General Baby Loss

Resources - General Baby LossSpecial Dates to Remember

October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

Stillbirth Remembrance Day

International Bereaved Mother’s Day

International Bereaved Father’s Day

August 19th – Day of Hope

Compassionate Friends Worldwide Cande Lighting

Things to Participate In

Beryl Ayn Young’s Illuminate Online Photography Class

Capture Your Grief Photography Project

Remembering Together Christmas Ornament Swap

October 15th Beach Prayer Flag Project

Walking With You
Pen-Pal Program

Your Local Walk to Remember or Candelighting Service 

Emotional Healing

Guided meditation for birth healing for women who have had difficult birthing experiences
Helping Yourself Heal When Your Child Dies

Other Recommended Resources

Alive Alone – organization that publishes a bimonthly newsletter for bereaved parents now childless and networks parents with no surviving children
Anchored By Hope – online bible study and Christian support ministry for those suffering from pregnancy and infant loss
Baby Center’s Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Infant Loss Support Group
Baby Loss Directory – a list of blogs encompassing all types of losses
Bereaved Parents of the USA – offers support, understanding, compassion and hope to the newly bereaved
Carly Marie Project Heal: many resources touching on all aspects of healing after a loss.
Faces Of Loss: One of the most comprehensive resources for pregnancy and infant loss including a place to tell your story of Loss or story of Hope.
First Candle – national organization dedicated to safe pregnancies and babies thru the first year of life, helps grieving parents
Glow in the Woods – support for parents of lost babies
Griefshare – Subscribe to “A Season of Grief,” our free daily email messages designed to encourage you. You’ll receive 365 uplifting messages that will help guide you through the healing process.
Grieve Out Loud
Growing Through Affliction – encouragement, articles, scriptures to help in grieving
Healing Hearts for Bereaved Parents – grief support and services to parents who are suffering the death of their child
Healing Hearts Baby Loss Comfort – support and resources, free e-cards
Heartstrings Support – group and one-to-one support for those with similar losses, subsequent pregnancy support
Honoring Our Angels – honoring your baby through service and connection, posts about grief
Journey Through Grief – learn about grief and processing it
March of Dimes – information about handling grief and loss
Mason’s Cause: A collection of website, blog, and article links provides parents, friends and family with the answers they need NOW.  Their Surviving Tragedy page has information for immediately after the death.  Their Hope & Healing section provides everyone with information to help them overcome grief with special subpages for parents, fathers, friends,grandparents, siblings.
M.E.N.D. – support group for families
MISS Foundation – immediate and ongoing support for grieving families
Now I Sleep – album of original solo piano music for families who mourn the loss of a baby.
Our Hope Place – a meeting place for those who have experienced miscarriage or infant loss
Patches the Bear – a little bear who visits babylost families to patch up their broken hearts
PILARI – support those affected by pregnancy and infant loss and raise awareness
Pray Date – a place where angel mommies come and share their thoughts on scripture
Pregnancy Loss Info
Remembering Our Babies (October 15th) – provides support, awareness, and education, special day to remember all babies lost
Rowan Tree Foundation – provides ongoing support and resources for families who are coping with the devastating loss of a much-loved child
Share Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support – support for parents and professionals dealing with pregnancy and infant loss
Silent Grief – support for the loss of a child.  Also receive weekly email support.
Stepping Stones – a place for help and to share ideas for those who have lost a child
Still Standing Online Magazine
still life 365 – art by those affected by babyloss
Stirrup Queen’s Blogroll – a list of blogs about infertility and loss
Sufficient Grace Ministries – support and materials for grieving families
Sunshine After The Storm – A Guide for bereaved mothers
The Compassionate Friends – resources and support for grieving families
The Dead Baby Club – resource blog for those parents who have lost a baby
The Star Legacy Foundation – dedicated to stillbirth research and education
Tiny Handprints – comfort to those affected by a devastating loss to SIDS or SUID through educational resources, grief support, community, and prayer
Voices for the Loss – support community for the loss of your baby
Whispered Support – practical and emotional support after loss
With Sympathy Gifts – Free download of Grief 101 and other resources
I Am A Mother to an Angel

Other Resource Sites & Forums

Miscarriage Matters: Lots of resources online, a forum, and be connected with a Women of Empowerment team member for one-on-one support from a woman with a similar type of loss.
March of Dimes – The March of Dimes miscarriage information page.

