Celebrities and people on social media have shown their support during Baby Loss Awareness week.

Messages full of love have circulated on social media for people who have gone through a pregnancy loss.

The Duchess of Cambridge and John Legend are some of many celebrities who have shown their support.

Light a candle, Rebecca Peterson-Hall on Unsplash

What is Baby Loss Awareness week?

Baby Loss Awareness week is held annually from October 9th to October 15th.

It raises awareness for parents who have suffered miscarriage or stillbirth and has the aim to talk about some of the issues that people face after they have lost a baby.

Due to the pandemic this year, Baby Loss Awareness Week focused on the theme of isolation and people have spread emotional messages with the hashtags #waveoflight2020 and #youarenotalone on Twitter.

The awareness week, which marks its 18th year in 2020, aims to uplift bereaved parents and show support to family members, friends and colleagues as they work to improve their mental wellbeing.

Celebs show their support on social media

A number of celebrities have taken part in Baby Loss Awareness week this year.

The Duchess of Cambridge visited Tommy’s Centre, a national centre for miscarriage research, to learn more about the work they do to support parents who have suffered miscarriage or stillbirth.

John Legend, whose life Chrissy Teigen suffered a miscarriage a few weeks ago, dedicated a song during the Billboard Music Awards 2020 this week.

John delivered an emotional performance of his song ‘Never Break’ to audiences at home.

He later took to Instagram and wrote a touching message to Chrissy:

“This is for Chrissy. I love and cherish you and our family so much. We’ve experienced the highest highs and lowest lows together. Watching you carry our children has been so moving and humbling. I’m in awe of the strength you’ve shown through the most challenging moments.

“What an awesome gift it is to be able to bring life into the world. We’ve experienced the miracle, the power and joy of this gift, and now we’ve deeply felt its inherent fragility.”

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Buildings and hospitals have also taken part

A number of building across the UK have also taken part in Baby Loss Awareness week this year.

Belfast City Hall lit in pink and blue colours to show its support.

Leeds Castle in Kent has also taken part.

A Twitter user shared an image from Bedford Bridge.

A number of NHS trusts and hospitals have also lit their buildings to show their support.

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