Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support

Bears Of Hope Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support provides leading support and exceptional care for families who experience the loss of their baby.

We seek to provide crucial information and embrace families during their difficult time of loss, and beyond. There are two key elements to our program that guide families through their choices when saying Hello and Goodbye to their much loved baby.

Families receive a Bear Of Hope donated by another bereaved family. This allows the donating family to give their child’s brief life a purpose and lasting legacy, whilst filling the empty arms of another family as they walk out of the hospital without their baby. It reinforces the understanding that they are not alone, and that there is an existing community of support. Families also receive extensive information, either in printed or online format, to help them make decisions and memories in hospital, during the memorial and beyond.

Our Beyond the Bear support is unequalled by any other organisation. We provide exclusive and invaluable support packages that include; a credible foundation of parent led and psychologist facilitated support groups, private online groups, phone and email counselling and annual community events that remember individual baby’s and recognize their parents love. Additionally we have a Hope and Healing Resource Library and issue a quarterly newsletter where parents have the opportunity to contribute.

Bears Of Hope comfort, acknowledge, inform, empower, and guide families during their time of loss. As a registered non-profit organisation we are dedicated to the care of others and reinvesting our finances and resources to ensure Bears of Hope is the leading support for pregnancy and infant loss in Australia

Who this service is for

Families who experience the loss of their baby.

How this service is delivered

  • Call or visit us online

    Call our Tasmanian Coordinator for more information.

    Grief Support: 1300 11 HOPE - 1300 11 4673

    General Enquiries: 1300 11 BEAR - 1300 11 2327

    See our website for a range of resources and other information

Updated: 12/04/2021