Support for baby loss

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Near You -

SANDS WA will hold its first par­ent support meet­ing on Tues­day, Septem­ber 16, for any­one griev­ing the loss of a baby through mis­car­riage, still­birth or new­born death. An es­ti­mated one in four preg­nan­cies end in mis­car­riage, while each year in Aus­tralia about 2500 ba­bies are ei­ther still­born or die shortly after birth. Sands WA pres­i­dent Jan­ina Faulkner said Sands’ par­ent-sup­port­ers were trained vol­un­teers who un­der­stood and em­pathised as they had all “been there them­selves”. Peo­ple in­ter­ested in at­tend­ing the par­ent support meet­ing should con­tact Sands WA on ad­minwa@sands.org.au or SANDS (1300 0 72637) be­fore Mon­day, Septem­ber 15.

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