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TLC Pregnancy & Infant Loss Australia

TLC Pregnancy & Infant Loss Australia

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TLC Pregnancy and Infant Loss Australia is an Australia wide support program for bereaved parents who suffer the loss of their baby or babies to miscarriage, stillbirth, termination of pregnancy for foetal abnormality and neonatal death.

TLC donates traditional Teddy Bears to bereaved parents, in the hope the bear may help to ease the pain of leaving the hospital with such aching empty arms. We hope to provide parents with the comfort of knowing they are not alone right from the beginning, and offer significant ongoing support & understanding.

The TLC program is the original bear giving program in Australia established 26th October 2002 in Adelaide. TLC operates in every state of Australia with the program represented in almost every maternity hospital across the country. TLC is leading the way in providing support, guidance and comfort to bereaved parents, their families and friends.

The TLC program provides a range of support services including: 

Ongoing professional counselling

Free professional telephone counselling 

Free call 1800 bereavement support line


  • TLC Resource Pack

  • Online bereavement support

  • Home and Hospital visits

  • Group support meetings

  • Online support groups

  • National Grief & Loss library

  • Pregnancy & infant loss resources

  • An Australia wide newspaper

  • Australia wide support through our Parent to Parent Network

We hope our website is a valuable, supportive resource for you. 

Please know you are always welcome to contact us to talk with someone who understands and cares.


Head Office: P.O. Box 7176 West Lakes, SA, 5021Website:

Ph: 1800 824 240 Free Call Bereavement Support

Trudi Penrose-Starr Dip Prof Couns (Grief &Loss)TLC Co Founder /DirectorEmail: 0413 706 Mobile: 0411 225 342


Jaylee Cooper Managing DirectorEmail:  

Providing support and understanding to bereaved families throughout Australia who have experienced the loss of their baby at any gestation  


 *Please note TLC is not associated with any other Teddy Bear giving program operating in any state of Australia. TLC is the original bear giving program. 

1800 824240

PO Box 7176 West Lakes SA 5021 South Australia Australia


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