Losing your baby

We know that within neonatal journeys some families suffer the loss of their little one and we feel that it is important to recognise these families and their journey. There are no words for the magnitude of the grief and pain they will experience after this life changing event.

During such a traumatic time it can be difficult to know which way to turn and who can provide help in your moments of need, and one Mum who has been through this has kindly curated the attached pdf to help others through this time. 

The information within here is by no means a full and final document on coping with the loss of a baby so if you do have anything further which would help others please do email us on info@littlemiraclestrust.org.nz 

Whetūrangitia – Offers information for family and whānau experiencing the death of a baby or child

Sands – A volunteer, parent-run organisation to support parents after miscarriage, stillbirth or when a baby has died, with local branches www.sands.org.nz

Skylight – Supports people of all ages who are facing any kind of tough life situation, specialising in grief, loss, and trauma

The Grief Centre – Provides loss and grief support to youth, adults, families or whānau experiencing any form of significant loss www.griefcentre.org.nz

“The Joyful Mourning” – A podcast for women who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss
www.themorning.com/listen, on Spotify, or on your favourite podcast app

Baby Loss NZ – Offers a range of leaflet resources with support information for those who have experienced, and/or are affected by the loss of a baby or child

Jay Macs Journey – A beautiful resource lovingly curated by Jay’s parents, Sarah and Andrew.  Contains a survival guide, from how to communicate with medical teams to how to make memories