National Miscarriage Awareness Day is a remembrance day for anyone who has been affected by miscarriage. Organised by Miscarriage Information Support Service Inc. (MISS), it’s designed to raise awareness of and promote discussion about miscarriage. A miscarriage is the loss of a baby before 20 weeks of pregnancy.
National Miscarriage Awareness Day is on Sunday, May 3, and MISS will be hosting a remembrance event at the Frankston Mechanics Hall. To find our more about MISS or for event tickets, go to the MISS website at www.miss.org.au
The loss of a baby through miscarriage can be very upsetting. Saying “I’m sorry” and acknowledging the person’s loss is the best way for family and friends to respond, and letting them know that you are there for them whenever they need you. Never respond with “At least …” because this minimises the person’s loss.
There is a beautiful mural and memorial rock, pictured, at the Frankston Memorial Park that commemorates babies lost to miscarriage, stillbirth, and shortly after birth. Any person can go there to grieve the loss of their baby; the entrance is via the gate on Clarendon St.