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Our vision is to reduce the devastating impact of stillbirth for women, families and the wider community through improving care to reduce the number of stillborn babies and to reduce the impact of this loss.
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Around the Time of Loss

A gentle guide for parents

When a baby dies there are often difficult decisions to make and things to plan. Some topics can be hard to think about or discuss. We are developing a guide for parents that will add to the information and support parents receive from their health care team before and soon after the loss of a baby. It aims to help parents to explore options and to think about what is most important to them to support decisions that are best for them and for their baby. Topics covered will include: preparing for your baby’s birth, ways to honour your baby, deciding on investigations, and leaving hospital.   

Where the resource comes from

The Clinical Practice Guideline for Respectful and Supportive Perinatal Bereavement Care was developed by the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand and the Stillbirth CRE to guide health care professionals to provide best possible care for parents who face the loss of a baby. The new guide for parents under development will give parents access to the same information through a specially designed version of this guideline.

The parent resource is being developed in consultation with parents, clinicians, parent support groups and others who share our vision of best care following the death of a baby. It brings together evidence about best care and the most up to date approaches to developing parent-centred resources.

This project is funded by Stillbirth Foundation Australia. The parent resource is expected to be available in mid-2021. For more information please contact stillbirthcre@mater.uq.edu.au