It doesn't matter at what stage of pregnancy it occurs or why, miscarriage is traumatic for everyone, including parents, friends and family. For some, pregnancy loss can be associated with a deep sense of shame and women can become isolated. It's very important to remain connected with family and community.
The process of grieving may mask signs of depression. It's important that parents who have lost a baby keep in touch with health professionals or organisations that provide support for families at this time.
If you need support, talk to a healthcare professional, LifeLine (13 11 14) and always call 000 in an emergency.