There is no simple answer as to what to say or do for someone who is bereaved, as each person has his or her own way of grieving and may have different needs. To be able to help, you must listen carefully to that person and take it from there. Often just being there, to listen to and reflect with the grieving mother / father / carer, talking about the one(s) that have died, or are expected to die, is the most valuable thing anyone can do.
In addition to the articles below, please refer to additional bereavement support services in AMBA community resources.
Grief is such a personal experience and for many couples, after the death of one of their singleton children or one or more of their multiple birth children, it is often difficult for them to understand why they are unable to help each other through this most difficult time.