A pregnancy ended by miscarriage or stillbirth can be physically and emotionally distressing to couples. Due to the sudden and unexpected nature of pregnancy loss, the process of grieving and coping with loss among bereaved couples is ambiguous. Couples tend to conceal their sadness as such kind of experience is seldom acknowledged by the community.
As funded by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, a project called Jockey Club Perinatal Bereavement Care has been started since January 2022. The project is jointly collaborated by the Department of Social Work and Social Administration of the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Young Women’s Christian Association Family Wellness Centre and Caritas-Hong Kong Grace Port-Caritas Miscarriage Support Centre. The Project envisions to develop a seamless integrated care for the bereaved couples from hospitals to the community with online and in-person support, aims to render holistic psychosocial support for bereaved couples to go through the grief over pregnancy loss. The Project includes public education on reproductive health, information provision and remembrance set for funeral arrangement, individual and couple counselling, sex counselling and therapy, psychosocial support groups and expressive arts programmes. Competence training and e-learning material for health and social care professionals will also be provided.
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May the community come together to create an environment of mutual understanding and love for angel babies and their parents. Wish we could break the silence and pass along our love together!