Support services for miscarriage and baby loss

Resources for miscarriage and baby loss support
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Australian support services for those who have experienced miscarriage, still birth and baby and child loss

Australian and New Zealand Stillbirth Alliance

ANZSA aims to reduce the number of stillbirths in Australia and New Zealand and to ensure families receive the best possible care and support around the time of stillbirth.

Essential Baby Miscarriage and Pregnancy Loss forum

Meet and discuss topics with others who have experienced loss.

Heartfelt: giving the gift of photographic memories

Heartfelt is made up of professional photographers who volunteer their time to create photographic memories of families experiencing serious and terminal illness of a baby or child, stillbirth and prematurity.

Lifeline

Immediate on-phone crisis care on 13 11 14. Also online crisis support chat from 7pm-4am seven days.

Pillars of Strength

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Provides support and time out for bereaved dads.

Pregnancy Loss Australia

A national support program for bereaved families who suffer the loss of their baby at any gestation during pregnancy or shortly after birth.

Sands

Provides miscarriage, stillbirth and newborn death support.

Has a 24/7 helpline on 1300 072 637, online support and men's support line.

SIDS and Kids

SIDS and Kids services include counselling, support groups, peer support, 24 hour freecall Bereavement Support line on 1300 308 307 and a range of bereavement support literature.

Stillbirth Foundation

Research and education to prevent stillbirth.

Still Aware

Still Aware raises awareness about stillbirth to empower mothers to connect daily with their babies and encourage women to act on their instincts to help reduce stillbirth.

Trisomy Oz Prenatal Support

Trisomy Oz offers support to parents dealing with a difficult prenatal diagnosis as well as links to critical information needed during decision-making stages.