These resources are organizations that we have found helpful and would like to share with you. We are in no way associated with these organizations or websites.
HEAL (Helping Endure InfAnt Loss) is a seven week, structured support group designed for couples who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth or infant loss. Some of the topics include: discussion of the uniqueness of this loss, differences in how others grieve this loss, differences in how mom’s and dad’s grieve, how self esteem is damaged, facing subsequent pregnancy after a loss, and facing medical issues. The group was designed and is facilitated by a clinical psychotherapist after personally experiencing a full term stillbirth. The group is held four times a year and requires advance registration.
The TEARS Foundation is a local organization that seeks to compassionately assist bereaved parents with the financial expenses they face in making final arrangements for their precious baby who has died. Many of the founders and volunteers at The TEARS Foundation have experienced the loss of their own baby, and want to reach out in this way to support newly bereaved parents in their time of devastating sorrow.
The official site of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. The site offers support, education, and awareness for those who are suffering or may know someone who is suffering the loss of a infant, stillborn, ectopic pregnancy, or miscarriage.
The BBN Model was developed more than a decade ago by a neonatologist who recognized the need to train physicians on how to deliver bad, or tragic news to patients and their families. Dr. Orsini initially developed the BBN Model to teach physicians and healthcare workers how to effectively and compassionately break bad news to patients and their families. The way the physician breaks the news can either hinder or help families during the most difficult time in their lives.