Baby Loss NZ are a registered charity (CC32638) set up to support parents and their families who have experienced the death of a baby during pregnancy, at birth or in infancy. We also support parents facing the difficult decision following a poor prognosis. Our main branch is located in Papakura, Manukau with branches in Hauraki/Piako and Christchurch.
Baby Loss NZ supports hospitals, educating staff on the experience of baby loss and providing support items for them to give to parents. Our main service is the Active Parenting & Memory Making Service including our Care Bags (see Every Moment Counts).
Baby Loss NZ was set up in April 2008 after the need for a support group in the Manukau region was identified. As and when needed, we hold monthly support group meetings where parents can come together in a friendly, non judgmental space to share, listen, and acknowledge others who may have been through a similar experience to their own. Coffee mornings, practical workshops, training and education for health professionals and baby loss awareness events are also held.
In November 2012, the first Baby Loss House was officially opened by Jami-Lee Ross, MP at our VIP party also attended by Megan Alatini and the financial friends who without, we would not have been able to secure this beautiful property. We have since moved to Papakura, Manukau.
We would like to warmly welcome you to our website. If you are visiting us because your baby has died or you have had a poor prognosis scan, we send our heartfelt sympathies to you. We hope that this website can be of some help to you and encourage you to contact us for support.
Most of our members/supporters are also bereaved parents. While we do not know exactly how you are feeling, we have been in similar circumstances. We offer empathy and understanding. We are not counsellors and do not give formal advice but we do offer an opportunity and environment to share experiences, to talk and to listen. We promote awareness, understanding and support for those dealing with the death of a baby in pregnancy, birth and up to a year following a full term birth as well as due to medical termination or other forms of reproductive loss.
We are volunteers who will endeavour to get back to any queries within 24 hours. However if you feel you need urgent support at any time, please call 0800 726374