October 6 2017
October 15 is Pregnancy & Infant Loss Day and it is a day that marked around the world by many organizations and by those who have lost a child either during pregnancy or during the child’s infant years.
While it is not yet an official day, it is a day that is of great importance to many around Australia.
1 in every 5 recognized pregnancies end in miscarriage and it can cause overwhelming grief and sadness for the parents of the lost child.
The loss of a child so early after childbirth can also bring overwhelming grief and sadness and there is great support services for parents who face either or both of those tragedies.
One such organization that provides support is SANDS and they are for miscarriage, stillbirth and newborn death support and their website has areas on Support, Information, Professionals and Support Us.
Another organization is the NALAG Centre for Loss & Grief in Dubbo and every October 15 they have a Remembering Ceremony at their Remembering the Babies Memorial Rock Garden where parents of a lost child are offered a stone to be placed in the garden in their memory.
The ceremony is on at 6.30pm at the NALAG Centre in Welchman Street, Dubbo and RSVP’s can be made on 02 6882 9222.
With Dubbo and other locations being so far away, it is hoped that Deniliquin will in the future have a support group of their own to help those in their time of grief.