SUPPORT LINKS:

The following are websites that provide information and support for families having experienced the loss of a pregnancy or newborn infant. As our foundation continues to grow, we are hopeful that this list will expand to provide even more support to the bereaved parent community.

The Missing Alexis Foundation

Northern Kentucky Walk to Remember

The MISS Foundation

First Candle

The March of Dimes

October 15th National PAIL Day

Center of Loss in Multiple Birth

Pregnancy Loss Ribbons

Grief and Loss memorial artwork

My Forever Child

Baby Loss Kit

A Silent Grief

Cincinnati Children's Medical Center - Perinatal Hospice Program

RECOMMENDED READING:

Many books have come into print regarding the loss of a baby. Below are the ones found to have been most helpful:

FOR THE NEWLY BEREAVED:

Mommy Please Don't Cry by Linda Deymaz and Laurie Snow Hein

Empty Cradle, Broken Heart by Deborah L. Davis, Ph.D.

Empty Arms by Pam Vredevelt

What's Heaven? by Maria Shriver

Free to Grieve by Maureen Rank

A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis

Experiencing Grief by H. Norman Wright

* The Shack by William P. Young

* Let in the Light: Facing the hard stuff with Hope by Patricia Livingston

Help, Comfort, and Hope After Losing Your Baby in Pregnancy or the First Year by Hannah Lothrop

A Piece of My Heart: Living Through the Grief of Miscarriage, Stillbirth, or Infant Death
by Molly Fumia

Surviving Pregnancy Loss : A Complete Sourcebook for Women and Their Families by Rochelle Friedman, Bonnie Gradstein

When a Baby Dies: The Experience of Late Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Neonatal Death by Nancy Kohner and Alix Henley

An Empty Cradle A Full Heart by Christine O’Keeffe Lafser

* I’ll Hold You In Heaven : Healing and Hope for the Parent Who Has Lost a Child Through Miscarriage, Stillbirth, Abortion or Early Infant Death by Jack Hayford

Empty Arms: Coping with Miscarriage, Stillbirth and infant Death by Sherokee Ilse

Morning Will Come by Sandy Day

A Silent Sorrow: Pregnancy Loss: Guidance and Support for You and Your Family by Ingrid Kohn and Perry-Lynn Moffitt with Isabelle A Wilkins MD

* When Bad Things Happen to Good People by Harold S. Kushner

*Denotes religious/spiritual discussion

FOR THOSE FAMILIES CONSIDERING A SUBSEQUENT PREGNANCY AFTER A LOSS:

Trying Again by Deborah Davis, Ph.D.

Pregnancy After a Loss by Carol Cirulli Lanham

IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE ARE STRUGGLING WITH FEELINGS OF DEPRESSION OR THOUGHTS OF SUICIDE, PLEASE VISIT THE :
 
NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE

OR BY TELEPHONE AT:
1-800-273-8255