The gentlebirth.org website is provided courtesy of
Ronnie Falcao, LM MS, a homebirth midwife in Mountain View, CA
Perinatal hospice: A
gift of time - If you are here because of a prenatal
diagnosis that indicates your baby likely will die before or after
birth, we are so sorry.
When a baby is
destined to die - Perinatal hospices support families with a
terminal prenatal diagnosis
Now I lay me down to sleep - Volunteer Infant Bereavement Photography - an organization of professional photographers, volunteering their time and services to parents experiencing an early infant loss. There are no fees to the parents for the services NILMDTS provides.
memorials for stillbirth, pregnancy loss, miscarriage and
loss of an infant - from labelledame.com
The also have an excellent set of Information
and Resources for Professional Caregivers.
HAND of the Peninsula - Helping After Neonatal Death, is a non-profit, volunteer group founded in the early 1980's to provide support and information to bereaved parents, their families and friends following a miscarriage, stillbirth, or newborn death. They are located in Northern California, (650) 367-6993. In an emergency, call the 24 Hour Crisis Line: (650) 579-0350, (888) 220-7575 (toll free)
HAND support group
meetings for Santa Clara take place the first and third Thursdays
of each month starting at 7:30pm in Los Gatos. 408-358-5640. 24
Hour Telephone Support: 1-888-908-HAND (1-888-908-4263) is staffed
by professionally trained support volunteers through Contact Cares
Please ask the counselor to leave a message for "HAND".
HAND - Helping After
Neonatal Death - Helping After Neonatal Death, is a
California non-profit 501(c)3 corporation, founded in 1981 to help
parents, their families and their healthcare.
No U-Turn at Mercy Street: A Memoir and Resource Guide for Grieving Parents by Chandrama Anderson, MA, MFT
Grieving guide covers both words that offer comfort, and
words, while well intentioned, that may be resented by or stifle
the grieving person or make the journey through grief more
difficult. Please copy and distribute as you wish.
Means Good-Bye blog
Mending Invisible Wings - Loss of a Baby: a journal by Shiloh Sophia McCloud
Art can access and express feeling in a uniquely healing way.
SHARE - Pregnancy and
Infant Loss Support Inc. - (800)-821-6819 - All information
packets, correspondence, and support is free of charge for
glow in the woods
- for parents of lost babies, including how
to help a friend through babyloss and how
to stop lactation when there is no baby and some discussion
Earth Mama Angel Baby -
What can you say to a woman who has suffered a miscarriage? How do
you comfort a woman who has endured a full-term pregnancy loss?
The subject can seem utterly unapproachable. Baby Loss Comfort was
created to help provide real physical support as well as emotional
comfort and resource information for women who have experienced
baby loss from miscarriage to stillbirth.
GRIEF LOSS RECOVERY
- Hope and Health Through Creative Grieving
October 15th - The Official
Site of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day
Healing Hearts Baby Loss
Loss from a Doula's Perspective - an
excellent article with an
extensive resource list.
Forever Our Angels
by Hannah Stone - includes about 17 non-fiction essays written as
1st-person accounts. Each of the essays is written by a real
person who has experienced a miscarriage. The book begins with an
an introduction by a doctor of psychiatry, as well as a preface by
the author Hannah Stone.
SilentGrief.com - Support
for all who have suffered miscarriage and later child loss
pregnancyloss.info - A
web site of information, hope and healing from pregnancy loss.
November 10, 2005 - The Beth Israel Medical Center Perinatal
Bereavement Program hosted "A
Time of Remembrance", a memorial program of music, words and
reflection for those who have experienced pregnancy or newborn
Guest Speaker: Dr. Joann Galst, Grief Counselor
Ruth Gabay, LCSW 212-844-8524
Joanne Rutland, LCSW 212-420-2977
the Bereaved Family by Jane Warland
Psychological Reactions by Frederick R. Jelovsek MD
A book that helped me was Motherhood
After Miscarriage by Kathleen Diamond; she's a doctor who
miscarried then birthed then miscarried 4-5 more times.
She's been thru the gamut.
A Trisomy 18 Journey -
Abigail Grace Wilsford - the site includes the story of a
baby who was diagnosed prenatally with Trisomy 18 (Edwards
Syndrome), who was carried to term, and who lived for 5 days. It
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 as well as personal stories and a grief
Waiting with Gabriel - A
Story of Cherishing a Baby’s Brief Life By Amy Kuebelbeck -
"a memoir about my son, who was diagnosed prenatally with
hypoplastic left heart syndrome. The book is an account of our
personal story, and it also addresses larger issues including the
limits of medicine; continuing a pregnancy despite a devastating
diagnosis; attitudes and practices regarding miscarriage,
stillbirth and infant death; and ultimately dying well."
Planned Homebirth of a Stillborn Baby
- Women who have experienced a fetal demise are most in need of
the tender care available at a homebirth. This article
explains some of the legal and practical complexities that most of
us would rather not think about. Please be advised that this
article is about California law - other states' laws may be very
12 Truths Regarding
Perinatal Loss - For Those Who Have Had Miscarriages from
Georgia Reproductive Specialists
The Child Bereavement Trust cares for bereaved parents and children by offering training and support to the professional.
offer some Useful Links
Hearts: How to Cope After a Miscarriage, Stillbirth or Newborn
Death and At a
Loss for Words: How to Help Those You Care for in a Miscarriage,
Stillbirth or Newborn Death by Paraclete Video Productions
Houston's Aid In Neonatal Death -
The H.A.N.D. Web Site. We are a Houston based pregnancy and
infant loss support group for parents whose babies have died any
time from conception through late infancy. Our mission is to help
parents cope with feelings of grief and isolation which accompany
the loss of a baby.
HAND , which stands for Helping After Neonatal Death, is a non-profit, volunteer group founded in the early 1980's to provide support and information to bereaved parents, their families and friends following a miscarriage, stillbirth, or newborn death. They are located in Northern California, -888-908-HAND or 1-408-995-6102.
They also have a good Resources list.
Information written for care providers about Support for
parents experiencing perinatal loss from the Canadian Pediatric Society
Wendell: A Family Remembered by Donnali Fifield "offers
reassurance, and a welcome measure of relief, for those who are
struggling to recover from a loss." [The first chapter is
available to be read online.]
Grieving and Healing by Holly
Richardson, CD, ICCE
Foundation and Institute for Perinatal Loss and Bereavement
The dimensions of grief are many: Shock, Guilt, Anger, Shame, Anxiety, Sadness, Longing, Loneliness, Helplessness, Yearning, Separation Pain, Reconciliation, and Depression. Do not chastise yourself for any of them.
A few ways to help you cope are:
to Pregnancy Loss Can Persist for Years  - No, there's
nothing wrong with you if you didn't "get over it" within a short
period of time.
Pregnancy and Pregnancy Loss
I Will Hold You In My Heart
Forever - A Baby Book for Little Angels - created by a
bereaved mother to support other parents who have lost a child
through their grief journey.
Gifts from Earth Mama Angel Baby
Loss Memorial Jewelry from labelledame.com
Company - we have carefully selected or custom designed a
meaningful collection of sympathy, bereavement and condolence gift
ideas with the hope of bringing comfort and remembrance to those
who are grieving.
The Grief Watch
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