Services, Resources, and Support


March of Dimes

This organization works to help mothers have full-term pregnancies and researches threats to infants’ health, including pregnancy loss and stillbirth. 

International Stillbirth Alliance

This organization promotes and supports research on stillbirth and works to develop methods to prevent stillbirth. The Resources page provides information about support services, memory-making, advocacy, and other resources for bereaved parents.

First Candle

This nonprofit organization comprises parents, caregivers, researchers, and government, business, and community service groups that are working together to advance infant health and survival. The Grieving Families page provides resources for families who are grieving from the loss of a baby, including a grief counseling phone line.

The Compassionate Friends

The Compassionate Friends is a support organization of and for families who have lost a child.

Share Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support, Inc.

This organization supports families who are grieving the loss of an infant or a pregnancy.

Star Legacy Foundation

This organization supports stillbirth research and education and offers resources for parents who have lost a baby, as well as their family members and friends.

The Tears Foundation

The TEARS Foundation seeks to compassionately lift a financial burden from families who have lost a child.


Breaking the Silence of Stillbirth

In this post on the New York Times’ Motherlode blog, one mother tells her story of stillbirth and advocates more conversation about this common problem.

Stillbirths: Breaking the Silence of a Hidden Grief

This editorial in the medical journal The Lancet shares the stories of parents who have experienced the loss of a child through stillbirth and talks about the importance of bereavement support and prevention efforts. (Access to the article is free, but readers must create a login and password.)

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  • I’ll Hold You in Heaven — by Jack W. Hayford
  • Am I still a Big Sister? — by Audrey Bernheimer Weir and Susannah Hart
  • Empty Arms Empty Cradle – Pam Vredevelt
  • Finding Joy in The Journey -Sadija Smiley
  • Patiently Waiting for Hope – Arnold Henry
  • Sunshine and Daniel – Kim Paris Upshaw
  • There Is Hope On The Other Side of Grief – Shayna Acree
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    • Flowers on special events
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