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  • A Message From Toni & Amanda

    From the bottom of our hearts we are so deeply sorry for the loss of your baby. Finding out your baby has not survived during pregnancy, birth or infancy may be the most traumatic experience you will ...

  • Preparing For The Birth

    You may have just found out your baby has passed away through a routine scan, you may have started to miscarry your baby, or you may have found a genetic abnomality with your baby. Depending on your...

  • Family Time Together

    The time you spend with your baby will be the memories you cherish for the rest of your life. It is a very personal choice as to whether you do want to see your baby or not. Please do what is right...

  • Arranging Your Baby's Funeral

    Holding a funeral or a special memorial service for your baby is a beautiful, personal way of saying goodbye. It allows you the opportunity to honour your baby’s life in a way that is unique and...

  • 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...

  • The Days Ahead

    Getting through today, let alone facing tomorrow, may seem impossible for you at the moment. You may feel as though this heartache is never going to ease. We know there is nothing we can do or say to ...

  • Special Dates

    Anticipating and facing special dates after the loss of your baby, can be challenging. A time when you should be celebrating, becomes a time of remembering, yearning, painful stabs in the heart, and...

  • Relationships

    Mothers and fathers are simultaneously confronted with the death of their own baby. The emotional impact on a woman and her partner often go unrecognized as sadly the loss of a baby through pregnancy ...

  • Helping Siblings to Grieve

    Written by Emma Commito When my angel Imogene was born sleeping my eldest was just about to turn 4. Her other sisters were 2.5 and 14mths. They had excitedly kissed my twin size belly the day before, ...

  • Pregnant Friends and Other Babies

    Many parents we are in touch with have spoken about being confronted with friends and family who are pregnant or have babies in the months after the loss of their own baby. Through our own...

  • A Subsequent Pregnancy

    It's important to not let fear hold you back if your desire is to try again. This is a common experience of a subsequent pregnancy and it's important that you focus on the positives and draw on...

  • Depression

    Depression is a serious, common, mental health problem. In Australia 1 in 4 females and 1 in 6 males will experience depression in their lifetime. It is also worth noting that 1 in 6 women experience ...

  • Beating The (Winter) Blues

    The darker and seemingly longer days of our seasonal change are approaching. The grey clouds are rolling in, the air is getting colder, and the rain lingers. Within you however, may already be that...