Many parents, family members and friends affected by the death of a baby find it helpful to write about their experience. If you would like your story to be included on the Sands website, read our guide below and share your story using the form.

You control where we publish your story. If you would like us to stop sharing your story on our website or anywhere else, email us at


My Story is a platform for those who have experienced the death of a baby to write about and share their stories. We accept all styles of written content for My Story, past submissions have included poems, short stories and first hand narrative accounts of a bereaved parent’s experience.

Word Count

Your story can be as short as you like, however we do ask that submissions are no longer than 1000 words. 


My Story is a place for people affected by the death of a baby to share their experiences in a safe, online environment. Therefore we cannot accept any content that makes negative reference to specific individuals or organisations by name. This includes NHS Trusts, private healthcare organisations, non-profit organisations or healthcare professionals.

Originality of content

You agree that any content you offer for inclusion in My Story is your original content that you have the express right and permission to license to us, does not infringe or violate any law, rule or regulation or the rights or intellectual property rights of any person or entity (or encourage anyone else to do so).

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