Judy Clarkson, the first Sands Queensland President, established Sands Queensland after she found little support to help her understand the intensity and duration of her grief following the loss of her daughter Janette in March 1983. Janette was stillborn at 40 weeks after what was a perfect pregnancy.Read More »
May 7th is International Bereaved Mother’s Day.
It is a day for those in the Pregnancy and Infant Loss community to come together to show their support and recognition for those mothering children no longer here with them.Read More »
Guest post by author Karin Holmes
When I lost my baby in July 2011 to a miscarriage, I made a new acquaintance. It was an unpleasant one – loneliness that also brought his good friend depression along.Read More »
Guest post by Kara Smith who is participating in this year’s Bridge to Brisbane
In May 2013 our second daughter, Hayley, was stillborn. It felt like our worlds came to a halt and souls were shattered. My husband and I have always been overweight but started making changes when our first daughter was on the way. However, after losing Hayley we sort of rebelled against the universe through junk food and put back on some of the weight we had lost. We decided we couldn’t keep going like that, so for all of our children and our health we again decided to make a change.Read More »
Last year saw the first Wave of Polish held during October for International Pregnancy and Infant Loss (IPIL) month. A challenge was issued to paint your nails blue and pink each Tuesday to help raise awareness of pregnancy and infant loss. The event was a success with many showing their support and we hope this year will be bigger and better.Read More »
Our thoughts are with all Dads remembering a baby this Father’s Day. You are a father, even if your children are not here with you.
Support resources are available free to download form the Sands Queensland website.