Breaking the Silence and Stigma Surrounding Stillborn Births

Posted: March 28, 2016 at 10:32 am

By The Kelly Ryan Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing burial costs to CT families grieving pregnancy or infant loss.  She had a pink nursery all set up for her. She…

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7 Ways to Deal With Grief and Celebrate Life On Easter

Posted: March 25, 2016 at 4:34 pm

By Gloria Horsley, Psychotherapist, Grief Expert. Do you feel ambivalent about the upcoming Easter holiday? If so, you are not alone.  A friend recently told me that she wasn’t looking forward to…

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6 Safety Standards for Infant Sleep Zones

Posted: March 14, 2016 at 6:58 am

PREVENTION & TREATMENT With the myriad of precautions new parents must research and put into practice, the first place to start is in the crib. Safeguarding your infant’s sleep space is…

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In just 30 seconds you can join us in the fight against SIDS!

Posted: March 11, 2016 at 12:30 pm

This Year, Make a Bracket that Makes a Difference! We’re excited to announce our participation in Brackets4Life this March Madness! Brackets4Life applies the energy of March Madness to take steps…

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Posted: March 11, 2016 at 6:53 am

Contact: Laura Reno laura@firstcandle.org 313.268.5298 FIRST CANDLE, THE NATION’S LEADING ORGANIZATION DEDICATED TO INFANT HEALTH AND SURVIVAL, ANNOUNCES NEW LEADERSHIP Alison Jacobson Named First Candle CEO [New York, NY –…

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These People Are Amazing

First Candle partners with some amazing companies dedicated to our important mission: promoting safe pregnancies and the survival of babies through the first years of life. If your company isn’t working…

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This Is Where You Are Supposed To Be

You don’t need more motivation. You don’t need to be inspired to action. You don’t need to read any more lists and posts about how you’re not doing enough. We…

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Long Distance Grief Support – How to Help from Miles Away

Losing a baby forever changes the lives of parents. They will never see life the same way. They will never be the same people. As they attempt to move forward, bereaved parents realize…

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The Zika Virus: What CHOP Experts Want You To Know

Posted: February 16, 2016 at 11:53 am


This Q&A originally appeared on The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s PolicyLab blog, where you can read the original post. Yes, news stories about the mosquito-borne Zika virus that’s spreading throughout Central…

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Why First Candle Supports Paid Parental Leave and Baby Safety

Posted: February 8, 2016 at 6:31 pm


BY ERIN DURKIN The parents of a baby who died on his first day at a SoHo daycare will be at Mayor de Blasio’s State of the City speech Thursday…

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