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Honored Babies (www.HonoredBabies.org)
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 offered is a Resource Center and Keepsakes.

Action on Pre-eclampsia (www.apec.org.uk)
A site that has information on the serious pregnancy condition called Pre-eclampsia. They offer information and support for moms who have either suffered from this condition or who are at a risk of developing the condition.
[Added 10/17/00]

AGAST (www.agast.org)
Alliance of Grandparents, A Support in Tragedy
[Added 10/00]

The Alcove Center For Grieving Children & Their Families (www.thealcove.org)
The Alcove's mission is to provide a safe place where children and their families who are grieving the death of a loved one can receive comfort and support through the healing process. Groups are free of charge for all who wish to attend.
[Added 07/06]

Always Loved ~ Never Forgotten (home.comcast.net/~alnf1)
Warning: Music Plays (turn speakers down if you need to have your space quiet)
Monthly Newsletter and Support Group for anyone who has lost a child of any age. You are not alone... Lets remember our children, one memory at a time!
[Added 01/16/2006]

Anencephaly Support Foundation (www.asfhelp.com)
NOTE: Site no longer exists (checked April 12, 2009)
We offer the following: Information, personal stories, and medical articles regarding the neural tube defect of anencephaly; Support and encouragement to parents who have chosen to carry an anencephalic pregnancy to term; and Information regarding possible causations, prevention theories, and support group referrals. Links include Personal Stories / Support Group Information / Medical and Causation Information. A Houston-based organization.

Angel Babies Forever Loved (www.angels4ever.com)
"... a non-profit corporation established to support grieving parents of infants. Whether from miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal loss, or SIDS, we all share in the loss of our babies.
[Added 10/00]

The Angel Teddy Bear Foundation (www.angelteddybears.org)
Delivers teddy bears to moms who have experienced a loss.
[Added July 2008]

Angel Wing Parents, Inc. (www.angelwingparents.org)
We are a group of parents who have lost children at all different stages of their lives. Our children in their short time on earth brought so much light to everyone around them. We do kind acts and charity work in the name of our children to keep their light shining bright. We are here to support and help each other through this hard journey we have begun.
[Added July 2008]

Baby Dreamers Ministry (www.babydreamers.org)
NOTE: Site no longer exists (checked April 12, 2009)
Baby Dreamers Ministry is a Christian-based online community purposed to encourage married couples living through the challenges of infertility, miscarriage, and infant loss.
[Added 01/16/06]

Beloved Angels (www.belovedangels.freeservers.com)
You will find support and resources for those whose lives are touched by the tragic death of a baby through early pregnancy loss, stillbirth or newborn death. In addition, you will find our own story about a very early miscarriage and how we now have the understanding about our loss of our unborn baby that we have named Davin and our niece Emily that was born too early and grew her wings six days after being born. Please view the Precious Angels Above page to view memorials for special angels, created out of love from their parents.
[Added 01/16/06]

Bereaved Families Online (www.bereavedfamilies.net)
Provides support for people who have lost an immediate family member, including an infant. Monthly articles, newsletters, resources guide, and much, much more (this is a huge site). Based in Canada.
[URL updated 9/01]

Bereaved Parents of the USA (www.bereavedparentsusa.org)
Bereaved Parents of the USA (BP/USA) is a nationwide organization designed to aid and support bereaved parents and their families who are struggling to survive their grief after the death of a child.

Bonny Babes Foundation (www.bbf.org.au)
Raises funds for medical research into the one in four pregnancies ending in a loss from miscarriage, stillbirth and prematurity. The organisation also provides quality grief counselling for families who have lost a baby. Services include Grief Counseling Service / Vital Medical Research / Letters & Poems. Based in Australia.

The Center for Loss in Multiple Birth (CLIMB), Inc. (www.climb-support.org)
By and for parents throughout the United States, Canada and beyond who have experienced the death of one or more, both or all their children during a twin, triplet or higher multiple pregnancy, at birth, or in infancy or childhood...and caring others. This is a newsletter, and you may request it via email. Based in Alaska.
[Added 10/99]

ChildLoss.com (www.childloss.com)
NOTE: Site no longer exists (checked April 12, 2009)
Over 40 pages of information, including links to accredited, online counselors, books, and Memorial Packets.
[Added 6/7/00]

Christian Memorials - Online Bereavemet and Condolences (www.christianmemorials.com)
Create online memorial web sites with full multi-media, free online obituaries, resources for dealing with grief and condolence guest books.
[Added July 2008]

