If you have, are currently, or are about to experience the loss of your baby, we are sincerely sorry for your loss.
Pregnancy and baby loss affects nearly all women. If this includes you, you are not alone in your experience although at many times this can feel the case.
Approximately 20-25% of pregnancies end in miscarriage, a pregnancy loss in the first trimester before 14 weeks.
Although loss is much less common after this point, it does still occur. For every 1000 babies born, 10 will die between 20 weeks gestation and 28 days of life.
Regardless of the point in your pregnancy loss occurs, or the reason for the loss, there is support available. Monash Women’s has a strong ethos and history of caring for women experiencing loss with dedicated spaces for families birthing in the setting of known or inevitable loss as well as excellent support form specially trained midwives, and family time post-birth with your baby as you require and in the manner you choose including a specially adapted cot, photography and other supports.
We also wish to see you a few weeks and sometimes again later after the birth of your baby to ensure your physical and emotional state is as expected, talk through natural emotions of the time and discuss the results of any testing requested to explain the loss and what may be done differently in a subsequent pregnancy.