Coping with loss

Losing a baby can be a confusing, stressful and painful time, and many parents find it difficult to decide what to do. Only you will know what feels most appropriate for your baby.

Some people may suggest that a funeral is not necessary, or try to arrange a service on your behalf, but organising your baby’s funeral can be an important part of the grieving process.

Naming Your Child

You may worry that naming your baby may seem morbid or without a purpose. However, giving your baby a name may help you and others to recognise the baby as an individual. You may feel more at ease by referring to your baby by name when talking with others or reflecting on what has happened.

Why is a funeral for a baby so important?

The funeral service is an important time to acknowledge your love for and bond with your baby. It can help you and your family come to terms with the death and support each other in your grief.

Bet-Olam can take care of all the necessary arrangements and help you plan the service and burial or cremation.

Coping With Grief

Grieving is a very individual process and there is no right or wrong way to cope with your baby’s death.

Support Groups And Organisations

Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Support

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

The Compassionate Friends
(for any age of child)
03 9888 4944

These groups may be helpful as they allow you to share your experience with others who have had a similar loss.