Resources for Pregnancy & Infant loss
As a trained Birth & Bereavement Doula, Kelly is able to provide you with physical and emotional support before, during and after the birth of your baby in any trimester. This may be guidance over the phone, resources via email or in-person doula care at hospital or your home. All bereavement services are by donation.
Please contact me for more information or see my Bereavement Support page
Sarah is registered with Medicare for Better Access to Mental Health Care program and can support women with mental health OT support through pregnancy loss or birth trauma. For pregnancy loss she will bulk bill her services.
Ignite Art Therapies
Bel uses art therapy to inspire individuals to acknowledge and transition through life while realising their own possibilities.
Dr Heather Mattner
Perinatal Health Psychologist & Midwife
83 Mount Barker Rd
Stirling, South Australia, 5152
M: 0414 499 544
Gemma Johnson Psychology
Gemma provides her services from Hyde Park for:
Trauma including EMDR
Women’s Health including pregnancy and IVF
Worrying (Generalised Anxiety Disorder)
Social and other phobias
Hanna Beaven Psychology
Challenges falling pregnant
Pregnancy related issues
Grief & loss
267 Fullarton Road, Parkside
0455 140 400
SANDS offer support/counselling in a group or one on one capacity. They also do coffee mornings at a playground. There's an extensive library that families are welcome to borrow from and events held throughout the year to commemorate babies who've died
Sids & Kids SA
SIDS and Kids SA provides free bereavement support to individuals and families who experience or are affected by the sudden unexpected death of a baby or child from conception to six years of age. This includes miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal deaths, SIDS and accidental deaths. SIDS and Kids SA has been providing support to families for 40 years.
Free weekend camps for bereaved children and young people who have lost a parent, sibling or other significant person. Star Bear is for children aged between five and 12-years old while Star Bound is for teens aged up to 17. There are two Star Bear and one Star Bound camp each year and camps are held in the Adelaide Hills. Children and young people are paired with trained volunteer mentors and experience therapeutic sessions, sports, games and arts and crafts.
Compassionate Friends (SA)
Compassionate Friends is part of a world wide support organisation for bereaved parents. This is regardless of the age of the child at death or the manner of death. Services provided include monthly support groups in 3 metropolitan locations, telephone support to members, a bi-monthly newsletter, a range of brochures and a resource library. A CandleLight service is held in December each year. Some support is also provided to siblings and grandparents.
M: 0456 820 133
Human Milk for Human Babies SA
HM4HB provides an online space where mothers can connect with other families to donate their breastmilk. Some mothers find it purposeful and healing to donate their breastmilk to another baby.
They encourage and support dialogue around the realities of loss, in order to break the silence and taboo surrounding stillbirth. Still Aware is invested in sharing stillbirth research and actively lobbies for stillbirth to be listed and remain on the policy agenda at a national level
Red Nose Grief & Loss
Formerly SIDS & Kids, with over 40 years’ experience supporting grieving individuals and families, they understand the sudden or unexpected death of a baby or young child is one of the most difficult experiences any person will go through. Their website has been developed to connect individuals and families to a range of support options, useful resources and information.
Still Birth Day
Support prior to, during and after birth in any trimester
Grieflilnk is an online information resource for the bereaved and grieving, their carers, friends and colleagues, and for health and welfare workers
Women's & Children's Hospital
Information on grief and children
Keepsakes & Mementos
Commemorative Birth Certificate
Commemorative Certificates for Early Loss of Pregnancy are available from Births, Deaths and Marriages (BDM)
to commemorate deliveries that are not able to be registered under the Births, Deaths and Marriages
Registration Act 1996. A commemorative certificate may not be used for official purposes and is provided free of charge.
Early Loss of Pregnancy Birth certificate application
Heartfelt is a volunteer organisation of professional photographers from all over Australia dedicated to giving the gift of photographic memories to families that have experienced stillbirths, premature and ill infants and children in the Neonatal Intensive Care Units of their local hospitals, as well as children with serious and terminal illnesses.
Heartfelt is dedicated to providing this gift to families in a caring, compassionate manner. All services are provided free of charge.
Bears of Hope
Bears Of Hope Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support provides leading support and exceptional care for families who experience the loss of their baby. They seek to provide crucial information and embrace families during their difficult time of loss, and beyond.
Angel Gowns Australia provide services to bereaved families who have suffered the unimaginable stillbirth or death of their baby, families who are or have gone through the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit or families who are impacted on by a child's life-limiting illness or special needs. From donated wedding dresses they lovingly hand craft Angel Gown garments which are then donated to hospitals, funeral homes and directly to families through special orders
General information on arranging a funeral from the SA Governement
Frequently asked questions about funerals from the Australian Funeral Directors Association
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