15 October, 2021
Infant Loss Remembrance Day shines a light on miscarriage
The Queensland Government is encouraging greater awareness and recognition for those who experience the heartbreaking loss of an infant through pregnancy.
Minister for Justice and Minister for Women, Shannon Fentiman, said International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day, held on October 15, is a chance to memorialise babies lost through miscarriage, stillbirth and infant death.
The Queensland Government invests $7.7 million in funding for perinatal and infant health services, and allocates $8.4 million to 21 Women’s Health and Wellbeing Services, according to the 2021-22 Women’s Budget Statement.
“The Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages offers parents who experience a pregnancy loss up to 20 weeks gestation an optional recognition certificate, free of charge,” Ms Fentiman said.
Further information can be found at: www.qld.gov.au/law/births-deaths-marriages-and-divorces/birth-death-and-marriage-certificates/early-pregnancy-loss-recognition-certificate