Parent led activities
ISA former Board chair Zan Leisher published this Op Ed about her experience of her son Wilder’s stillbirth plus a call for recognition, answers, support, collaboration, and action on stillbirth!
Adam Sanford is an artist and illustrator. He is a dad who lost a baby boy in March of 2020. Through his grief journey he made a couple of projects based on the son he lost and wants to share them with you as a resource. Samuel Shootingstar is a short, illustrated story about his arrival into heaven. https://www.jumpmasterpress.com/product-page/samuel-shootingstar
Parent Support Organizations
The Living with Loss program has been co-developed by a team of bereaved parents and health professionals, including GPs, psychologists, social workers, and midwives. This interactive program shares evidence-based strategies and covers a broad range of topics including differences in grief, managing intense feelings, facing difficult situations and conversations, strengthening relationships, and navigating the future. The Stillbirth CRE are leading a research study to determine the effectiveness of this program. We’d like to invite bereaved parents to visit https://stillbirthcre.org.au/about-us/our-work/living-with-loss/ to find out more about the study and register to participate. Your participation and feedback will help us to evaluate the effectiveness of this program and improve grief support options for parents in the future.
The Still Born project was initiated by artist Adinda van’t Klooster to help raise awareness of stillbirth. Learn about the Still Born exhibition at: https://www.stillbornproject.org.uk/
Name your stillborn baby; join the Each Egg A World project.
New understandings of fathers’ experiences of grief and loss following stillbirth and neonatal death: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31493675/