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Grieving the loss of your Baby

You will grieve the loss of your baby in your own unique way, depending on factors such as the attachment you had with your baby, your spiritual or cultural beliefs, your personality, age and level of support you have around you. Some parents grieve publicly and openly while others grieve silently and may keep their emotions hidden.

Although the grieving process is complex, your grief journey will not follow a set pattern, and it’s important to know that the way you grieve is a normal and natural response to the loss of your baby. Initially, grief will take over your heart, mind and body, and over time the impact this has on you will lesson as you resolve your pain. Some parents may overcome their grief quickly, while others may take a longer time to work through the process.

There is no time frame to grieving, there is no “right or wrong” way to grieve and most importantly you have the right to grieve the loss of your baby. Most of us will carry on grieving in subtle ways for the rest of our lives.

  • Grief Reactions

    You may experience only some or all of these responses in no particular order or for any particular length of time. Grieving is a process you need to experience and can take some time. Disbelief The...

  • Coping Strategies

    Talk Talking to others about your baby and your feelings of loss can help you work through your grief. You may prefer to talk to a close friend or family member, or seek out a support group of...