Grief Resources

Grief

Lactation after Perinatal, Neonatal, or Infant Loss

Grief Watch

As part of its mission to the bereaved, Grief Watch and its companion program, Perinatal Loss, publish books, video productions, ceramics and other helpful resources aimed at persons who have suffered loss.

Share Your Story

March of Dimes website that provides online support for parents who have suffered infant loss, prematurity or have had a child born with a birth defect.

Grief Speaks

Grief Speaks is an organization that provides tons of resources for bereaved parents, and also presentations and training to schools, hospitals, agencies and conferences on grief, loss and healthy coping.

October 15

The official site of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. The site offers support, education, and awareness for those who are suffering or may know someone who is suffering the loss of a infant, stillborn, ectopic pregnancy, or miscarriage.

Faces of Loss

Faces of Loss, Faces of Hope is a place for women to come together who have lost a child, to share stories and faces with others who may be looking for reassurance that they are not alone.

Mending Invisible Wings

A healing journal for mothers who have lost a baby

Online Class: Perinatal Loss Workshop-

Losing a Child in Pregnancy or the 1st year

Cradle of Wings

Music for those who have experienced the loss of a child and for the funeral

Journeys: Stories of Pregnancy After Loss

Journeys follows almost a dozen parents from their loss through their subsequent pregnancy. Each story is penned by the parent.

Sherokee Ilse

To help improve the care families receive during and after the death of their child or loved one of any age

The Compassionate Friends

The mission of The Compassionate Friends is to assist families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child of any age and to provide information to help others be supportive.

SHARE Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support.

SHARE is a not-for-profit nondenominational organization providing support to those whose lives are touched by the tragic death of a baby through early pregnancy loss, stillbirth or newborn death.

Alive Alone

Alive Alone is an organization for the education and charitable purposes to benefit bereaved parents, whose only child or all children are deceased, by providing a self-help network and publications to promote communication and healing, to assist in resolving their grief, and a means to reinvest their lives for a positive future.

A Place To Remember

Uplifting support materials and resources for those who have been touched by a crisis in pregnancy or the death of a baby.

Bereavement Magazine

A Magazine of Hope and Healing has been designed to be a "support group in print" - a friend who arrives in the mailbox six times each year.

Baby Loss

Information and support online for women and their partners who have experienced the loss of a baby

Baby Steps

A wonderful website filled with information and memorial opportunities

Bereaved Parents of the USA

A nationwide organization designed to aid and support bereaved parents and their families who are struggling to survive their grief after the death of a child.

Center for Loss in Multiple Births Healing Hearts - Bereaved Parents

Healing Hearts for Bereaved Parents is dedicated to providing grief support and services to parents who are suffering as the result of the loss of their child or children.

Maternal Grief

To comfort the sorrow of hearts grieving the loss of babies through infertility, miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death, and sudden infant death, and to offer on-going support as you find your way through

Operation Angel: A Miscarriage and Child Loss Ministry

A ministry to the many hundreds of women who have experienced the pain and trauma of a miscarriage, stillborn or neonatal death

Missing GRACE Foundation

serves to help families on their journey through pregnancy and infant loss, infertility and adoption

HelpGuide.org articles on Grief and Loss: Bereavement-Poems-Articles

Poems and articles for those suffering from grief and loss. Bereavement Poems and Articles covers a variety of topics to provide inspiration and comfort for the bereaved plus an online memorial tribute.

Grieving the loss of a child - ebook

Evolving Through Grief: A Mother's Guide to Healing After the Loss of Her Child.

Expert advice on helping friends and family cope with the loss of a baby

Expert advice on helping friends and family cope with the loss of a baby

Loss Doulas International

Locate a baby loss doula to help you through this difficult time or sign up to become a baby loss doula.

Hope Xchange

Coping with the grief of miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death can be one of the most difficult trials in a person's life, and one most of us are unprepared to face. Hope Xchange is here to offer you information, encouragement, support, and most of all hope.

Integrative Grief Therapy

Dr. Lyn Prashant, PhD, FT, is a certified grief counselor with over 24 years experience in the field. Her training in bereavement counseling and her knowledge of somatic health care practices has led her to develop a unique and successful approach to grief counseling called "degriefing".

