Pregnancy and loss
Pregnancy loss can happen as a miscarriage or a baby that has died in the womb. If you experience either of these it is natural to grieve over your loss and your partner will also grieve with you.
If you have a stillborn baby born after 20 weeks you will need to register the birth of this baby with Births, Deaths and Marriages NT. Your doctor will provide you with the birth and death certificates.
If you have experienced the death of a baby or child you can contact the organisations below for support.
SIDS and Kids Northern Territory
SIDS and Kids Northern Territory help families who have experienced the sudden and unexpected death of a baby or child during birth, pregnancy or infancy, regardless of the cause.
24 hour support line: 0448 849 234.
Red Nose Grief and Loss
Red Nose Grief and Loss (formerly SIDS and Kids) understand the sudden or unexpected death of a baby or young child is one of the most difficult experiences any person will face.
24 hour support line: 1300 308 307.
Sands Australia provides support, information and education to anyone affected by the death of a baby before, during or shortly after birth.
24 hour support line: 1300 072 637.
Bears of Hope
Bears of Hope provides support and care for families who experience the loss of their baby.
Grief support line: 1300 114 673.
Last updated: 20 March 2020
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