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					                            Small Miracles is a landmark Australian
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               shared Australian stories of courage and hope

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                                                                                                                                           coping with infertility, miscarriage,
                            self-help book offering practical advice,
                          inspiration and comfort for anyone coping
                         with the loss of a baby through miscarriage,

                                                                                                                                                    stillbirth and premature birth
                          stillbirth or prematurity and related issues
                                         such as infertility.
We have a word, orphan, to describe someone who has lost their parents; but there’s no
word for parents who have lost their child. There is only grief. It is an unnamed, unspoken
                    tragedy that touches all families in some way.

Few of us realise that one in four pregnancies results in a loss; that the line between
immense heartbreak and the greatest possible joy is so thin. Staggeringly, over 70,000*

                                                                                                                                                                      Rachel Stanfield-Porter & The Bonnie Babes Foundation
       babies are lost every year due to miscarriage, stillbirth and prematurity.

Based on the grief counselling and support services offered by the Bonnie Babes
Foundation, Small Miracles contains the untold stories of the parents who do survive
the heartbreak of traumatic pregnancies, prematurity and the loss of a much-wanted
baby – with a foreword by Deborah Thomas (of the The Australian Women’s Weekly ) and
personal and heartfelt contributions from well-known Australians such as Adrienne Ryan,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Rachel Stanfield-Porter
Danielle and Robert Harvey, Lexy Hamilton-Smith, Dr. Cindy Pan, and Kirstie Marshall,                                                                                                                                              & The Bonnie Babes Foundation
                             as well as everyday Australians.

Coping with the loss of a baby and gaining the acceptance needed takes a small miracle.
This is a book of shared wisdom to help you and your family cope and remember, to
                         rebuild your life and restore your hopes.

            ‘1 in 4 babies needs a small miracle.’ **
                               The Bonnie Babes Foundation is a non-profit volunteer based charity

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                               established in 1994 for the health and well-being of families, including
                               women’s health prior to and during pregnancy, infertility issues, pregnancy
                               loss, babies born with serious illnesses and babies born prematurely.
                               Sadly, one in every four pregnancies ends in a loss from miscarriage,
                               stillbirth and neonatal loss. One in every ten babies is born prematurely.
                               All proceeds the Foundation raises are for vital medical research projects,
                               medical equipment and for our 24-hour, 7 days per week family counselling
                               services. We help over 17,000 families every year.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              coping with infertility, miscarriage,
                               Contact us on 1300 266 643 or visit us at                                                                                                                                                  stillbirth and premature birth
Rachel Stanfield-Porter has known both the grief and the joy of starting a family -
she has had four children. Sadly, though, she lost her first two boys to stillbirth and
miscarriage. Struck by the fragility of life, and galvanised by her previous tragedies
                                                                                                                Cover Design by Caz Hoad
                                                                                                                 of Triad Communications

and the lack of support available, she founded The Bonnie Babes Foundation.
Fifteen years later, The Bonnie Babes Foundation is now Australia’s leading
grief-counselling service that families turn to after the loss of a baby.

                                * Based on 2008 Australian Bureau of Statistics figures
                                ** Based on 2008 Medical Journal of Australia figures

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