Bear Giving Program
Pregnancy Loss Australia is the original bear giving program in Australia founded in Adelaide in 2002. It is a special gift from one bereaved family to another, something to hold onto before they have to leave the hospital with such empty arms. Family's welcomed and embraced the gesture by giving bears back to other family's about to travel this journey.
The bear giving is the basis of the support program by connecting with bereaved families right at the very beginning and offering ongoing support. We have been operating in every state of Australia since 2004.
If you were not offered a care pack in the hospital please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org
We are excited to introduce our latest bear “ Forever Bear” named by our families who voted on the special name to reflect the love and remembrance of our babies forever.
We have named our personalised bear… Ruby… after the October planetary gemstone. We wanted a name that reflects October Pregnancy Loss Month and felt it was even more significant that the The program started in October. We will be launching the new Ruby bear in line with our 2011 Field of Angels Appeal.
We are very pleased to introduce our brilliant "JOURNEY BEAR" Named in honour of the journey we take when we suffer the loss of our babys.
Health Care Professionals
The PLA bears are offered free of charge to every maternity hospital throughout Australia, please contact us to arrange your care packages to be supplied to you.
It is our aim to meet bereaved families needs at all times and so the bear giving program has grown and expanded beyond the bear giving, into being a complete care package provided to bereaved families across Australia.
The Care Package is offered to all families who have experienced the loss of their baby during pregnancy or birth including miscarriage, stillbirth, termination for feotal abnormality or neo natal death. We also provide our Early Loss Care Packages for when mothers are not able to give birth to their baby's.
Above left: PLA Care Pack Above right: Early Loss Care Pack