The loss of a baby, before or after their birth, is recognised in the UK from 9 October to 15 October. In Australia, there is a day of remembrance – 15 October. Victoria’s first state Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance Service will be held at Melbourne Museum at 7pm on Tuesday 15 October.

If you have suffered a loss and need support, call one of these services:

SANDS – 1300 072 637 – is an independent organisation that provides support for newborn death, stillbirth and miscarriage.

Pregnancy Birth and Baby – 1800 882 436 – Call for trusted advice and emotional support anytime 7 days a week.

Bears of Hope – 1300 11 HOPE –Provides grief support and care for families who experience the loss of their baby.