The Baby Loss Project exists for Australian workplaces to upskill organisational leaders and their teams on how to support staff members experiencing miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal loss, and ongoing IVF treatment.
Through workshops and online training, it provides vital education to better equip leaders to not only understand the sensitivities around pregnancy and infant loss, but to also feel empowered to provide appropriate grief support to staff with a baby loss experience – which is far more common than people think.
Every single day in Australia, 6 babies are stillborn, 2 babies die within the first 28 days of life, and 300 women experience miscarriage.
Following the Senate Inquiry into Stillbirth, the conversation about baby loss is gaining momentum, and State and Federal Governments have passed more parental leave rights for employees in the instance of miscarriage, stillbirth and infant loss. This makes it increasingly important for organisations to better understand the complexity of grief for baby loss parents, and offer appropriate return to work support.