Quebec's Association of Parents going through Infant Loss and Grief
Parents across Quebec are grieving after the death of their baby. If you are in this situation, do not be left alone.
What is Infant Loss and its Grief?
The pregnancy or infant loss refers to the death of a baby that occurs during the course of the pregnancy, in baby birth or during the first year of life. The pregnancy or infant grief makes reference to the mourning lived by these parents at the time of passing of their baby.
Parents Orphelins has chosen to represent all parents who experience a pregnancy or infant loss, regardless of the period when their baby died. In this instance, Parents Orphelins believes that anyone who has lived a pregnancy which resulted in the loss of a baby, before the age of one, can indeed experience pregnancy or infant grief.
In other words, we believe that the sorrow is not measured by the number of weeks of pregnancy or the weeks of life of the baby but by the magnitude of the dream that the parents carried in them and also by the intensity of the feeling of already being parents.
Parents Orphelins has chosen to represent all parents who experience a pregnancy and infant loss, regardless of the period when their baby died.
Parents Orphelins, the Québec Association of parents grieving from pregnancy and infant loss, is a non-profit organization that was established June 10, 2008 and was registered in September 2008.
Parents Orphelins Association represents all the parents who experience a pregnancy and infant grief, that is to say, anyone who had a pregnancy that ended in the death of a baby, which occurred during pregnancy, during birth or in the first year of life.
Administered by and for parents grieving from pregnancy and infant loss, the mission of Parents Orphelins is to bring together parents going through pregnancy and infant grief, residing in Québec, so they can help each other while enjoying complementary services to those found in health care services. Become strenght is in numbers, Sign up to become a member
Il y a 10 ans, 4 mamans se mobilisaient pour mettre sur pied un OSBL par et pour les parents vivant le deuil de leur bébé. De cette amitié et du désir d’offrir aux parents endeuillés ce qui leur avait tant manqué, est née Parents Orphelins, l’Association québécoise des parents vivant un deuil périnatal. En
For the past 10 years, the quebec association Parents Orphelins has been able to help parents who have suffered a loss of baby during pregnancy or soon after. During these past years, we have been dedicated to our mission of offering support for families during this difficult period. Mainly, to limit feelings of isolation that
On Sunday May 26th, during our annual general assembly for “Parent Orphelin”, a new board of administrators was elected. These seven new members are motivated and devoted to the organization of activities related to raising awareness and providing support for the cause. Three of these members were the original founders of the organization: Julie Buisson,
Why support Parents Orphelins?
Every day in Québec, parents loose a baby during pregnancy or shortly after birth. It is estimated that nearly 23,000 Québec families are affected by the death of a baby every year. Parents Orphelins, the Québec Association of parents grieving from pregnancy and infant loss, is a nonprofit organization founded in 2008 recognized as a charitable organization with the primary mission of offering services “by and for” parents who experience a pregnancy and infant grief. Parents Orphelins has the objective to help other parents through this difficult ordeal.
Parents Orphelins has helped us so much through the process and to go over this obligatory passage of our life.
Surrounded by bereaved parents like us, we feel understood. It does us a lot of good.
When our son died, it was the coffee talks that kept me going. Today, I get involved with the Association