Compassionate Friends (www.compassionatefriends.org)
A national parent-to-parent support group. LOTS of valuable information at this site for parents who have lost children of any age under any circumstance. There is information on local chapters available as well. "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."
*They have a world-wide candle-lighting the second Sunday every December for National Children's Memorial Day.*
[Added 10/99]

Ectopic Angels (www.angelfire.com/bc/ectopicangels/angels.html)
Warning: Music Plays (turn speakers down if you need to have your space quiet)
This page is for anyone who has ever lost a baby to ectopic pregnancy.
[Added 6/7/00]

Ectopic Pregnancy (www.ectopicpregnancy.com)
NOTE: Site no longer exists (checked April 12, 2009)
[Added 6/7/00]

EriChad Grief Support (www.erichad.com)
Many different sites listed within the StorkNet family.
[Added 10/99; Updated 9/01]

First Candle (www.firstcandle.org)
Dedicated to helping parents cope after the death of thier baby from SIDS, Stillbirth and other Infant Death.
[Added 07/06]

Forever Our Angels (foreverourangels.tripod.com)
Hannah Stone writes and speaks on various topics of pregnancy loss. She is the author of "Forever Our Angels" and "Remembering Our Angels: Personal Stories of Healing from a Pregnancy Loss."
[Added July 2008]

Good Grief Rituals (www.nwlink.com/~gdgrief)
NOTE: Site no longer exists (checked April 12, 2009)
"Are you feeling sad and lost? Did you lose someone, something? Good Grief Rituals is about tools and rituals for dealing with change and loss. It is about grieving." There are some suggested activities to help deal with your grief; information on the book Good Grief Rituals and related workshops is also given.
[Added 10/99]

GriefNet (www.griefnet.org)
"GriefNet is an Internet community of persons dealing with grief, death, and major loss. We have 37 email support groups and two web sites."
[Added 10/00]

Grief Recovery On-line (www.groww.com)
"Here, on GROWW, you will find your partners in pain sharing their experience and strength. We have message boards, resource listings and secure chat rooms hosted by the most loving people on the internet for all who are grieving."
[Added 10/99]

Growth House, Inc. (www.growthhouse.org/natal.html)
Grief Related to Pregnancy and Infant Death. Rated listing of resources for infant loss on the net. Also has a chatroom, information about helping children grieve, other death directories, lesbian & gay family support (children's death as well as other issues).
[Added 10/99]

HAND: Helping After Neonatal Death (handonline.org)
HAND, which stands for Helping After Neonatal Death, is a non-profit, volunteer group founded in the early 1980's to provide support and information to bereaved parents, their families and friends following a miscarriage, stillbirth, or newborn death." Highlights of this site include a virtual quilt and on-line newsletter.
[Added 10/99]

Hello, Goodbye. (www.hellogoodbye.ca)
A site for those who have lost a baby. Information and support for sad parents, their friends and family.
[Added 12/01 : Updated Address 5/09/06]

HAND : Houston Aid in Neonatal Death (www.hand.net)
A Houston based pregnancy and infant loss support group for parents whose babies have died any time from conception through late infancy. Their mission is to help parents cope with feelings of grief and isolation which accompany the loss of a baby. Newsletters available online.
[Added 10/99 / Updated 01/16/2006]

Hannah's Prayer (www.hannah.org)
Hannah's Prayer desires to provide Christian based support and encouragement to couples around the world who are struggling with the pain of "fertility challenges" including infertility, pregnancy loss or early infant death. They also have a newsletter.
[Added 10/99]

A Heartbreaking Choice (www.aheartbreakingchoice.com)
For parents who interrupt a wanted pregnancy following poor prenatal diagnosis. With the increased use of prenatal testing, more and more families are faced with the devastating news that something is seriously or fatally wrong with their unborn baby. For those parents who choose to interrupt their pregnancies after poor prenatal diagnosis, there is very little in the way of support programs. With this site and the dedication of courageous parents willing to reach out, we hope to create a safe haven of encouragement and validation.
[Added 10/99; URL updated 9/01]

Heavenly Angels in Need (HeavenlyAngelsinNeed.com)
We give burial items for baby no matter how young. And memory boxes free to grieving families. We serve Nationally.
[Added 07/06]

Helping After Neonatal Death (HAND of the Peninsula) (www.handsupport.org/)
Support for families experiencing the loss of a baby before, during or after birth.
[Added 1/27/01]

