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Support for families who continue their pregnancies after a fatal diagnosis.
String of Pearls was created to provide a nurturing and safe place for families as they navigate the path following a fatal prenatal diagnosis that will result in the death of their baby prior to, or shortly after birth. The path between grief and hope is a difficult place to walk; our desire is to provide guidance, compassion and practical suggestions as plans to honor the life of pre-born babies are crafted. Each life has a story worthy of telling and we are here for support as stories are lovingly written.
M.E.N.D. (Mommies Enduring Neonatal Death) 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 newsletters, hold two commemorative ceremonies each year, and host a variety of support groups in the Dallas | Fort Worth area. We also have chapters in Arkansas, Southwest Missouri, Oklahoma, and Northwest Washington
Mission is to introduce remembrance photography to parents suffering the loss of a baby with a free gift of professional portraiture.
A real magazine for bereaved parents – who just like any other community and walk of life – want to feel normal, connected by a common thread. Though tragic, it is somewhat comforting that we don’t walk these dark paths alone.
Camp Sol is a group of bereaved parents, medical professionals and mental health professionals bonded to serve the common cause of assisting grieving families through one of life’s most difficult tragedies, the death of a child. Camp Sol utilizes the experiences of parents who have experienced the death of a child, along with the expertise and support of child life specialists, nurses, physicians, chaplains, social workers, play therapists, music therapists, psychologists and community grief support representatives to assist grieving families.
By bringing together those who have experienced a similar loss in a retreat setting we honor and celebrate our children while making connections with others who truly understand our journey. A memory grows where love carries on.
As prenatal testing becomes increasingly routine, more parents are learning devastating news before their babies are born. In too many places, the ability to diagnose has raced ahead of the ability to care for these families and their babies. But in a beautiful and practical response, more than 200 pioneering hospitals, hospices, and clinics in the U.S. and around the world are now providing perinatal hospice/palliative care support for families who wish to continue their pregnancies with babies who likely will die before or shortly after birth.
A perinatal hospice approach walks with these families on their journey through pregnancy, birth, and death, honoring the baby as well as the baby’s family. Perinatal hospice is not a place; it is a way of caring for the pregnant mother, the baby, the father, and all involved with dignity and compassion and love. It can easily be incorporated into standard pregnancy and birth care just about anywhere. Even in areas without a formal program, parents can create a loving experience for themselves and their baby, and health professionals and family and friends can offer support in the spirit of hospice.
The WARM Place provides grief support for children ages 3 ½ – 18 and their families as well as young adults 19 – 25 who have experienced the death of a loved one. The WARM Place is a nonprofit agency that provides bi-weekly peer-support groups for children and their families after the death of a loved one. Founded in 1989 The WARM Place has companioned over 30,000 children and their families along their grief journey. Our program, led by trained volunteers, provides a safe environment for children to express feeling and emotions as well as the opportunity to meet with children and families who are experiencing situations similar to their own.
Hope Mommies exists to bring the Hope of Christ to bereaved mothers and families experiencing infant loss. Our Vision is to help every family who experiences infant loss find community, grief resources and ultimately the Hope of Christ which is our unfailing anchor.
Family Support for Fragile Beginnings….it is what every new parent needs when they are suddenly and unexpectedly thrown into a world turned upside down by the premature delivery of their baby.
NICU Helping Hands was created in the summer of 2010 because of the overwhelming need in Fort Worth, Texas for a local organization that could support parents both educationally and emotionally. Since opening our doors, NICU Helping Hands has not only served its local community but has had the privilege of serving families all across the country who are looking for education, support, and a helping hand during one of the most difficult journeys they will ever make. It is our mission to provide comprehensive support programs and resources to parents of premature infants not only during their stay in the NICU but during and after their transition home.
One on one mentoring for families facing infant loss.
Offering healing through the gift of a handmade weighted hearts for those families who have lost a child through miscarriage or still birth.