Entries by liana

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance – October 15

October 15 marked International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Day and we were honoured to attend a memorial ceremony held at Woronora Memorial Park. The event included a candlelight ceremony to partake in the international wave of light and also saw the unveiling of a permanent memorial for Landon Max Baggett and all stillborn babies. Although these […]

Baby Alice

By Wendy Day, mother of Alice My doctor was away when I went to the final check-up and his partner picked up that there was something wrong with the baby.  I had instinctively known that and during the pregnancy had tried to prepare myself to look after a handicapped child.  He explained that my baby […]

Bunyip Community Day

When Adam’s good friends lost their baby Evie, he wanted to do something that would make a difference. So he decided to fundraise for stillbirth research. He decided to have a ‘beard shave off’ of his gloriously long beard and get people to donate. With enough donations he also volunteered to dye his beard and […]

#SupportaDad

These men have found interesting ways to raise money for a necessary cause – stillbirth research. From beard shaves to running in costumes, multiple marathons or trivia nights. The methods employed are noteworthy and creative in their efforts to #supportadad. This can (and should) be done all year round but September is noteworthy since Father’s […]

Born Sleeping

Shared with generous permission of Laura Sheehan @ thewholemummy.com I held you in my arms, I kissed your soft, pink lips, I nuzzled your cheeks, your nose, your tiny perfect ears. I breathed in every inch of you. So hard, to let you go. . . .Beau, born sleeping the 19/06/14. We’d just celebrated our Hurricane’s […]

A Father’s Perspective

Matt Casey, 8 March 2016 Twelve months ago I wrote the words that follow: ‘Tomorrow I say goodbye to my daughter, my little Angel. She was born in the arms of God on the 11th March 2015 at 7:55am. It is a day that I thought would never happen to my family and to be […]

Cake Stall

This enterprising supporter added an extra $50 to their fundraising efforts by holding a cupcake stall with these delicious home-made delicacies.

Anxiety and acceptability related to participation in stillbirth research

Background: Stillbirth research is often hampered by the need to ‘protect’ both bereaved families as well as healthy pregnant women from distress resulting from recruitment by research staff. No studies have investigated anxiety levels of recently bereaved or healthy pregnant women participating in stillbirth research. The aim of this study was to assess anxiety levels […]

Sleep Position, Fetal Growth Restriction, and Late-Pregnancy Stillbirth: The Sydney Stillbirth Study

Objective: There are around 2.6 million stillbirths globally per year. Maternal age, obesity and smoking account for one third of stillbirths but smoking is the only factor that can be realistically changed during pregnancy. The aim of this study was to identify potentially modifiable risk factors for late-pregnancy stillbirth. Methods: This was a population-based matched case–control study […]