Miscarriage

The House I Keep

A story of transformation during one woman's struggle to come to terms with the loss of her child.

Miscarriage Manual

A primary guide for parents who have experienced the death of a child through miscarriage, stillbirth or other perinatal loss.

Miscarriage Support

Miscarriage support and information resources

M.I.S.S.

An international nonprofit organization which provides immediate and ongoing support to grieving families

Forever Our Angels

A collection of personal stories told by the men and women who were dealt the blow of miscarriage.

Full Term Loss & Still Birth

Stillbirthday.com

If you are miscarrying or found out that your baby is not expected to survive past delivery, the website walks you through a path of informational links specific to your situation.

Born Still

Christian support for grieving parents

First Candle

Provides many resources on how to survive stillbirth and they also guide you with decisions you need to make during this difficult time.

SIDS

AIM

Angels in the Media is a letter writing campaign to draw awareness to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

First Candle/SIDS Alliance

Support for families experiencing the death of a baby or anyone seeking the latest, quality-assured information about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

American SIDS Institute

SIDS Q and A

SIDS Facts

Stillbirth Q and A

Stillbirth Facts

For Fathers & Grandfathers

Miscarriages Hurt Men Too

Men from around the world share their miscarriage stories and offer priceless advice to others.

Genetic Defects

A Trisomy 18 Journey

Addresses the issue of getting an "incompatible with life" prenatal diagnosis, deciding to carry to term, making decisions about what palliative care means for an infant, and grieving the loss of an infant. It includes trisomy 18, grief, and carrying-to-term resources.

Facebook Resources

Healing Hearts Baby Loss Comfort

A place for your sadness. A tribute to your loss. Comfort for your healing body. Join us for monthly live Facebook chats.

Love and Loss

a pregnancy, infant, and child loss support group and a community of people who have endured the pain of losing a child (or children), or who are family members or friends of those who have lost little ones. All are welcome here.

Born Into Glory Perinatal Loss Services

Stillborn and Miscarriage Doula Services, a member of stillbirthday.com

Angels Are Always Among Us - Support for Grieving & Bereaved Parents

Support for parents who have experienced a loss of a child due to miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death, SIDS or any other cause

Still Affected

Raising awareness for still births and providing support for those who grieve.

Unspoken Grief

Breaking the silence of miscarriage, stillbirth, and neonatal loss. Share your stories.

The MISS Foundation

Brona: A Memoir

Books

A Silent Sorrow: Pregnancy Loss by Perry-Lynn Moffitt

A Silent Sorrow has long been considered the "bible" for families seeking emotional and practical support after a pregnancy loss. Well organized, easily accessible, and filled with practical suggestions for each topic it covers, A Silent Sorrowis a positive first step for bereaved parents and their families, providing support and guidance to help resolve thegrief and enable them to look to the future with hope.

They Were Still Born: Personal Stories about Stillbirth by Janel Atlas

In 2006, Janel Atlas became one of those mothers who left the hospital with empty arms; her second daughter, Beatrice Dianne, was stillborn at 36 weeks. Reaching out for comfort, she realized a dire need shared by so many others like her, and so was born a collection of new essays by writers each sharing their firsthand experiences with stillbirth. Atlas includes selections not only from mothers but also fathers and grandparents, all of whom have intimate stories to share with readers. In addition, there are selections that answer many of the medical questions families have in the wake of a stillbirth and that offer the latest research on this devastating loss and how it might be prevented. Grieving parents will find in these pages the comfort of knowing they are not alone on this painful path, validation of their babies' lives, and guidance from those who have suffered this tragedy. In addition, They Were Still Born both inspires and shows readers how to honor and remember their own babies and stories of loss.

I Will Hold You In My Heart Forever - A Baby Book for Little Angels by Michelle Murray

The original baby book created in 1898 by C.R. Gibson celebrated one of life's most cherished moments, the birth of a new baby. Forever Heart Publishing is proud to announce the publication of a very special memory book dedicated to those babies whose lives have ended too soon. The book provides families who have suffered the loss of a baby whether through miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death, the opportunity to create a baby book tailored specifically to their own situation.

