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Online Bereavement Resources

 

Pediatric Resources

 
Alive Alone, Inc.
A non-profit organized to benefit bereaved parents, whose only child or all children are deceased, by providing a self-help network and publications.
 
Bereaved Families Online
A Canadian-based site, it provides support for people who have lost an immediate family member, including an infant. Monthly articles, newsletters, resources guide are available.
 
Bereaved Parents of the USA
Bereaved Parents is a nationwide organization designed to aid & support bereaved parents & their families.
 
Newsletter, support and information for parents who have experienced the death of one or more of their multiple-birth children.
 
Centering Corporation
Non-profit organization providing supportive grief literature on all aspects of loss.
 
A national parent-to-parent support group. The mission of The Compassionate Friends is to assist families in the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child and to provide information to help others be supportive.  Group Chapter meets in Anchorage.
 
GriefNet
An Internet community of 47 email and 2 websites support network is designed for persons dealing with grief, death, and major loss.
 
A rich resource for information on bereavement for all ages.  An easy to navigate site offers timely and a excellent content material.
 
KidsAid
Part of GriefNet ~ A place for children to share their losses.
 
Although this site was created by a father whose son died of suicide, there is a lot of information for grieving fathers in general.
 

SIDS, Pregnancy, and Perinatal Resources

 
Angel Babies Forever Loved
A non-profit corporation established to support grieving parents of infants from miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal loss, or SIDS.
 
Baby Loss
A site providing information, support, and forums for women and their partners who have experienced the loss of a baby.
 
Growth House, Inc.
A resource for grief related to pregnancy and infant Death rates listing of resources for infant loss on the net. A chat room provides  information on helping children grieve, other resources, and gay/lesbian family support.
 
HAND: Helping After Neonatal Death
Helping after neonatal death is a non-profit, volunteer group founded in the early 1980's to provide support & information to bereaved parents, their families & friends following a miscarriage, stillbirth, or newborn death.
 
Hannah's Prayer
Hannah's Prayer desires to provide Christian-based support & encouragement to couples around the world who are struggling with the pain of "fertility challenges" including infertility, pregnancy loss or early infant death.
 
A place where mothers whose babies have died (miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, neonatal death, infancy death, and/or pregnancy termination) can add their babies to an online memorial; join an online support Group email list (there's also one for Grandmothers); and submit their entire story for book publication. Also offers a resource center for keepsakes.
 
HOPE
Christian-based, it is a caring support & information resource for families enduring neonatal loss.
 
The Hygeia Foundation was established for perinatal loss and bereavement. It’s mission is to assuage the hurt and the pain...the grieving and the sorrow...which accompanies the loss of a pregnancy or newborn child.
 
M.E.N.D. is a Christian not-for-profit corporation whose purpose is to reach out to those who have lost a child due to miscarriage, stillbirth or early infant death & offer a way to share experiences & information through meetings, bi-monthly newsletter, and web site.
 
National SHARE Office
A resource packets with information on pregnancy and infant loss are free of charge for bereaved parents. They also publish a bi-monthly newsletter that is available to bereaved parents, links for perinatal loss, statistics, feelings of fathers, newsletters, materials, and message board.
 
A clearinghouse that provides information for parents & professionals regarding SIDS.
 
Non-profit group provides information for families & professionals regarding miscarriage & infant loss, including educational presentations, newsletter, library, outreach, referrals, special events, & a support group. Group Chapter meets in Anchorage.
 
Committed to publishing and providing uplifting support materials & resources for those who have been touched by a crisis in pregnancy or the death of a baby, a bulletin board forum in maintained.
 
National, non-profit organization for families and professionals concerned about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.  They fund medical research to discover causes & risk factors for SIDS; offer emotional support to families who have lost babies to SIDS; & provide information on SIDS to the general public.
 
SIDS Network
A very large site full of information on SIDS.
 
SPALS: Subsequent Pregnancy After Loss
SPALS is group of people who have experienced the loss of a child due to miscarriage, selective termination, stillbirth, neonatal death, sudden infant death, or accidental death. Also an email support group.
 
WiSSP: Wisconsin Stillbirth Service Program
Dedicated to serving families who experience the tragedy of stillbirth & the professionals who care for them, in Wisconsin and throughout the world. WiSSP is a community-based, University-supported model for the investigation of the causes of stillbirth.
 

Resources for Specific Conditions

 
For parents continuing pregnancy after prenatal diagnosis of birth defects.
 
Anencephaly Support Foundation
Information, personal stories, & medical articles regarding anencephaly.  Links include personal stories, support group information, and medical information.
 
Carrying to Term
A guide for carrying a pregnancy to term after diagnosis of a condition fatal to the baby.  Includes very practical advice for birth plans and mementos.
 
A Heartbreaking Choice
For parents who interrupt a wanted pregnancy following poor prenatal diagnosis.
 
M.I.S.S. (Mothers In Sympathy & Support
The mission of M.I.S.S. is to allow a safe haven for parents to share their grief after the death of a child. MISS provides support to parents’ enduring the tragedy of stillbirth, neonatal death & infant death from any cause including SIDS, congenital anomalies, or trisomy 13. Grief education for parents and professionals is the main focus.
 
Provides support to those families with a child born with a trisomy chromosome disorder.  They publish a newsletter & provide information on the care their children may need & support when their child dies.