It’s time for our health system to provide bereaved parents with the early-intervention emotional support they deserve.
We are working towards the establishment of a National Bereavement Pathway Program to ensure that every bereaved parent is given a referral to support when they lose a baby during pregnancy.
Our experiences in healthcare settings matter, they can either show us compassion and care at our most vulnerable or they can dangerously add to our trauma.
- It's not OK for women to leave hospital without their baby and not to know where to turn for support.
- It's not OK that in the midst of their grief they are turning to Google to find support.
- It's not OK to be told it’s common, it’s nature’s way.
- It’s not OK to wake up on a maternity ward after a procedure to remove their baby.
- It's not OK to sit in a waiting room with other pregnant women when your baby has died.
Medical misogyny can add to the trauma of women trying to navigate a fractured health system whilst managing intense grief.
The lack of validation and empathy disenfranchises our grief. We’re asking that ALL health professionals remember that whilst pregnancy loss may be common, to most women and their partner its the loss of their loved baby. It can induce an intense period of emotional distress which if left unsupported can lead to poor mental health outcomes.
We have a vision of a health system that is centered around the needs of bereaved parents who lose their baby during pregnancy. Together we can share our stories, our very real experiences; good and bad and invoke empathy and incite action. So that this is the future.
We are working towards the establishment of a National Bereavement Pathway Program to ensure that every bereaved parent is given a referral to support when they lose a baby during pregnancy. Our vision is that this will be a cross sector initiative. We want to ensure that all health professionals, from sonographers to GP’s to nurses to hospital doctors will understand the need to be empathetic and compassionate with those who lose a baby during pregnancy and ensure that they are all given a clear referral for support.
Hospital Education Sessions
Hospital Education Sessions are one of the ways we are working towards this. We bring the voices and experiences of bereaved parents in hospital settings to healthcare professionals.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like more information on these sessions.
The Miscarriage Rebellion Podcast
With evidence and empathy, we unpack the shame, blame and stigma; the lack of support that many face and the need for better understanding and care.
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Share your experience within the health system. Your story has the power to inspire change and provide a voice for those who have suffered in silence. Let's break the silence, remove the shame and stigma, and ask for more help for women who go through miscarriage in the future.contact your local mp