Resources for Families who have lost a baby through miscarriage
Remembering your Lost Baby:
As you may have heard me say many times, recognising that your baby had an impact on you and is not forgotten can be an important part of grief after miscarriage. This is one of the main reasons I have created the Forever Loved Wall. If you haven’t yet seen it, please take a moment to do so. We would be honoured to join with you in honouring the little life you lost.
Other ways you can remember your baby and keep their memory alive include:
- Ordering a bear from Bears of Hope. Your local hospital may also have some Bears available to gift you on the ward if you find yourself there.
- In NSW we are eligible to apply for a recognition of early pregnancy loss. If you are from another state, you may need to check as not all states in Australia will issue this.
Online Support and Resources:
When you lose a baby, or are in the midst of a threatened miscarriage, many mothers will inevitably turn to the internet for support, guidance, and hope. This can be helpful but also overwhelming. These are a few websites that I have found to be helpful both in the midst of my loss and afterwards as I try to process my grief:
Getting local help:
If you haven’t sought follow up already, can I recommend that you do. You can talk to your GP about counselling for your loss as well as any further investigations if you are concerned about future pregnancies.
My deepest condolences to you and your family. Whether this is a recent loss or a loss from a while ago, the memory lives on and we must not downplay the pain and isolation that comes with this experience.
Much love to you,