I promised her, as I held her in my arms for that last time, that I would make a difference…..that I would prevent others from living with this tragedy.
The Stillbirth Foundation Australia was founded by Emma McLeod OAM.
After a predictable pregnancy with no health issues, Emma’s daughter, Olivia Kate, died suddenly in utero at 36 weeks in July, 2002. There was seemingly no reason and not uncommonly, Olivia’s death went uninvestigated. The lack of information and Emma’s own grief-stricken questioning led her to establish the first organisation dedicated to stillbirth and baby loss in Australia.