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General Grief Support

Centering Corporation & Grief Digest Magazine | The Centering Corporation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing education and resources for the bereaved. Today we have over 100 books and for children and adults, My Friends Emotion Dolls, a Memory Bag for children, five videos and caring cards, plus over 200 books and resources from other publishers. We continue to provide educational offerings and workshops for caregivers and families.

Crisis, Grief and Healing | A place men and women can browse to understand and honor the many different paths to heal strong emotions. Author, speaker, and psychotherapist Tom Golden, LCSW provides this page. He has a section on the different way men and women grieve.

GriefNet | GriefNet.org is an Internet community of persons dealing with grief, death, and major loss.

Grief Watch | Site was created to provide bereavement resources, memorial products and links that can help you through your personal loss. It also serves as an excellent educational tool for all who travel down the road of grief.

Holy Pee Stick, Batman | A mother’s blog on her pregnancy, natural childbirth, infant loss journey (and beyond)

Miscarriage Matters, Inc.  | Our national and international team is here to provide support to the survivors of miscarriage, stillbirth and early infant loss, while increasing awareness around these devastating and heartbreaking issues

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SIDS / Infant Death

Babyloss.com | UK | Babyloss is a UK-based resource that provides information and support online for anyone affected by the death of a baby during pregnancy, at birth, or shortly afterwards. The organization was established in 2000, and is run by a small team of volunteer administrators and forum moderators.

BabySteps | The BabySteps Children’s Fund is a non-profit organization offering information and support to bereaved parents and children suffering the loss of a child. This site has a Bereavement Sharing Room, Remembrance Rooms for the Bereaved – places to put up memories of loved ones that are no longer with us, and Bereavement Resource Rooms. They have a really good list of Dos and Don’ts for what to say and not to say to someone who’s baby has died.

Birth Stories | Compare notes with other parents-to-be and parents, read stories that are similar to yours or are very different than yours, share your own story and connect with others! This site Has more than 100 personal stories people have written about losing their first baby; and has more than 50 personal stories of people having their first baby after their loss (subsequent pregnancy after loss).

The Compassionate Friends | International | The Compassionate Friends, Inc. (TCF) is an international self-help, mutual assistance organization offering friendship, support and understanding to any parent who has experienced the death of a child, no matter what the age (infancy through adult) or cause of their death. There are chapters throughout the US as well as several other countries.

EriChad Grief Support | Grieving the loss of a child is one of life’s most difficult experiences. You may think you’ll never survive such pain. EriChad can’t take away your pain, but we hope to validate it, hold your hand, and help you find life’s rainbow.

GRACE Group for Pregnancy & Infant Loss | For individuals who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss from early losses up to a year after a baby is born. This includes: ectopic, molar, miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death, SIDS and birth defects. This GRACE Group is moderated by The Missing GRACE Organization staff and volunteers.

Growth House | This is the Growth House web site area dealing with grief related to pregnancy and infant death. This award-winning web site is an international gateway to resources for life-threatening illness and end of life issues.

HAND (Helping After Neonatal Death) | Grief support and information for parents and relatives of those who’ve lost a child before, during or after pregnancy, through stillborn, miscarriage, SIDS, or other causes. We are a non-profit organization based in Northern California and the Central Valley. Information for medical professionals is also provided.

Holy Pee Stick, Batman! | A mother’s blog on her pregnancy, natural childbirth, infant loss journey (and beyond)

Hygeia Foundation | An Online Journal for Pregnancy and Neonatal Loss: A New Resource for Women’s Health and Healing. Hygeia is devoted to the subject matter of grieving and loss as it pertains to pregnancy loss, genetic complications, miscarriage, neonatal loss and other life-threatening illnesses.

March of Dimes | Free bereavement materials for families that have experienced the loss of a baby before or shortly after birth.

M.I.S.S. Foundation | The MISS Foundation is a 501(c)3, volunteer based organization committed to providing crisis support and long term aid to families after the death of a child from any cause. MISS also participates in legislative and advocacy issues, community engagement and volunteerism, and culturally competent, multidisciplinary, education opportunities.

RBaby Real Stories | RBaby Real Stories gives parents and family members an opportunity to share personal stories, photos and videos that commemorate the life of their baby or child, while also educating others about their specific experiences that may help care for families in the future. Learn more about the RBaby Foundation and their important mission to ensure quality pediatric emergency care for all babies.

SANDS Australia (Stillbirth & Neonatal Death Support) | Australia | SANDS Australia is a voluntary self-help organization comprised in the main, of parents who have experienced the death of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, or within days of birth.

