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Memorial graphics

Sands supports bereaved families to remember their babies. The volunteers at Sands are pleased to offer members of our community the gift of a Christmas graphic personalised with your baby’s name.


Author: Bridget Sutherland

Help Sands support bereaved parents this Christmas

Your gift to Sands this Christmas is one that will keep on giving to bereaved families in the long days, weeks, months and years ahead.


Author: Bridget Sutherland

Target amount: $2,147,483,647.00

Amount raised: $121.40


News from the Stillbirth National Action Plan Roundtable

On 2 December Sands participated in the Minister for Health's stillbirth round table meeting, convened to further develop the National Action Plan to address stillbirth.


Author: Janelle Moran

How Sands helped in 2017–18


bereaved parents supported through our National Services


Healthcare Professionals trained on supporting bereaved parents


active Volunteers across Australia

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Parent stories

  • Anne: I am the face of miscarriage & infertility

    Sadly, very soon after seeing two healthy heartbeats, Anne suffered a miscarriage, claiming the lives of the two babies who would have grown to call her 'Mum'. After 12 harrowing years of IVF and another 17 failed embryo transfers, Anne never fell pregnant again. Read more

  • Jess: I am the face of newborn death and miscarriage

    Pregnancy loss has been a repeated trauma that has cost this couple the life of their otherwise healthy newborn son as well as three subsequent first trimester pregnancies. Read more

  • Lea: I am the face of stillbirth and miscarriage

    Like most expectant parents, at the beginning of our journey toward parenthood we were blissfully unaware of the road ahead and how things can go wrong and keep going wrong. Read more