'Leaving the hospital without your baby is the hardest thing you will ever do in your life."
'Your world stops turning."
These are some of the devastating comments made by the parents of stillborn children in a powerful new video from Stillbirth Foundation Australia.
The video features the Foundation's Ambassadors telling their personal stories of loss and highlights the tragedy of stillbirth, which impacts six families every day in Australia.
Foundation General Manager, Victoria Bowring said the video is a heartbreaking and important account of an event experienced by too many Australian families.
'This video is a tragic, but vital display of what it means to have a stillbirth," said Bowring.
'I challenge anyone to look at this and then argue we don't need more funding into stillbirth research, or more education for parents about what can be done to reduce your chances of stillbirth.
'Six families every day in Australia go through the devastating experience that our Stillbirth Ambassadors have been through and this has to change.
'Our hope is that this video sends a powerful message to people about the prevalence of stillbirth and informs people what families go through.
'Only by drawing attention to this public health crisis, can we make a difference."
Stillbirth Foundation Australia thanks Ambassadors Bree and Evan, Lauren and Shane and Cassie and Ryan for their efforts to raise awareness about stillbirth and drive positive change for families.
The Foundation also acknowledges their beautiful children Archie, Landon and Dex.
To find out about stillbirth and donate: stillbirthfoundation.org.au
Almost all research into stillbirth is directed through Stillbirth Foundation Australia from people who have experienced its devastating loss. In the past seven years we have invested $1 million dollars into successful projects such as iSAIL at the RPA Hospital. The Foundation is now calling for more government and corporate investment so we can fund more research into prevention, and more campaigns to let parents of unborn babies know what they can do to reduce the risk.
To donate, go to https://stillbirthfoundation.org.au/donate/