Who we are
Sands is a miscarriage, stillbirth and newborn death charity. Our volunteers operate across Australia, supporting anyone affected by the death of a baby; working to improve the care bereaved parents receive from healthcare professionals and breaking the silence and taboo of baby death in today's society. Sands volunteers offers a real sense of understanding and hope; they too have been through the devastating loss of a baby. An estimated one in four pregnancies (103,000) ends in miscarriage in Australia each year, while approximately 3,000 babies are either stillborn or die in the first 28 days after birth. Despite the fact that the death of a baby affects so many Australians, it remains a topic that is rarely spoken about in public.