CHRISTMAS can be a really tough time for many, especially those who have lost their babies.
Four Wagga women, who have each experienced still births, formed a support group in May 2018.
Bloss Riverina held a barbecue today to acknowledge lost babies and recognise those who have supported them throughout the year.
"This is a tough time of the year ... we're here for them," said co-founder Megan Gaffney.
Mrs Gaffney lost a child at birth nine years ago and knows all too well how hard it can be.
"It's the worst, I think there's really no words to describe it," she said.
"You have this whole life planned, in our case it was nine months and others get to 20 weeks ... and then all of a sudden [it's gone]."
Co-founder Anna McRorie said the pain is "indescribable" and the women founded the group after realising their was a gap in the services.
"We all got together as we saw the need for it in the area and that there was a lack of that peer support and the connection from the hospital and the rest of the services," she said.
"It's indescribable really, you can't imagine it. Instead you're planning a funeral.
"It's that relief that you're not alone and it's not just me and there's other people that understand and are going through the same thing."
The support group holds events throughout the year, such as a remembrance walk in October, and smaller coffee catch ups.
Ms McRorie said it is not just people who have lost their babies recently that are part of the group.
"There's also people that have lost their babies 20 years ago, who never had the chance to do anything or it wasn't talked about," she said.
"It's nice to have an event that is specifically around remembering your baby at Christmas time.
"I know we do lots of other things and our babies are always there, but it's nice to be able to do something that is specifically in their memory and where they're at the forefront."
Ms McRorie has had one child since she lost her baby and Mrs Gaffney has gone on to have three children.
"We have up to 60 people in our private group online, but when people to come to our events, like the walk, there's just so many people," Mrs Gaffney said.
"Last year, we had people come from Canberra and Griffith, just because they felt that connection."