Earlier this year members of the Far South Coast Maternity Advisory Group (FSCMAG) met in Pambula with a mission.
There the group assembled 25 pregnancy loss support packs to be donated to the South East Regional Hospital.
The packs contain information on surviving the loss of an unborn child, contact details of support services, and practical items such as tissues, tea, candles and a keepsake.
Up to one in four confirmed pregnancies are lost to miscarriage before 20 weeks gestation. After a miscarriage, it can be an extremely difficult time for a woman and her family. Without help and support, this can compound feelings of grief and loss.
The FSC MAG wanted to support women and their families during this challenging time by providing support packs.
The FSCMAG would like to thank the Mumbulla Foundation for their generous grant that enabled this project.
If you or someone you know finds this topic upsetting or you would like to learn more, please note the contact details below;
- Miscarriage, stillbirth and newborn death support at http://www.sands.org.au/
- Information and support for depression and anxiety at www.beyondblue.org.au or 1300 224 636
- Crisis support at www.lifeline.org.au or 131114.