Here you will find links to care, services,
and support and websites for families about pregnancy
loss, losing a baby, and grief.
Care, Services, and Support
Losing a Baby
Friends: Grief Support After the Death of a Child.
Brochures for parents, grandparents, and siblings who
have experienced pregnancy loss and the death of a child.
Offers support via online
support groups and local chapters.
Candle: Grieving Families. Articles, brochures,
and a hotline for families
who have experienced the death of a baby. Some brochures
are available in Spanish.
- Hospice: For
Patients and Families Facing Life-Threatening Illness.
Articles about coping with death, including
articles to help surviving children.
of Dimes (MOD): Bereavement Materials. Articles
for families who have experienced a miscarriage, stillbirth,
or death of a baby. Resources explain grief, discuss
how to deal with your feelings and ask for help, and
suggest ways to remember your baby.
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support, Inc.
Brochures in English
and Spanish for grieving families experiencing
pregnancy loss or the death of a baby, contact
information for local support groups, and an electronic
newsletter. Articles, training, and conferences for those
caring for bereaved families.
- Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Gateway: Bereavement Support.
A guide to resources for parents, families, caregivers,
and others touched by a baby's death.
Learn more about infant
mortality and pregnancy loss and factors that increase
the risk of infant death: birth
defects, injuries, low
birthweight and prematurity, preconception
and pregnancy, and sleep
Need more information? Use the collection of resources that
library staff have put together for you and your family.
Infant Mortality and Pregnancy Loss: Family Resource Brief.
(November 2010). (Updated: March 2014).
Author: Susan Brune Lorenzo, M.L.S., MCH Library.
Contributors: Jeanne Anastasi, M.A., Beth DeFrancis, M.L.S., and Tracy Lopez,
M.S.L.S., National SUID/SIDS Resource Center.
Reviewers: Suzanne Bronheim, Ph. D., National Center for Cultural Competence; Stacey D. Cunningham, M.S.W., M.P.H., National Healthy Start Association; Hanan Kallash, R.N., M.S., First Candle; Olivia K. Pickett, M.A., M.L.S., MCH Library.
Editor: Ruth Barzel, M.A., MCH Library.