Empty Arms: Coping After Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Infant Death by Sherokee Ilse

Surviving the First Hours and Beyond Revised and updated! This classic book is one of the first given to newly bereaved parents to offer guidance in decision-making after their baby's death and to assist caregivers as they support families. Empty Arms encourages families to meet their babies and say hello before rushing to say goodbye. With compassion that comes from Sherokee and David's experience of having lived through the death of their son Brennan, the book offers guidance and practical suggestions for the decision-making at the time (including why and how one might see, hold, and memorialize one's baby) and over time (such as how to handle such times as anniversaries, holidays and the birth of other babies in the parents' close circle.)

After Finley by Mel Scott

In the UK alone, seventeen babies are stillborn or die shortly after birth every single day. But what does it feel like to lose a child you never really met? How do people cope with a loss like that? Shrouded by fear and taboo, the stories of these babies and their parents rarely if ever get heard. Speaking up loud and clear about her own son Finley and the challenging months following his birth, Mel Scott presents a warts-and-all account of life after the loss of a baby. Frank, insightful and moving, After Finley is an unexpectedly captivating book that gets right to the heart of the meaning of love.

Grief is... Mourning Sickness by Jan Luther

For immediate relief from the pain of grief. Whether you have lost a loved one, a family pet or your retirement funds, life brings loss and grief. In this insightful new book Jan Luther, EFT Master and Holistic Life Skills Coach, "walks with you" through the shock and confusion and helps you find answers, peace and clarity. Drawing upon the many losses from her own life, including the loss of her 22 year old son in 2006, Jan brings her gentle understanding and her graceful wisdom to bear as she empowers you with hope, patience and specific instructions for reassembling your life after loss.

All That is Seen and Unseen by Elizabeth Petrucelli

All That is Seen and Unseen takes you on a journey through the heartwrenching experience of losing a child in the first trimester. This loss is typically brushed aside and many women remain silent. They are often left to grieve alone due to society's opinion that a loss this early doesn't matter.

Comfort: A Journey Through Grief by Ann Hood

A moving and remarkable memoir about the sudden death of a daughter, surviving grief, and learning to love again. Ann Hood's 5 year old daughter Grace died suddenly from a virulent form of strep throat. Stunned and devastated, the family searched for comfort in a time when none seemed possible.

The Worst Loss: How Families Heal From the Loss of a Child by Barbara Rosof

The death of a child is like no other loss. The Worst Loss will help families who have experienced this to know what they are facing, understand what they are feeling, and appreciate their own needs and timetables.

Hannah's Gift by Maria Housden

Hannah's Gift tells the story of Hannah Catherine Martell, a young girl who was diagnosed with a Rhabdoid tumor of the kidney, a rare and aggressive form of cancer, at age two and died at age three. The author, Maria Housden, is Hannah's mother, and the book documents her struggle to come to terms with her daughter's sickness and inevitable death while making changes in her own life.

Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back by Todd Burpo and Lynn Vincent

The true story of the four-year old son of a small town Nebraska pastor who during emergency surgery slips from consciousness and enters heaven. He survives and begins talking about being able to look down and see the doctor operating and his dad praying in the waiting room. Colton said he met his miscarried sister, whom no one had told him about, and his great grandfather who died 30 years before Colton was born, then shared impossible-to-know details about each. He describes the horse that only Jesus could ride, about how "reaaally big" God and his chair are, and how the Holy Spirit "shoots down power" from heaven to help us.

Tear Soup: a recipe for healing after loss by Grief Watch

Grief Watch is a family story book that centers around an old and somewhat wise woman, Grandy. Grandy has just suffered a big loss in her life and so she is headed to the kitchen to make a special batch of Tear Soup. To season her soup Grandy adds memories like the good times and the bad times, the silly and the sad times. She does not want to forget even one precious memory of her loss.

Hope is Like the Sun by Lisa Church

Coping with miscarriage or infant death can be one of the most difficult trials in a person's life, and one most of us are unprepared to face. Follow the author and four of her friends as they navigate the difficult journey through pregnancy loss.