Losing an infant, stillbirth, and miscarriage can all be incredibly traumatic experiences. Often, it can be hard to find the support you want and need and relying on family can be difficult as well. Below are some resources and organizations that provide services to support, advocate, inform and more to those experiencing infant loss.
“M.E.N.D. is a Christian, non-profit organization that reaches out to families who have suffered the loss of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, or early infant death. We publish free bi-monthly magazines, hold commemorative ceremonies, and host a variety of support groups throughout the nation. M.E.N.D. is a place for families to connect, share their unique story of loss, and learn to live life without your precious baby. Together we are breaking down the barriers associated with the isolation and sadness of pregnancy and infant loss as we strive to turn our children’s lives into legacies.”
Meets the unique needs of parents who have experienced the death of a child. Offers education and resources to families, friends, and professionals.
Journey of Hearts was designed to be a Healing Place with resources and support to help those in the grief process following a loss or a significant life change.
Mothers In Sympathy and Support (MISS) is dedicated to supporting parents one to one after the death of an infant or young child. Referrals to peer contacts and ancillary organizations are offered
Offers expectant parents and family members support and grief counseling throughout the mother’s pregnancy and the birth and death of the baby.
A non-profit organization run by volunteers across the country, who through personal experience have become passionate about providing comfort to families with children in the intensive care units and to those who have experienced pregnancy and infant loss.
Rachel’s Gift offers support groups led by caring, qualified counselors and social workers with years of experience to help moms and families move toward healing.
Reaches out to families who have lost a baby to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.
Offers a toll-free education and support phone line to assist women and families facing pregnancy loss. APA also provides education services for infertility, pregnancy health, and pregnancy complications.
Promotes infant health and survival during the prenatal period through two years of age. They do this through advocacy, education and research. SIDS and other infant death bereavement services are also part of their mission.
Works with local, state and National leaders to obtain a National Day of Remembrance recognizing the need for community education and awareness when a family loses a baby to miscarriage, stillbirth, or neonatal death.
The mission of Three Little Birds is to provide immediate and long-term advocacy and support to families experiencing the devastating loss of a pregnancy or baby. Three Little Birds connects with the medical community, families, researchers and other advocacy groups to educate people on pregnancy and infant loss and the associated grief, as well as support efforts in the research and prevention of such tragedies.
Coping with death and grief – The bereavement process explained
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Q&As. Multiple support options.
Maryville University information about Postpartum Depression – Information about the causes, symptoms, and treatments of postpartum depression.
A Memory Grows
A Memory Grows is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that serves as an outreach to grieving parents, and as a resource to hospitals, clinics, hospice groups, churches and other nonprofit organizations.
Resource center for parents and children who have lost a child or sibling.
BirthWaves is a non-profit organization that provides doula services to families who experience pregnancy and infant losses. We are not doctors, nurses or counselors. We are trained and certified agency of doulas who are specialized in offering bereavement support to families of babies and small children.
A unique and free resource devoted to helping you memorialize and remember your loved one. Sharing and collecting your memories is important in the healing process — both for you and others who have loved them. It is something tangible that you can hold on to; something to look at or go to when you want to remember.
Missing GRACE Foundation is a national nonprofit organization that provides education and bereavement materials for Professional Care Providers as well as resources and support for families that have experienced a pregnancy loss, infant loss, infertility or adoption. The heart of the mission of G.R.A.C.E. is helping families Grieve, Restore, Arise, Commemorate and Educate.
Twinless Twins Support Group, International (TTSGI) exists to provide a safe and compassionate community for twinless twins to experience healing and understanding. We provide support for twins and other multiples who have lost their twin due to death or estrangement at any age.