Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month – October

Posted in: Perinatal loss

In acknowledgment of Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month in October, we are launching our Bearing the Unbearable Campaign.

Parents do not expect their baby to die. At a time when there is meant to be so much joy, everything goes horribly wrong.

Perinatal loss, whether through failed IVF cycles, miscarriage, genetic termination, stillbirth or neonatal death land us squarely in a space of the intolerable, unspeakable and unbearable.

Our task as perinatal and infant psychologists is to help parents bear the unbearable aspects of perinatal loss, tolerate the anxiety of future pregnancies and discover joy in a rainbow baby.

Follow us on social media in the coming weeks as we share our campaign with you, honouring the emotional experience of parents bereaved from perinatal loss.  Here is our FaceBook page.

Our campaign was illustrated by the supremely talented Jess Racklyeft of Jesses Mess Illustrations and developed by Dr Bronwyn Leigh, Dr Charise Deveney, Julie King and Carla Anderson.

About the Author

Dr Bronwyn Leigh is a clinical psychologist, perinatal and infant clinician and early parenting consultant.  She is the Director of the Centre for Perinatal Psychology.  She consults in Fairfield and Croydon, Vic.  Bronwyn specialises in the psychological aspects of becoming a parent, the emotional development of infants, and parent-infant relationships. Bronwyn co-authored the book Towards Parenthood: Preparing for the Changes and Challenges of a New Baby.

Contact us Today

Common reasons for seeking help with us around perinatal loss:

  • IVF ‘failed cycle’
  • Miscarriage
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Genetic termination
  • Stillbirth
  • Neonatal death
  • Pregnancy after loss
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

Find a psychologist near you that can help you with your perinatal loss and subsequent pregnancies.  To access our services, locate a psychologist near you: search by Location.

Call us on 1300 852 660 or contact us to make an appointment or enquiry.