Miscarriage Support Forum – A website devoted to support for parents who have lost a child through miscarriage.  Includes a discussion forum, helpful information about grief, and suggested reading.
Miscarriage Support Auckland Inc.– A support organization that offers resources, advice, and support.

Recurrent Pregnancy Loss Information
Miscarriage Support.Org  – A message board/forum offering support following a miscarriage.

Miscarriage Association – A U.K. based organization offering resources and support for parents following a miscarriage, ectopic or molar pregnancy.
The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust – Resources, support and information for parents following an ectopic pregnancy.

Baby Center’s Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Infant Loss Support Group
Baby Loss Directory – a list of blogs encompassing all types of losses
Bereaved Parents of the USA – offers support, understanding, compassion and hope to the newly bereaved
First Candle – national organization dedicated to safe pregnancies and babies thru the first year of life, helps grieving parents
Glow in the Woods – support for parents of lost babies
Griefshare – Subscribe to “A Season of Grief,” our free daily email messages designed to encourage you. You’ll receive 365 uplifting messages that will help guide you through the healing process.
Grieve Out Loud
Growing Through Affliction – encouragement, articles, scriptures to help in grieving
Healing Hearts for Bereaved Parents – grief support and services to parents who are suffering the death of their child
Healing Hearts Baby Loss Comfort – support and resources, free e-cards
Heartstrings Support – group and one-to-one support for those with similar losses, subsequent pregnancy support
Honoring Our Angels – honoring your baby through service and connection, posts about grief
Journey Through Grief – learn about grief and processing it
March of Dimes – information about handling grief and loss
Mason’s Cause: A collection of website, blog, and article links provides parents, friends and family with the answers they need NOW.  Their Surviving Tragedy page has information for immediately after the death.  Their Hope & Healing section provides everyone with information to help them overcome grief with special subpages for parents, fathers, friends,grandparents, siblings.
M.E.N.D. – support group for families
MISS Foundation – immediate and ongoing support for grieving families
Now I Sleep – album of original solo piano music for families who mourn the loss of a baby.
Our Hope Place – a meeting place for those who have experienced miscarriage or infant loss
Patches the Bear – a little bear who visits babylost families to patch up their broken hearts
PILARI – support those affected by pregnancy and infant loss and raise awareness
Pray Date – a place where angel mommies come and share their thoughts on scripture
Pregnancy Loss Info

Remembering Our Babies (October 15th) – provides support, awareness, and education, special day to remember all babies lost
Rowan Tree Foundation – provides ongoing support and resources for families who are coping with the devastating loss of a much-loved child
Share Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support – support for parents and professionals dealing with pregnancy and infant loss
Silent Grief – support for the loss of a child.  Also receive weekly email support.
Stepping Stones – a place for help and to share ideas for those who have lost a child
still life 365 – art by those affected by babyloss
Stirrup Queen’s Blogroll – a list of blogs about infertility and loss
Sufficient Grace Ministries – support and materials for grieving families
The Compassionate Friends – resources and support for grieving families
The Dead Baby Club – resource blog for those parents who have lost a baby
The Star Legacy Foundation – dedicated to stillbirth research and education
Tiny Handprints – comfort to those affected by a devastating loss to SIDS or SUID through educational resources, grief support, community, and prayer
Voices for the Loss – support community for the loss of your baby
Whispered Support – practical and emotional support after loss

Memorial Keepsakes

1st Frame – Personalized picture frames
A Lacy Creation –  An idea to save memories from flowers. They dehydrate the flower petals – crush into a powder – mix with other ingredients to form a clay.  Each bead is hand-rolled to the desired size and after a drying period made into various items/products. The color of the flowers determine the color of the beads. Flowers can be given to us fresh or already dried.