SANDS UK (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity) | UK | SANDS is a self-help organization in the United Kingdom with a network of over 200 groups and contacts. Their purpose is to befriend and support bereaved parents and their families, who have suffered a stillbirth or neonatal death. Their concern is to help any bereaved parent who gets in touch and to improve services for all bereaved parents, their family and friends.

Share Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Inc. | The mission of Share Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support, Inc. is to serve those whose lives are touched by the tragic death of a baby through early pregnancy loss, stillbirth, or in the first few months of life. (800) 821-6819

Three Little Angels Foundation | Founded after the premature delivery and death of our triplets, we work to help educate nurses and hospital staff from a parent’s perspective on loss how to help us, and also give kits to families to help them make memories with their babies in the hospital before saying goodbye. We also have enormous resource listings on our website.

UNITE, Inc. | They provide grief support services to families following the loss of their baby due to stillbirth, miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy and early infant death. They are located in the Philadelphia, PA area.

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Stillbirth

Angel Whispers | Canada | Angel Whispers is a Canadian non-profit group that provides support to families who have experienced the loss of a baby shortly after birth or during pregnancy. Subsequent pregnancy support is also provided. Services include: quarterly newsletter, birth certificates, support groups, care packages and email support.

Babyloss.com | UK | Babyloss is a UK-based resource that provides information and support online for anyone affected by the death of a baby during pregnancy, at birth, or shortly afterwards. The organization was established in 2000, and is run by a small team of volunteer administrators and forum moderators.

Birth Stories | Compare notes with other parents-to-be and parents, read stories that are similar to yours or are very different than yours, share your own story and connect with others! This site Has more than 100 personal stories people have written about losing their first baby; and has more than 50 personal stories of people having their first baby after their loss (subsequent pregnancy after loss).

Born Angels | Internet-based Pregnancy and Neonatal Loss Support Center providing pregnancy loss support, infertility support, neonatal loss support, and adoption resources. Write a tribute in memory of your Angel, and post on message board for support.

GRACE Group for Pregnancy & Infant Loss | For individuals who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss from early losses up to a year after a baby is born. This includes: ectopic, molar, miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death, SIDS and birth defects. This GRACE Group is moderated by The Missing GRACE Organization staff and volunteers.

Growth House | This is the Growth House web site area dealing with grief related to pregnancy and infant death. This award-winning web site is an international gateway to resources for life-threatening illness and end of life issues.

HAND (Helping After Neonatal Death) | Grief support and information for parents and relatives of those who’ve lost a child before, during or after pregnancy, through stillborn, miscarriage, SIDS, or other causes. We are a non-profit organization based in Northern California and the Central Valley. Information for medical professionals is also provided.

Hygeia Foundation | An Online Journal for Pregnancy and Neonatal Loss: A New Resource for Women’s Health and Healing. Hygeia is devoted to the subject matter of grieving and loss as it pertains to pregnancy loss, genetic complications, miscarriage, neonatal loss and other life-threatening illnesses.

International Stillbirth Alliance | Promotes awareness and research to prevent stillbirth. Their mission is to raise public awareness of stillbirth, to educate the community on recommended precautionary practices and to facilitate research on the prevention of stillbirth.

Journeys: Stories of Pregnancy After Loss | author Amy Abbey

March of Dimes | Free bereavement materials for families that have experienced the loss of a baby before or shortly after birth.

M.I.S.S. Foundation | The MISS Foundation is a 501(c)3, volunteer based organization committed to providing crisis support and long term aid to families after the death of a child from any cause. MISS also participates in legislative and advocacy issues, community engagement and volunteerism, and culturally competent, multidisciplinary, education opportunities.

MOMStudy | The goal of the Maternal Observations and Memories of Stillbirth (MOMS) study is to collect data that will help researchers, medical professionals, and women better understand all kinds of stillbirths and how to prevent them. This data also will provide those in the helping and counseling professions with insights on offering compassionate support to stillbirth families. Many researchers believe that most of the four million stillbirths women experience worldwide every year do not have to happen. Dealing with Stillbirth is a tremendous challenge, MOMStudy is a great resource for help.

The National Stillbirth Society | Fighting to stamp out S.A.D.S. – because all of our children matter. The mission of the parent-led National Stillbirth Society is to “educate and agitate” for greater stillbirth awareness, research and reform. Dealing with Stillbirth and its tremendous implications to parents is the Society’s overreaching goal.

