This Mother’s Day… Be Still Aware

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On the second Sunday of May, it is easy to get caught up in the craziness that is Mother’s Day. However, it is also a time of reflection for those mothers with empty arms. Still Aware aims to help reduce the rate of stillbirth and give these mothers something to celebrate on Mother’s Day rather than mourn. Stillbirth is a tragedy...

Remembering the Mums with Empty Arms This Mother’s Day

Mums with Empty Arms
As Mother’s Day approaches, there’s a lot of talk about burnt toast and bad gifts. But for some mums, Mother’s Day is a day of overwhelming heartache. The mums with empty arms. Bereaved mothers are everywhere. We all know someone who has suffered a miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death. A mother who has lost a child to an accident or disease....

Miscarriage Didn’t Stop this Would-Be Mum From Finding Happiness: She Made a Nike List!

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You’ve heard of a bucket list. But, what about a Nike List? One woman created this ‘list’ as a way to deal with pregnancy loss. 'I was so sick of being sad' said Emily Smith. After the heartache of losing three pregnancies she overcame her self-pity by making a 'Nike List'. Instead of focusing on her grief she decided to 'just...

My Wife Had A Miscarriage: One Dad’s Brave Story

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We were in Bali holidaying with family and celebrating our wedding anniversary when my wife, Emma, called me into the bathroom and said ‘I think I’m having a miscarriage’. I immediately felt useless, not only because she had instantly asked for her Mum, but because I had no idea how I could help. This wasn’t my body and I didn’t...

The Secret Truth About Pregnancy Loss

Pregnancy loss impacts in different ways. Four brave women share their personal story in a time when the community still shies away from this difficult conversation. Unfortunately, pregnancy loss has become extremely common. 1 in 4 confirmed pregnancies end in miscarriage before 20 weeks. In fact, it seems almost abnormal NOT to have a miscarriage in your journey to motherhood these...

Tragedy Turns to Hope with One Mum’s Breast Milk Donation

Stillbirth is something that no mum-to-be ever wants to think about. That said, it can happen. And when it does, the results are tragic. One mum took this beyond unthinkable situation and turned her tragedy into something positive for other families with babies. Roughly 3,000 Australian families are affected by perinatal death (stillbirth or when the baby dies within the...

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