Links

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The following links have been provided to give families access to additional information and assistance.  Sands does not necessarily endorse these organisations or the products and services they provide.

Other Support Sites

International Stillbirth Alliance

The International Stillbirth Alliance (ISA), a non-profit coalition of organizations dedicated to understanding the causes and prevention of stillbirth.

www.stillbirthalliance.org 

Lifeline 

Lifeline connects people with care by providing services in Suicide Prevention, Crisis Support and Mental Health Support.

 www.lifeline.org.au

Pregnancy Counselling Link 

Pregnancy Counselling Link provides free support services for a variety of pregnancy related issues.

 www.pcl.org.au

Relationships Australia

Relationships Australia is a leading provider of relationship support services for individuals, families and communities.

 www.relationships.com.au

Stillbirth Foundation

The Stillbirth Foundation works to reduce the incidence of stillbirth in Australia through research & public awareness.

 www.stillbirthfoundation.org.au

Trisomy Oz Prenatal Support

Trisomy Oz offers information and support to ALL parents confronting a difficult prenatal diagnosis, and links to current and accurate information during decision-making stages.

 www.trisomyoz.bounce.com.au

Essential Baby

This site has an on-line forum for parents whose baby has died.

www.essentialbaby.com.au

Heartfelt: giving the gift of photographic memories

Heartfelt is a volunteer organisation of professional photographers from all over Australia dedicated to giving the gift of photographic memories to families that have experienced stillbirths, premature and ill infants and children in the Neonatal Intensive Care Units of their local hospitals, as well as children with serious and terminal illnesses.

 www.heartfelt.org.au 

'Losing a Baby: Miscarriage, Stillbirth & Neonatal Death'

For most parents and families, pregnancy is a happy time filled with joyful anticipation and plans for the future. Losing a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death can cause feelings of shock, sadness and despair, and impact on every aspect of life. Death does not break the special bond between parent and child; the pain of the often-unexpected loss can be enduring. Many find comfort and support hearing from others how they have coped with their losses.
This 'Speaking from Experience' DVD features seven people who share their experiences of losing a baby. It was produced in partnership with SANDS - Stillbirth & Neonatal Death Support Service (VIC).

www.realtimehealth.com/conditions/losing-a-baby


Other Sites

Capers Bookstore

Online bookstore specialising on women's health, pregnancy, childbirth, fertility, midwifery, breastfeeding, parenting, childbirth education and grief & loss.

 www.capersbookstore.com.au 

Open Leaves Books

Open Leaves Books has a reputation throughout Australia as the premier bookseller in the areas of counselling, therapy and mental health.

www.openleaves.com.au 

Article: A child's eve view of death: the power of picture books to explain

Talking to children about death is one of Life’s great challenges.  How do you convey the sense of permanence of the loss in a way that children can understand? 
Sands has chosen to link to this blog article because it discusses some of the issues and suggests several suitable books. 
(Please note that, in accordance with Sands policy, we do not specifically endorse any of the books named in the article.)

http://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2014/oct/21/-sp-children-death-books-explain-bereavement

Lewis Media

Julia Lewis, Director of Lewis Media produced the film "The Story of Daniel" 

 www.lewismedia.com.au 

Linda Pasfield Photography

Linda is 'an artist with a lens'. Many of the images on our webpage, booklets and pamphlets come from Linda's camera.

 www.lindapasfield.com.au 

Sew Original Designs

Sew Original can embroider hand and footprints, paintings, drawings - they can be placed on blankets, towel, frames, hats, cushions.

 www.seworiginal.com.au 

Belly Art

To create a memory of your baby, Belly Art has a new product Baby Inkless Footprints.

www.bellyart.com.au

Button Lane Design

Button Lane create personalised name gifts which combine photographic graphic design with an artistic craft creativity using button prints.  Prints can be personalised to remember a precious baby that died.

www.buttonlanedesign.com