Nationwide “Missing Angels Bill” Petition | (authored by John Nevels, II) Those members or individuals looking to get Missing Angels Bills enacted in their states are encouraged to refer to this petition in corresponding with State Representatives, Senators, and Assembly persons.

RBaby Real Stories | RBaby Real Stories gives parents and family members an opportunity to share personal stories, photos and videos that commemorate the life of their baby or child, while also educating others about their specific experiences that may help care for families in the future. Learn more about the RBaby Foundation and their important mission to ensure quality pediatric emergency care for all babies.

SANDS Australia | Australia | SANDS Australia is a voluntary self-help organization comprised in the main, of parents who have experienced the death of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, or within days of birth.

SANDS UK (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity) | UK | SANDS is a self-help organization in the United Kingdom with a network of over 200 groups and contacts. Their purpose is to befriend and support bereaved parents and their families, who have suffered a stillbirth or neonatal death. Their concern is to help any bereaved parent who gets in touch and to improve services for all bereaved parents, their family and friends.

Share Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Inc. | The mission of Share Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support, Inc. is to serve those whose lives are touched by the tragic death of a baby through early pregnancy loss, stillbirth, or in the first few months of life. (800) 821-6819

SIDS Educational Services | English and Spanish versions of the SIDS & Infant Death Survival Guide and Dancing on the Moon.

SIDS Families | “This site is my personal work to make SIDS more bearable for the families whose child has died. Our family was devastated by SIDS in April 1999 when our 2 ½ month old son Jacob died. I began this website about 6 months after his death, to both give families a place to come together, and to commemorate the lives of the many babies who were victims of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome).” — Lydia Alves

SIDS & Kids Australia | Australia | The National SIDS Council of Australia, trading as SIDS and Kids, is a high-profile and well-respected not-for-profit organisation that boasts an enviable history of success.  It comprises a National Office based in Melbourne with the National Research and Programs Unit largely based in Canberra, and nine Member Organisations (MOs) based in the Northern Territory, Queensland, New South Wales, Hunter Region of NSW, ACT Region, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia.

SIDS Network, Inc. | The Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Network is a charitable, not-for-profit, voluntary agency. Donations are greatly appreciated and necessary for carrying out the work of our organization.The Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Network, Inc. dedicated to eliminate Sudden Infant Death Syndrome through the support of SIDS research projects, provide support for those who have been touched by the tragedy of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and raise public awareness of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome through education.

Stillborn Angels | Cherish your loved ones. Tell their story. Share the memories. Create a memorial website for your loved one.

Three Little Angels Foundation | Founded after the premature delivery and death of our triplets, we work to help educate nurses and hospital staff from a parent’s perspective on loss how to help us, and also give kits to families to help them make memories with their babies in the hospital before saying goodbye. We also have enormous resource listings on our website.

UNITE, Inc. | They provide grief support services to families following the loss of their baby due to stillbirth, miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy and early infant death. They are located in the Philadelphia, PA area.

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Miscarriage

Angel Whispers | Canada | Angel Whispers is a Canadian non-profit group that provides support to families who have experienced the loss of a baby shortly after birth or during pregnancy. Subsequent pregnancy support is also provided. Services include: quarterly newsletter, birth certificates, support groups, care packages and email support.

Babyloss.com | UK | Babyloss is a UK-based resource that provides information and support online for anyone affected by the death of a baby during pregnancy, at birth, or shortly afterwards. The organization was established in 2000, and is run by a small team of volunteer administrators and forum moderators.

Born Angels | Internet-based Pregnancy and Neonatal Loss Support Center providing pregnancy loss support, infertility support, neonatal loss support, and adoption resources. Write a tribute in memory of your Angel, and post on message board for support.

GRACE Group for Pregnancy & Infant Loss | For individuals who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss from early losses up to a year after a baby is born. This includes: ectopic, molar, miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death, SIDS and birth defects. This GRACE Group is moderated by The Missing GRACE Organization staff and volunteers.

Growth House | This is the Growth House web site area dealing with grief related to pregnancy and infant death. This award-winning web site is an international gateway to resources for life-threatening illness and end of life issues.

HAND (Helping After Neonatal Death) | Grief support and information for parents and relatives of those who’ve lost a child before, during or after pregnancy, through stillborn, miscarriage, SIDS, or other causes. We are a non-profit organization based in Northern California and the Central Valley. Information for medical professionals is also provided.

