Welcome to the Butterfly Project

Our mission is to better understand the lived experience of families suffering baby loss in a multiple pregnancy by conducting research, raising public awareness of twinless twins, and improving education for healthcare and other professionals.

Our Future Learn course

Loss of a Baby in Multiple Pregnancy: Supporting Grieving Parents

We have produced a 4-hour eLearning course aimed at health care professionals but may also be of interest to families and friends. However, please note the course discusses highly emotional topics around baby loss and some may find the course upsetting.

This course can be accessed for free by registered NHS staff.

Explore our videos

Our video section consists of a series of film clips in 2 sections.

  1. Parent Experiences – a series of short videos based on themes emerging from our qualitative research.
  2. Guidelines - 8 sections addressing practical aspects of providing care in health care settings such as hospitals and clinics

Explore our resources

We have downloadable resources including guidelines, teaching presentations and leaflets for parents.

You can also find clinical practice points, such as advice for families and friends, and links to other organisations who provide support.

Need some support?

The Butterfly project is partnered with the Skye High Foundation and can provide UK hospitals with memory packs for the families, Butterfly cot cards and posters along with other resources. The foundation organises fund-raising events to support these important activities and their work with families.

If you are a parent and would like support and advice following the loss of a baby from a multiple pregnancy please contact the Footprints Baby Loss charity. The charity is run by bereaved parents, for bereaved parents.