fertility, grief, Parenting, pregnancy loss

Stillbirth in Australia

The rate of stillbirth (pregnancy loss at or after 20 weeks gestation) remains at 1% of all Australian pregnancies.  Many families who have experienced the loss of their baby late in pregnancy suffer ignorance and insensitivity from family and friends who fail to recognise the significance of the loss.  This article from SBS News explains why the rate of late pregnancy loss remains so high http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2016/10/12/stillbirth-rate-australia-horrifying

This Saturday 15th October is the International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.  http://www.matermothers.org.au/news/october-2014/wave-of-light-service-marks-international-pregnanc

If you have experienced pregnancy loss, support is available from counsellors who specialise in the area of perinatal loss, as well as organisations like SANDS http://www.sands.org.au and Bears of Hope http://www.bearsofhope.org.au

candle

 

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