HOPE (www.geocities.com/Heartland/Shores/1275)
Christian Based - Caring support & information for families enduring neonatal loss.
[Added 10/00]

Hoping Skills Company (www.HopingSkillsCompany.com)
We offer hope and healing to children and adults dealing with serious illness, grief and loss. Our special keepsakes, designed by a bereaved mother and child life specialist, encourage self-expression with special items for comfort, guidance and memorialization. We also have free online resources and comprehensive booklets to help children cope. Toll Free: 1-888-815-HOPE (4673) / Email: Hoping.Skills@verizon.net.
[Added 01/16/2006]

Hygeia (www.hygeia.org)
Hygeia Foundation for Perinatal Loss and Bereavement, Inc. Its mission: To assuage the hurt and the pain...the grieving and ther sorrow...which accompanies the loss of a pregnancy or newborn child. Included are: a resource center, poetry, memories & mementos, stories.
[Added 10/99]

Infants Remembered In Silence, Inc. (IRIS) (www.irisremembers.com)
IRIS was founded in 1987 and works with bereaved parents, family and friends who have had an early pregnancy death, stillbirth, neo-natal death, or child die from birth defects, illness, accidents, and all other forms of infant and/or early childhood death. IRIS is a 501(c)3 non-profit org.
[Added 01/16/2006]

KidsAid (www.kidsaid.com)
Part of GriefNet ~ A place for children to share their losses.
[Added 10/00]

Lost but not Forgotten (pub89.ezboard.com/blostbutnotforgotten79779)
This is a message board for the discussion of miscarriage, stillbirth and infant loss.
NOTE: Since I am not a registered member, I cannot verify the content of this message board; please proceed with caution.
[Added 02/02]

M.I.S.S. (Mothers In Sympathy & Support (www.misschildren.org)
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 and infant death from any cause including SIDS, congenital anomalies, trisomy 13. Grief education for parents and professionals is our main focus.
My NOTE: This site is packed with so much information; you can be there for hours.
[Added 10/99]

Missing GRACE Organization (www.missingGRACE.org)
The Missing GRACE Organization serves to help families on their journey through pregnancy and infant loss, infertility and adoption. We provide support and resources to aid individuals as they Grieve, Restore, Arise, Commemorate and Educate. Further, we commit to make available educational opportunities that will help bring about awareness and prevention of stillbirth.
[Added 07/06]

Mommies Enduring Neonatal Death (www.mend.org)
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 and offer a way to share experiences and information through meetings, the bi-monthly newsletter, and our Internet web site.
[Added 10/99]

A Mother's Grief (www.amothersgrief.com)
NOTE: Site no longer exists (checked April 12, 2009)
A place for grieving mothers to come together and talk about their loss. This site offers various ways of support including a Chat Room, Message Board, Memorial Wall, Poems & Quotes, a place to post your entire story, and always someone to talk to.
[Added April 5, 2005]

Memory-Of.com (www.stillborn-angels.memory-of.com)
Warning: Music Plays (turn speakers down if you need to have your space quiet)
Please visit www.stillborn-angels.memory-of.com to post pictures of your little angel, leave messages of hope, and to light candles of tribute. Today and everyday, our thoughts and prayers are with all of you whose lives have been forever changed by the loss of a little one.
[Added July 2008]

The Missing Footprints Foundation (www.missingfootprints.org)
NOTE: Site no longer exists (checked April 12, 2009)
An Oklahoma founded Pregnancy and Infant Loss Foundation helping to bring comfort and support to parents and families in need. Our purpose is to supply hospitals with bears to be given to parents of stillborn children, neonatal losses and miscarriages. Along with the teddy bears is a simple card which we have attached to the bear to direct the recipients to our website which offers a chat room, forum, and links to resources. Our goal is to deliver bears to hospitals to ensure that no mother will leave the hospital empty handed. While the bear does not replace the lost child, it does let the parents know that someone cares.
[Added July 2008]

National SHARE Office (www.nationalshareoffice.com)
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support, Inc. All of SHARE's information packets, correspondence, and support is free of charge for bereaved parents. We also publish a bi-monthly newsletter that is available to bereaved parents, free of charge for the first year thanks to The Employees Community Fund of Boeing-St. Louis. Some incredible links which include Perinatal Loss Statistics from 1996 and Feelings of Fathers. Newsletter, Materials, Message Board.
[Added 10/99]

