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Infant Loss Resources

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.  

 

Support Groups 

 M.E.N.D.: Mommies Enduring Neonatal Death 

“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.” 

 

Center for Loss in Multiple Birth (CLIMB) 

Parents throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and beyond who have experienced the death of one or more, both or all of our twins or higher multiples at any time from conception through birth, infancy and childhood. 

 

Infants Remembered In Silence (IRIS) 

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 

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. 

 

Miss Foundation 

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 

 

Perinatal Hospice and Palliative Care 

Offers expectant parents and family members support and grief counseling throughout the mother’s pregnancy and the birth and death of the baby. 

 

Project Sweet Peas  

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.  

 

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Network 

Reaches out to families who have lost a baby to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. 

 

Advocacy Groups 

American Pregnancy Assocation (APA) 

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. 

 

First Candle 

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. 

 

Remembering Our Babies 

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. 

 

Informational resources 

Churchill Insurance 

Coping with death and grief – The bereavement process explained  

 

Grieve Out Loud 

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Q&As. Multiple support options. 

 

Maryville University – Postpartum Resources 

Maryville University information about Postpartum Depression – Information about the causes, symptoms, and treatments of postpartum depression. 

 

Further Resources  

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. 

 

Baby Steps 

Resource center for parents and children who have lost a child or sibling. 

 

BirthWaves 

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. 

 

Memory Jar 

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 

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 

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. 

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