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Grief Resources

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Grief Resources and Websites

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.

First Candle

No matter how deep your grief and how great your pain, remember that you are not alone. First Candle, along with others who have traveled this road before you, can help you through this difficult time. We can guide you through the grieving process and empower you to help other families facing the same tragedy. For Immediate Grief Support, Call 1-800-221-7437. Counselors are available 24/7.

The Fletcher Foundation

The Fletcher Foundation’s mission is to provide families with helpful resources to aid in emotional and spiritual recovery after a miscarriage or stillbirth. We will also provide financial assistance to those enduring financial burdens due to the loss of a child.

Healthy Birth Day

Dedicated to the prevention of stillbirth and infant death through education, advocacy, and support.

Loss Doulas International

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

March of Dimes - 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.

M.I.S.S Foundation

An international community of compassion and hope for grieving families. MISS provides immediate and ongoing support to grieving families as well as training and referrals for certified Compassionate Bereavement Care Providers.

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep

A nonprofit that provides remembrance photography for families facing infant death.

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.

Pregnancy after Loss Support

Pregnancy After Loss Support is a community support resource for women experiencing the confusing and conflicting emotions of grief mixed with joy during the journey through pregnancy after loss. We seek to help expectant mamas celebrate their current pregnancy by choosing hope over fear while still nurturing and honoring the grief over the loss of their deceased child.

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.

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.

The TEARS Foundation

The TEARS Foundation compassionately assists newly bereaved families who have lost an infant by providing financial support for funeral expenses and emotional support services.

 

Grief Books

35 Ways to Help a Grieving Child by Dougy Center Staff

A Loss Misunderstood: Healing Your Grieving Heart After Miscarriage by Jaclyn Pieris

A Silent Sorrow: Pregnancy Loss-Guidance and Support for You and Your Family by Perry-Lynn Moffitt

All That is Seen and Unseen: A Journey Through a First Trimester Miscarriage by Elizabeth Petrucelli

Awakening from Grief: Finding the Way Back to Joy by John E. Welshons

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

Guiding Your Child Through Grief by James P. Emswiler and Mary Ann Emswiler

Hope is Like the Sun; Finding Hope and Healing After Miscarriage, Stillbirth or Infant Death by Lisa Church

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

Too Soon a Memory: A Guide for Parents Suffering a Miscarriage by R.N. and Pat Schwiebert

Children’s Books

After a Death: An Activity Book for Children by Amy Barrett Lindholm

After the Funeral by Jane Loretta Winsch

Angel With the Golden Glow: A Family’s Journey Through Loss and Healing by Elissa Al-Chokhachy

I Miss You: A First Look at Death by Pat Thomas

No New Baby: For Siblings Who Have a Baby Brother or Sister Die Before Birth by Marilyn Gryte

Sad Isn’t Bad: A Good-Grief Guidebook for Kids Dealing with Loss by R.W. Alley

Tear Soup: A Recipe for Healing After Loss by Pat Schwiebert and Chuck DeKlyen

The Fall of Freddie the Leaf: A Story of Life for All Ages by Leo F. Buscaglia

The Gift of Memory: A Keepsake to Commemorate the Loss of a Loved One by Marianne Richmond

The Saddest Time by Norma Simon

What’s Heaven by Maria Shriver

When Bad Things Happen: A Guide to Help Kids Cope by R. W. Alley

Where’s Our Baby? by Valerie Oldfield