Practical and emotional help for parents
Stillbirth is never planned. Understanding what happens now can make it less overwhelming.
- Getting Involved in Stillbirth Research: a guide for bereaved parents
Booklet: Guiding Conversations with your healthcare team when your baby dies
My baby has died - what happens now?
What happens now that we’ve found out our baby has died?
Making memories with your precious baby
Following the birth of your baby, you will have the choice to spend time with your child and have the option to invite family and friends to meet your much-loved bundle.
Deciding on an autopsy
What is an autopsy?
Stillbirth postnatal care
Postnatal care is an important part of your journey and recovery.
Coping with grief and loss
Every person’s experience of grief and loss is unique.
Stillbirth support services
Stillbirth loss and grief support organisations
Your baby's funeral
In hospital or on your return home, you may start to focus your attention on organising a funeral or ceremony to honour your child.
Registering your baby's stillbirth
In Australia, it is a requirement to register your baby’s birth if the loss was after 20 weeks of pregnancy or weighing more than 400 grams at birth.
Telling friends and family
Telling close family and friends can be a hard and daunting task following the news of your loss or after the delivery of your baby.
Asking for help
To help you through this time, ask family, friends or close colleagues for help with practical or challenging tasks.
Returning to work after stillbirth
Navigating your return to work can be difficult after your baby dies.
Pregnancy after loss
Pregnancy after loss can be a time of mixed emotions.