October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Awareness Month, with the 15th being the official day. A day to recognise, acknowledge and honour the estimated one in four pregnancies that end in miscarriage in Australia each year, and approximately 3,000 babies stillborn or die in the first 28 days after birth.
The Sands vision is that all bereaved parents across Queensland have the opportunity to access support services and care they need at the time of the death of their baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, newborn death or medical termination. You can help by joining with us to raise awareness and create conversations. Let other bereaved parents know they are not alone and help them find a place of support.
The first Sands Queensland meeting took place on the 9th of November 1983, after a bereaved mother, Judy Clarkson, saw a need for support services after the stillbirth of her own daughter Janette.Read More »
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 »
June is Sands Awareness Month when we can all come together and raise awareness of miscarriage, stillbirth and newborn death and the importance of support for those who experience the death of a baby through pregnancy or shortly after.Read More »
Welcome to the 2016 SandsQ Butterfly Charity Drive, the first in what we hope will be an annual event to get a jump start on the year and provide Queensland hospitals with memory bags and bereavement clothing.Read More »
My husband, Paul, and I were so thrilled to be expecting our first baby. We were both in our forties and excited about introducing our child to all the wonderful people, places and creatures in the world. The nursery was ready and we had spent months choosing the absolute best for our baby.Read More »