Hygeia Foundation | An Online Journal for Pregnancy and Neonatal Loss: A New Resource for Women’s Health and Healing. Hygeia is devoted to the subject matter of grieving and loss as it pertains to pregnancy loss, genetic complications, miscarriage, neonatal loss and other life-threatening illnesses.

Miscarriage Matters, Inc.  Our national and international team is here to provide support to the survivors of miscarriage, stillbirth and early infant loss, while increasing awareness around these devastating and heartbreaking issues.

Miscarriage Matters, Inc.  Our national and international team is here to provide support to the survivors of miscarriage, stillbirth and early infant loss, while increasing awareness around these devastating and heartbreaking issues.

SANDS Australia | Australia | SANDS Australia is a voluntary self-help organization comprised in the main, of parents who have experienced the death of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, or within days of birth.

SANDS UK (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity) | UK | SANDS is a self-help organization in the United Kingdom with a network of over 200 groups and contacts. Their purpose is to befriend and support bereaved parents and their families, who have suffered a stillbirth or neonatal death. Their concern is to help any bereaved parent who gets in touch and to improve services for all bereaved parents, their family and friends.

Share Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Inc. | The mission of Share Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support, Inc. is to serve those whose lives are touched by the tragic death of a baby through early pregnancy loss, stillbirth, or in the first few months of life. (800) 821-6819

UNITE, Inc. | They provide grief support services to families following the loss of their baby due to stillbirth, miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy and early infant death. They are located in the Philadelphia, PA area.

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Loss of an Only Child

Alive Alone | An organization for the education and charitable purposes to benefit bereaved parents, whose only child or all children are deceased, by providing a self-help network and publications to promote communication and healing, to assist in resolving their grief, and a means to reinvest their lives for a positive future.

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Multiples

Center for Loss in Multiple Birth (CLIMB) We are parents throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and beyond who have experienced the death of one or more, both or all of our twins or higher multiples at any time from conception through birth, infancy and childhood.

The Triplet Connection | The Triplet Connenction is an international “network of caring and sharing for multiple birth families” which was founded in 1983. We have worked with over 35,000 expectant parents of triplets and higher-order multiple births. For expectant parents of triplets or more, we have a fantastic packet of information which helps parents know exactly what they’re up against, and specifically what they can do to enhance and promote the best possible outcomes to their pregnancies.

Twinless Twins Support Group International | We provide support for twins and other multiples who have lost their twin due to death or estrangement at any age. The unique aloneness we feel can best be understood by another twinless twin. You are not alone.

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For Grandparents

Alliance of Grandparents, A Support in Tragedy (AGAST) | International AGAST is an all volunteer organization dedicated to helping grandparents through the trauma, stress and grief after the loss of a grandchild. An internationally recognized non-profit (501(c)3) organization with peer contacts throughout the United States, and active grandparents in ten countries. Staffed entirely by volunteer grandparents, AGAST responds to “new” bereaved grandparents with information packets, personal contact, and remembrance cards.

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For Children

BabySteps | The BabySteps Children’s Fund is a non-profit organization offering information and support to bereaved parents and children suffering the loss of a child. This site has a Bereavement Sharing Room, Remembrance Rooms for the Bereaved – places to put up memories of loved ones that are no longer with us, and Bereavement Resource Rooms. They have a really good list of Dos and Don’ts for what to say and not to say to someone who’s baby has died.

Brooke’s Place For Grieving Young People, Inc. | Indianapolis, IN support groups for young people and college age (age 3-20+) who have experienced the death of a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, cousin, sibling, friend or loved one.

National Children’s Bureau | UK | You can find details of open-access services for bereaved children in your area through this on-line Directory. The services in this Directory can be contacted for information, guidance and support by anyone caring for or working with a bereaved child or young person (i.e. a parent, teacher or GP) and, in most instances, by the bereaved child themselves.

KIDSAID.com | KIDSAID.com is a safe place for kids to help each other deal with grief and loss. It’s a place to deal with feelings in our e-mail support group, to share and view artwork and stories, and for parents and kids to ask questions and find answers. Companion site to GriefNet.org.

Winston’s Wish | UK | We provide support for bereaved children and young people up to the age of 18. Programs recognize how children experience grief. We therefore include time to have fun and for creative activities as well as time to focus on and work through more painful issues.

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Photos & Retouching

The American Child Photographers Charity Guild | This organization is a network of photographers offering services to terminally ill children and their families.

Heart Prints | Heartprints is a digital photo retouching service for families who have lost a baby through stillbirth or prematurity. Many parents are anxious to see the photos of their stillborn babies, only to have that anticipation turn to dismay when the photos simply do not depict the child they remember. Other parents find it difficult to share their pictures with friends and family, afraid of the reaction they may get. I can correct many esthetic issues that take away from the natural beauty of your child.

Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep | The Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Foundation (NILMDTS) administers a network of more than 5,000 volunteer photographers in the United States and nineteen  International countries. At a family’s request, a NILMDTS Affiliated Photographer will come to your hospital or hospice location and conduct a sensitive and private portrait session. The portraits are then professionally retouched and presented to the families on an archival DVD or CD that can be used to print portraits of their cherished baby.

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Christian Grief Support

American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) | May be able to help you find a Christian counselor in your area.

Caleb Ministries | A Christian ministry offering help for women who have experienced infertility, miscarriage, stillbirth, early infant death, or are post-abortive.

Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS) | May be able to help you find a Christian counselor in your area.

Hannah’s Prayer Ministries | Hannah’s Prayer desires to provide Christian based support and encouragement to couples around the world who are struggling with the pain of “fertility challenges” including infertility or the loss of a child at any time from conception through early infancy.

Healing Hearts for Bereaved Parents | “Dedicated to providing grief support and services to parents whose child has died. The volunteers at HEALING HEARTS are here to help. We have known the pain that the death of a child brings. We have struggled with and worked on our grief and finally have made peace with that grief. Our purpose is to offer understanding, suggestions for coping, support, friendship, and most of all hope to all bereaved parents. Parents who have lost a child as a result of miscarriage or stillbirth are equally welcome as those who have lost children to illness, accident or violence.”

Heavenly Treasure | A source of understanding, comfort and hope for anyone who has ever experienced grief.

Mommies Enduring Neonatal Death (M.E.N.D.) | M.E.N.D. is a non-profit corporation whose purpose is to reach out to those who have lost a child due to miscarriage, stillbirth or early infant death and offer a way to share experiences and information through meetings, the bi-monthly newsletter, and our Internet web site. They are based in Dallas/Fort worth and have chapters in NW Arkansas and Kansas.

Stepping Stones Discussion Forums | The participants of the forums are invited to post questions, share experiences, and offer helpful information and encouragement.

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Jewish Grief Support

National Council of Jewish Women | Pregnancy Loss Support Program (PLSP) for Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Newborn Death. PLSP volunteers offer nationwide telephone counseling and New York metropolitan area support groups to those who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn death as well as to those who are pregnant after a loss.

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Congenital Heart Defects & Heart Disorders

CHD-Fathers | This is a list for the fathers of children with Congenital Heart Defects. Members: 25; Founded: Oct 30, 2002

CHD-UK | UK | Congenital Heart Defects affect 1 in every 100 babies that are born. In order to bring Families, Friends and Sufferers together, this list has been set up for families and sufferers of CHD within the United Kingdom . Here, you are free to discuss medical matters, concerns and ask questions of one another. This group is not affiliated with any other support group.

Heartland Hearts Angels | This support group targets Midwest families who have lost a child to Congenital Heart Disease (CHD.) Members “meet” and “talk” and learn to cope with their losses. Support and encouragement is shared among friends who really understand. To honor our Angels lives, HHA participates in and coordinates events that increase CHD awareness and raise CHD research funds. HHA maintains a restricted membership policy to protect its members. Therefore, an introduction must be made to the list owner before membership is approved. If you are LIVING with CHD, please see our sister site, Heartland Hearts.

HeartLine | UK | A voluntary organization set up to offer help and support to children with heart disorders and their families regardless of how slight or severe the condition may be.

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Fatty Oxidation Disorders

Fatty Oxidation Disorders Family Support Group | The FOD Family Support Group’s ‘Communication Network’ is intended to be used as a resource for families, friends, clinicians, researchers and others who would like to support, educate and provide a forum for the sharing of ideas and concerns for those whose lives have been touched by a Fatty Oxidation Disorder.

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Organic Acidemia

Organic Acidemia Association | The Organic Acidemia Association is a volunteer non-profit organization whose mission is to empower families and health care professionals with knowledge in organic acidemia metabolic disorders. We support early intervention through expanded newborn screening, solicit contributions and distribute funding that supports research toward improved treatment and eventual cures in the areas of Organic Acid disorders.

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Information Links

American Academy of Pediatrics

Association of SIDS and Infant Mortality Program Professionals (ASIP) | (612) 813-6285

Consumer Protection Safety Commission

National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development

National SIDS Resource Center (NSRC) | (703) 821-8955 ext. 1249

PubMed (National Library of Medicine’s online access)

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