Resources for Mothers and Families of Pregnancy and Infant Loss

(List updated 6/2/2018)

 

Empty Cradle
emptycradle.org

Non-profit organization that offers monthly regional support groups, phone support, and memory boxes.

 

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep
nowilaymedowntosleep.org

Offers no-fee remembrance photography.

 

Still Standing
stillstandingmag.com

Online magazine offering support and articles related to child loss and infertility.

 

Molly Bears
mollybears.org

Creates custom-designed teddy bears weighted the same as your baby.

 

Comfort Cub
thecomfortcub.org

Offers weighted teddy bears that are proven therapeutic for trauma and loss.

 

Return to Zero
rtzcenter.org

Offers support, retreats, and provides resources for parents, friends, and providers.

 

Mommies Enduring Neonatal Death
MEND.org

Offers online support and regional support groups in select states.

 

Grieve Out Loud
grieveoutloud.org

Offers bereavement care for families going through pregnancy and infant loss as well as a pen pal program to connect with other loss parents.  Also offers a private Facebook group.

 

Share
nationalshare.org

Offers support groups, phone support, and grief resource packets.

 

Maple Leaf Counseling
mapleleafcounseling.com

Specialized therapist for pregnancy and infant loss.  Offers recommended books.

 

March of Dimes
marchofdimes.org
marchofdimes.org/non-use/bereavement-kit-form.aspx

Offers a grief booklet.  National non-profit supporting research and care for premature babies.

 

Faith’s Lodge
faithslodge.org

Healing retreats in NW Wisconsin.  Offers a serene getaway to reflect and connect with other bereaved parents. 

 

Star Legacy Foundation
starlegacyfoundation.org

Offers support for families of pregnancy loss and neonatal death.  Offers Certified Grief Counselors by phone at (952) 715-7731 ext. 1.

 

 

Recommended Instagram accounts:

 

@ihadamiscarriage
instagram.com/ihadamiscarriage/

Dr. Jessica Zucker, psychologist specializing in women’s reproductive and maternal mental health.

 

@zoeadelle
instagram.com/zoeadelle/

Zoe Clark-Coates, author of Saying Goodbye, a book on baby loss and support through grief.

 

 

National Suicide Hotline

1-800-273-8255

 

 

“Never compare the severity of your loss to someone else’s.  No matter how early or late, your baby mattered and will be missed.”

--- Sara Peterson, Owner, Invisibaby™