Read the full programme here

MEDIA COVERAGE ABOUT THE BLAW 2021

SATURDAY 9 OCTOBER 2021 KICK-OFF BLAW 2021
by our ambassador Hiske Kuilman, singer-songwriter Joe Buck and gynecologist and member of our committee of Recommendation and Advice Dr. Ganzevoort from the Amsterdam UMC.

SUNDAY 10 OCTOBER 2021 DAY 2 BLAW 2021
TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF
WALK FOR NOVA (read more info here)

MONDAY 11 OCTOBER DAY 3 BLAW 2021 CARE FOR PARENTS
Online Yoga session focused on self-care, provided by yoga teacher, employee of ima afscheidszorg and Steunpunt Nova and mother of Madelief*, Nina Schipper.

Podcast: Grief doula Patty Duijn in conversation with Joost van Ballegooijen, father of Amy*

A yoga session to activate body awareness through movement, meditation, breathing and visualization.
This yoga session is offered to you by Steunpunt Nova.


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2021 DAY 4 CARE FOR CHILDREN

How do siblings deal with death and how do you ensure that children who may be born after the loss of your baby also take the baby with them in their lives? Studio Bieb has designed a number of coloring pages especially for Steunpunt Nova. You can download them for free here

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2021 DAY 5 CARE FOR THE CAREGIVER

These hospitals have openly paid attention to the BLAW:

  • OLVG Oost, Amsterdam
  • OLVG West, Amsterdam
  • Elizabeth Two Cities Hospital, Tilburg
  • Isala Clinics, Zwolle
  • Admiraal de Ruyter Hospital, Goes
  • Radboud UMC, Nijmegen
  • Elkerliek Hospital, Helmond

THURSDAY 14 OCTOBER 2021 DAY 6 BLAW 2021 TAKE CARE OF EACH OTHER

Illuminating buildings
These municipalities have lit up buildings in pink and blue in the BLAW to support their residents who have experienced baby loss and to raise awareness:

  • Arnhem
  • Hengelo
  • Hollands Kroon
  • Domus Dela, Paterskerk, Eindhoven
  • Goirle
  • Curenatoren, Rhenen
  • Zeewolde

Cemeteries and crematoria also pay attention to the BLAW by installing lighting:

FRIDAY 15 OCTOBER 2021 DAY 7 BLAW 2021 WAVE OF LIGHT

The BLAW ended on Friday 15 October with a Wave of Light. Worldwide, candles are lit at exactly 19:00 (local time) for deceased babies, to commemorate that they have been there. This creates a Wave of light all over the world.
We did this together from Steunpunt Nova in Nunspeet at Hotel Sparrenhorst. With this we also closed the Baby Loss Awareness Week and Walk for Nova.
At 5.30 pm there was the opportunity to run a last (short) stage of the Loop voor Nova together. The course was beautifully lit especially for us. In the Oranjepark we called the names of the children and burned candles.

Writing about your loss

On the seven topics that fall under the 2021 BLAW theme “WELL-BEING”, you can join in writing about your loss on all days of the BLAW. This year we are doing this together with the Hanne Foundation. Marlieke, mother of Hanne and founder of this foundation, has designed beautiful cards.
Will you join us? May we share your contribution? Then tag @steunpuntnova and @stichtinghanne in your post.
We are curious about your contributions and hope that writing may offer comfort.

Pin
Order the BLAW pin in our webshop and wear it during the Baby Loss Awareness Week, e.g. during the Loop voor Nova. It can be a reason for a nice conversation.

Come up with your own activity that focuses on infant mortality. Think of a news item, a fundraiser or a meeting.

Social media
Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn and share our posts.

Use in this week’s coverage #steunpuntnova #BLAW2021, #babylossawarenessweek, #babylossawarenessweek2021

Keep an eye on this page to stay informed of all activities in the BLAW 2021.
Because Steunpunt Nova is a member and supporter of the BLAW Alliance in the United Kingdom, we are in line with the theme of the UK, which is “wellbeing”. Well-being of the mother, the father, the grandmothers, the grandfathers, the brothers and sisters, family and friends. But also the well-being of the caregiver.
Every day we will highlight a different side of the subject and those involved in the loss will come to the
word.