In the moments from finding out their baby is stillborn, bereaved parents will be in a state of shock and disbelief.  

They will have to deliver their baby, make major decisions and investigate or try to understand why their baby died.

Many parents usually have no preparation on what to expect and immense feelings of grief and loss.

The support of loved ones and close friends is paramount in helping them now and for many years to come.

Acknowledge their loss using the baby’s name, if they have chosen one, and compassionately listen as they talk about their child, the birth and as they move through their grief.

No two experiences are the same and all individuals will have different emotional and practical needs.  Take their guidance and read practical tools from our bereaved community to help guide you and provide the necessary support for your loved ones.

Practical and emotional help for friends and family

Your grief is real. Here’s how to support yourself and your loved ones.