe and well resourced2. Ensure that prospective parents have all the information needed to make informed decisions3. Being a resource for others to obtain information and support4. Support and promote, in partnership with other organisations, further research into stillbirth and neonatal death

National Maternity Support Foundation (NMSF) have commissioned the University of Chester to undertake a groundbreaking study to improve the specific care of Father’s following the death of their baby. At the present time there is very little information pertaining to fathers who have experienced the loss of their baby. The aim of the study is to explore the experiences of bereaved fathers who have lost a baby following a still birth or neonatal death up to six months, following delivery. The study will be conducted in two phases. The first will be via a questionnaire that can be requested by emailing or visiting . The second will be through individual interviews at a later stage. All results published will be anonymous