It's hard enough to lose a baby during pregnancy, but when they are born stillborn it can be an even greater shock and heartache. If you have lost a baby recently, you may bewondering what to do next.
Any baby born after 20 weeks gestation or over 400 grams must have a Funeral Director appointed. One of the first things you will need to do is organise a Funeral Director for your little one. This can be a difficult task, but we're here to help make it as easy as possible for you. At Brember Family Funerals, we understand the pain and difficulty you are experiencing. That is why we have put together this guide to help make the process a little bit easier for you.
We hope that you find the information contained in this guide helpful and that it provides some guidance during this difficult time. If you have any further questions or would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Brember Family Funerals offers a range of services for stillborn babies, including private funerals, public ceremonies as well as Burials and Cremations throughout Melbourne. We understand that every family is different and cultural beliefs play an important role in these difficult times.
Our services start from $695 ( inc GST - Cremation) and can be tailored to suit you as a family.
The way that you choose to say goodbye to your baby is completely up to you, whether you wish to have a private funeral service or with others in attendance to show their respects.
Holding a service in a Chapel or a Church, at their graveside or a private farewell, the most important thing to remember is that the service feels right for you and your family as well as respecting any cultural or traditions you wish to perform.
Organising a funeral for a stillborn baby can be a daunting task. Here are some tips to help you through it:
- Knowing if you would like to have a cremation or burial for your baby is something that is quite daunting, if you are unsure on what you would like to do speak with your Funeral
Director who will be able to answer any questions to help make this decision.
- We can assist with any type of service, whether you choose to hold a service in a chapel, church or graveside even if you choose not to hold an actual service - which is called a no service Burial or Cremation.
- If you decide on a burial there are choices available for a memorial plaque to be included with your choice of the grave, choosing a keepsake urn, or even deciding to scatter their ashes is another option that is available.
We have many years experience in providing services for stillborn babies and their families. We understand the importance of these ceremonies and we are here to help you every step of the way. There could also be the possibility of gaining some financial support from a beautiful Charity called Rebecca Jane Foundation, https://www.rjf.org.au/ your funeral director will reach out if required.
If you would like more information about organising a funeral for a stillborn baby, please contact us at bremberfamilyfunerals.com or call us on 0429 920 241.
We know what to do.