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep/Infant Bereavement Photography (www.nowilaymedowntosleep.org)
NOW I LAY ME DOWN TO SLEEP gently provides a helping hand and a healing heart to parents experiencing (at any stage) the death of an infant. NILMDTS offers a vital service to our communities. For families overcome by grief and pain, the idea of photographing their baby may not immediately occur to them. Offering gentle and beautiful photography and videography services in a compassionate and sensitive manner is the heart of this organization. The soft, gentle heirloom photographs of these beautiful babies are an important part of the healing process. They allow families to honor and cherish their babies, and share the spirits of their lives.
[Added 01/16/2006]

Net Angels (talk.to/Net_Angels)
NOTE: Site no longer exists (checked April 12, 2009)
Net Angels is a group for anyone who has lost a child or baby no matter how old they were or how they passed away. We are a support group not just for parents but for relatives, also. We are a very active group who care a lot about each other and like to help other people. If you would like to learn more about us, please look at our homepage (you can also join our e-mail support group from there). “Who else can soften the pain of another, then he who has suffered himself?” ~Thomas Jefferson
[Added 3/22/01]

Over the Rainbow Online (www.miscellaneous.ca/otronline)
Warning: Music Plays (turn speakers down if you need to have your space quiet)
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support. There is so much to see and do at this site. You can order a "Certificate of Dignity," too.
[Added 6/7/00 ~ Updated 01/16/2006]

Missing Grace (www.MissingGrace.com)
In honor of the precious life of our daughter Grace McVicar who was born asleep on December 20, 2001. In creating this website it is our mission to help bereaved parents who are grieving after the loss of a baby and to also help those who are pregnant to prevent the tragedy of a stillbirth. We are here to provide support, along with helpful resources that may help prevent a stillbirth. We hope Grace's web site will offer comfort, hope and encouragement for those who have been afflicted by the pain of losing a baby at any stage of development.
[Added 01/16/2006]

Pain, Heartache, and Hope (www.pain-heartache-hope.com)
NOTE: Site no longer exists (checked April 12, 2009)
Memorial and Support website for miscarriage, stillbirth, and loss of a child. On-line book with true stories of real women coping with loss and infertility.
[Added 3/22/01]

thepanicrooms.com (www.thepanicrooms.com)
NOTE: Site no longer exists (checked April 12, 2009)
This is a brand new site that provides emotional support for people in crisis. A specific topic for grief and loss is included in the site. There is a subscription fee but this is to cover costs and to pay the online trained listeners. Any money left over is donated to charity, the members can vote for the charity they would like the money to go to.
[Added 01/16/2006 : Seems to be gone 5/9/06]

Perinatal Bereavement Services Ontario (www.pbso.ca)
Perinatal Bereavement Services Ontario is a registered charity committed to providing bereavement support services to families who have experienced a miscarriage, medical termination, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or infant death. In addition, PBSO provides educational programs and support to health care professionals and the general public about perinatal loss.
[Added 9/01]

Perinatal Hospice (perinatalhospice.org)
If you are here because of a prenatal diagnosis that indicates your baby likely will die before or after birth, we are so sorry. Perhaps you are considering continuing your pregnancy and embracing whatever time you may be able to have with your baby, even if that time is only before birth, while your baby is cradled safely inside of you. Please know that support is available and that you are not alone. Parents who have traveled this path before you have found that it can be a beautiful, profoundly meaningful, and healing journey.
They will be offering a book, A Gift of Time: Continuing a Pregnancy with a Terminal Prenatal Diagnosis, authored by Amy Kuebelbeck along with developmental psychologist Deborah L. Davis, Ph.D., author of a number of excellent books including Empty Cradle, Broken Heart: Surviving the Death of Your Baby. We are currently inviting parents who have experienced this journey to share their stories for this book. More information about the book, as well as a downloadable questionnaire for parents, can be found through the Web site above. In addition, Amy has authored her own book, Waiting with Gabriel: A Story of Cherishing a Baby’s Brief Life.
[Added July 2008]

A Place to Remember (www.aplacetoremember.com)
Committed to publishing and providing uplifting support materials and resources for those who have been touched by a crisis in pregnancy or the death of a baby. A forum in a bulletin board type format is available.
[Added 10/99]

Pre-Eclampsia, Eclampsia, & HELLP Syndrome Info & Support (www.pre-eclampsia.co.uk/)
This site also has many true stories, many ending with the sad loss of a baby. It also has an Email Support Group on these subjects.
[Added 10/99; URL updated 9/01]

