October is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month. We stand with the families, in our Bridgetown Baby community and around the world, who have lost a child - and we want you to know that you are not alone. If you are seeking support as you navigate this particular grief, we invite you to start with this short list of resources and narratives:
Still Birthday: Support for grieving at any stage of pregnancy or infant loss, including long term support services and resources, access to bereavement doulas, and personal narratives:
Postpartum Support International: Resources for loss and grief that provide non-judgmental support,information, and connection with others.
Compassionate Friends: Highly personal comfort, hope, and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family.
Perinatal Hospice: Offers general information and support for families, caregivers, and providers related to perinatal hospice. Provides information and links to order books related to perinatal hospice and bereavement.
Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep: Offers the gift of healing, hope and honor to parents experiencing the death of a baby through the overwhelming power of remembrance portraits.
Faces of Loss: An online gathering place for families to come together and share their stories and their faces with others who may be looking for reassurance that they are not alone.
Share Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support: A community for anyone who experiences the tragic death of a baby, serving parents, grandparents, siblings, and others in the family unit, as well as the professionals who care for grieving families. Share is a national organization with over 75 chapters in 29 states
Still Standing Magazine: Gives a voice to grief, connects hearts around the world who have similar life experiences and provides a resource for friends, family and medical professionals, to know how to support someone enduring child loss and/or infertility.
Mending Invisible Wings: A workbook for healing families.
Perinatal Loss Resources for Families: Various resources, including websites for specific perinatal diagnoses.