Angel Bracelets – personalized bracelets to remember your child

Angels for Hope – a free crocheted angel for those in need of hope
A Place To Remember – books, cards, memory boxes, ornaments, jewelry, clothing, certificates, baby books
Audrey’s Little Light – customized memorial scrapbook candles
Aurelia Rose Inc. – free personalized video that captures your journey with your child
Baby and Infant Loss Memorial Keepsakes: memorial frames, Memorial cards & annoucements, Sympathy cards, Baby angelversary cards, Baby memorial books.
Baby Angel Pics – photo restoration for your baby’s pics
Beyond Words Designs – words describing your child painted on a canvas and more
Casting Keepsakes – belly casts, clay kits, 3D molds, shadowboxes, ink
Engraved Euniques – engraved tiles and more
Faces of Loss
Garden Angel Art Works – Stepping stones, glass photo tiles
Glory Babies A to Z – memorial jewelry where purchases go towards creating a personalized necklace for parents who have suffered the loss of a child.
Hanami Prints – purchase memorial jewelry, candles, keepsake boxes, loss birth announcements, Christmas ornaments, charcoal prints.
Fran’s Candles
Heavenly Angels In Need – memory boxes, caskets, burial garments, hats/booties
Heaven’s Gain – caskets for miscarriage/early stillbirth
Heaven’s Gain Memorials – memorial gifts and keepsakes, books of condolence and memory books
Imprint On My Heart – fine fingerprint jewelry
In Our Hearts Photo Pendants – a pendant of wood or glass created to remember your child
Jules Jewelry – variety of jewelry
Just A Cloud Away – scrapbooking, remembrance kit, creating crafts/baskets
La Belle Dame – memorial, fertility, and pregnancy jewelry
Lisa Leonard Designs – handstamped jewelry
Little Angels – keepsakes, jewelry, stones, figurines, candles, books, tear bottles, and much more
Mama Mia – custom handstamped jewelry
Mason’s Cause
Memory Bears – bears created from your own fabric (such as your child’s blanket or clothing)
Metal Stamped Memories ~ handstamped jewelry and ornaments
My Forever Child – remembrance, fertility, pregnancy, awareness, & hand/footprint jewelry, suncatchers, candles, keychains, pins, custom designs
Personalized Custom Creations
Remembering Our Babies Memorial Keepsake Boutique – awareness items, jewelry, decals, books, keychains, suncatchers
Simply Silhouettes – silhouette products and ultrasound art
Sufficient Grace Ministries – Dreams of You memory book, comfort bear, grief support
The Comfort Company – stepping stones, tear bottles, ornaments, memorial trees/rocksThe Midnight Orange
The Vintage Pearl – custom handstamped jewelry
Things Remembered – personalized engraved keepsakes

Places to Have Your Baby Memorialized

Abiding Hope Collages (“word art” collage with your child’s name)
To Write Their Names in the Sand (a photo of your child’s name written in on the beach in Australia)
Angel Wings Memorial Boutique (beautiful angel wings with your child’s name)
Heaven’s seashells (seashells with your child’s name)
Angel baby names (artistic pictures done with your child’s name)
Vermont Angels (pictures of your child’s name on water rocks)
Treasure from my heart (your child’s name with a sea side theme)
Name in the stars (you child’s name in the stars)
Names on the sidewalk (a photo of your child’s name written in chalk)
Waterfall Angel’s (your child’s name written on rock, photo taken by a waterfall)
Treasure Beans (your child’s name hand painted on a rock)
Rose Garden (your child’s name in rose petals)
Portraits by Dana (an artist creates a sketch of your child)
rockaBYEbaby (blocks of your child’s name in an artistic pose)
Angel Baby Memorials (Tribute/memorial videos created in remembrance of your child)
Beyond Words Designs (canvas paintings)
Butterfly Footprints (have your child’s footprints turned into a butterfly image)
Drawn by Debbie (Hand drawn memorial sketches & memorial jewelry)
Project Kj (Photos taken by an angel mom who will add your babies name to them)
In Our Hearts Pendants (Get a free photo pendant made with your angel’s picture)

Sites for Specific Birth Defects

www.anencephalie-info.org — Anencephaly
www.cherubs-cdh.org — Congenital diaphragmatic hernia
www.congenitalheartdefects.com — Heart defects
www.acds.org — Down Syndrome
www.sbaa.org — Spina bifida
www.waisman.wisc.edu/~rowley/sb-kids — Spina bifida
www.trisomy18support.org — Trisomy 18
www.graceannenugent.netfirms.com — Trisomy 18
www.trisomyonline.org — All trisomies
www.livingwithtrisomy13.org — Trisomy 13
www.healthline.com/galecontent/triploidy — Triploidy
www.ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition=thanatophoricdysplasia — Thanatophoric Dysplasia
www.potterssyndrome.org — Potter’s Syndrome/renal agenesis