If you have lost a pregnancy, infant, or child for any reason, my heart flies out to you. I began this collection of resources out of my own grief for my two lost pregnancies, so it is tilted toward pregnancy loss, but I will be adding more general grief and loss sites soon. These were sites that in some way helped me, either with a suggestion, or information, or a symbolic action that enabled me to work through some of my grief. I hope you find something that helps in some small way.
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Pen Parents International Support Network for Grieving Parents - website, newsletter, pen-pals
IRIS: Infants Remembered in Silence, Inc. - Offering parents, families, friends and professionals support, education and resources on the death of a child in early pregnancy (miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy etc.), or from premature birth, stillbirth, neo-natal death, birth defects, sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), illness and all other types of infant and early childhood death.
Unspeakable Losses - Why are Americans Afraid to Talk about their Lost Pregnancies?
Hygeia - An online journal about pregnancy, infant, and child loss
The Feelings of the Fathers
Pregnancy And Infant Death Grief Resources at Growth House
Honored Babies is a site offering support and resources to women who have experienced the death of their babies to miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, pregnancy termination, stillbirth, neonatal death, and/or infant death.
Free Pregnancy and Infant Loss Materials from the March of Dimes
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support at Over the Rainbow
Heavenly Angels in Need is a religiously motivated support site that gives memory boxes free to grieving families and makes burial garments for baby whom passed away. Take a look.
A Place to Remember offers uplifting support materials for those who have been touched by a crisis in pregnancy or the death of a baby.
EriChad Grief Resources.
Click here for Books on Pregnancy Loss and Bereavement
A Trisomy 18 Journey - 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, 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 journal.