Reflections on Miscarriage and Stillbirth (www.geocities.com/koinee) and He is MY Baby, too! (www.geocities.com/darrenglen)
Helping women to understand why men react the way that they do after the death of their baby. Tips on coping with Grief. This site is one positive result of healing in Grief after the Stillbirth death of my son Darren.
MY NOTE: This daddy has been courageous in sharing his feelings. I feel this daddy's two sites are so important that I have also included them in the Father's area below so that it will, hopefully, not be missed.
[Added 01/16/2006]

Remembered Forever (www.remembered-forever.org)
This site offers users the chance to create a personalized online memorial for their lost loved ones. You can add photos, memories, videos, tributes, stories and even light virtual candles in remembrance.
[Added July 2008]

SHARE Atlanta (www.shareatlanta.org)
For parents who have experienced pregnancy or neo-natal loss (Ectopic, Miscarriage, Midterm, Third Term, Neo-Natal Loss). A helpful resource for family, friends and caregivers touched by this kind of loss.
[Added 10/99]

The Scarborough Hospital Grace Division (www.tsh.to/patients/pat_ps_fcm_bsg.aspx)
The Pastoral Care Department of the Hospital offers a comprehensive perinatal loss program including making mementos (e.g., handprints) at the time of loss, a grief group for parents, and a memorial service for cremated remains of miscarried and aborted fetuses. Toronto, Ontario.
[Added 11/00; URL updated 9/01; URL updated 01/06]

SIDS Network (www.sids-network.org)
A very large site full of lots and lots of information on SIDS and some on other infant death."
[Added 10/99]

SPALS: Subsequent Pregnancy After Loss (www.spals.com)
SPALS is a warm and compassionate 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." In addition to information given on the page, there is a SPALS list people can join.
[Added 10/99; URL updated 9/01]

Support After Loss (www.freewebs.com/supportafterlossuk)
We are a support site for anyone who has experienced the devestating loss of a baby,either during pregnancy or as a neo-natal loss.It is a site set up and run by bereaved parents.We have a chat-room and a forum aimed at ofering the maximum support available to our members.
[Added July 2008]

Teenage Pregnancy Loss Support (www.angelfire.com/poetry/lilyangelteenloss/)
I lost my darling baby daughter, as a teenage mother at 17, Lily Natalie Anne, to miscarriage in August of 2006. While I am still dealing with the loss, it is achieveable to start again and move on. Although, over the months, I have found that there is a servere lack of support for teens who suffer from miscarriage, or indeed any other type of pregnancy or infant loss. This is why I began Teenage Loss Suppport While this is just a very rough 'beginning', feel free to email me it you need someone to talk to, question or just vent.
[Added July 2008]

WiSSP: Wisconsin Stillbirth Service Program (www.wisc.edu/wissp)
Dedicated to serving families who experience the tragedy of stillbirth and the professionals who care for them, in Wisconsin and throughout the world. WiSSP is a part of the University of Wisconsin's Clinical Genetics Center, located at the Waisman Center in Madison. WiSSP is a community-based, University-supported model for the investigation of the causes of stillbirth." Read on-line copies of their newsletter, WiSSPers.
[Added 10/99]


Reflections on Miscarriage and Stillbirth (www.geocities.com/koinee) and He is MY Baby, too! (www.geocities.com/darrenglen)
Helping women to understand why men react the way that they do after the death of their baby. Tips on coping with Grief. This site is one positive result of healing in Grief after the Stillbirth death of my son Darren.
MY NOTE: This daddy has been courageous in sharing his feelings. I feel this daddy's two sites are so important that I have also included them in the resources above so that it will, hopefully, not be missed.
[Added 01/16/2006]

A Place for Dads (www.misschildren.org/family/dads/)
From the M.I.S.S. site, this are is just for dads.
[Added 10/99; updated 9/01; URL updated 01/16/2006]

Lamenting Sons: Fathers and Grief (members.tripod.com/~LifeGard/index-4.html)
Although this site was created by a father whose son died of suicide, this father tells all about his feelings and the truth about parental grief. Absolutely incredible, incredible site. I highly recommend this site.
[Added 10/99]

Survey for Dads (fly.to/OperationAngel)
NOTE: The survey appears to still be open (checked April 12, 2009).
From this main page, you'll see a link to the survey right under the introduction.
[Added 9/01]

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miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, pregnancy termination (abortion)
stillbirth, neonatal death, and/or infant death


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