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Books

 

Grieving the Child I Never Knew By Kathe Wunnenberg

A Devotional Companion for Comfort in the Loss of Your Unborn Or Newly Born Child

 

Empty Arms By Pam Vredevelt

Hope and support for those who have suffered miscarriage, stillbirth or tubal pregnancy

 

I’ll Hold You in Heaven By Jack Hayford

Healing/hope for parents who have lost a child due to miscarriage, stillbirth, abortion, or early infant death.

 

Heaven is For Real By Todd Burpo & Lynn Vincent

A little boy’s story of his trip to Heaven and back

 

Baby Dust By Deanna Roy

Based on the stories of dozens of real survivors, Baby Dust is a moving tribute to the strength of mothers who must endure this impossible loss.

 

Grieving Dads – To the Brink and Back By Kelly Farley

This book is about what happens to fathers after the death of a child. Through the candid stories from grieving dads from all walks of life, this book offers compassionate companionship from fellow members of, in the haunting words of one dad I interviewed, “this terrible, terrible club”.

 

Shining Through the Grief – Memoirs of Emma’s Mom By Meredith Duke

A personal memoir to understand how one family was able to find the light of God through their darkest hours.

 

We Were Gonna Have a Baby but We Had an Angel Instead   By  Pat Schwiebert

This is a book to help children confront and manage grief over the loss of a young sibling. It can help you let your children know that the baby that was lost can still be remembered in a special way.

 

Still Standing - an online magazine embracing life after loss after infertility.

Websites

Remembering Our Babies, Oct. 15th 

The Official Site of Pregnancy Loss and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

Healing Hearts, Baby Loss Comfort 

Site includes a multitude of grief resources and allows you to pay tribute to your baby.

 

A Heartbreaking Choice 

For parents who have interrupted a wanted pregnancy following poor prenatal diagnosis

 

Waiting With Love 

This site is in support of families who choose to carry to term after a fatal fetal diagnosis

 

Still Birthday

The mission of the stillbirthday global network is to validate a pregnancy loss as the birth, and death, that it is, and to fill the chasm between the moment darkness falls and when resources are discovered

 

Facts about Miscarriage 

A local Austin website that features topics ranging from causes of miscarriage, to prevention, to when to try again for a new pregnancy.

 

American Pregnancy Association 

This is a national health organization committed to promoting reproductive and pregnancy wellness through education, research, advocacy, and community awareness.

 

Share Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support, Inc. 

Their mission is to serve those whose lives are touched by the tragic death of a baby through early pregnancy loss, stillbirth or in the first few months of life.

 

Grieving Dads Project 

This project is designed to reach out to all bereaved dads and to provide a conduit to share their stories.

 

March of Dimes 

This national organization helps moms have full-term pregnancies and research the problems that threaten the health of babies.

First Candle 

A national nonprofit health organization uniting parents, caregivers and researchers nationwide with government, business and community service groups to advance infant health and survival.

 

Zoe Rose Memorial Foundation 

Offers diverse and continually growing services to educate, support, connect, comfort and empower families of micro preemies.

 

Cord Blood Center 

Organization is dedicated to promoting the benefits of cord blood banking. Umbilical cord blood has helped children survive over 80 diseases including leukemia, lymphoma, and anemia and is now being used in older patients. Our mission is to help others understand how they can benefit and help save the lives of sick children in need.

 

The Center for Help & Hope 

A non-profit corporation organized to support families during life challenges such as separation, divorce, parenting, and the loss of a loved one.

Faces of Loss

Faces of Hope, Putting a Face on Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Infant Loss

Remembrances

Angel Piggies

A beautiful piece of artwork created from the tiny footprint of your angel.  A copy of it can be scanned to one of these talented artists and they will turn the footprint into an angel.  This is probably my most prized memorial item of Luke.  Angel Piggies is a division of Piggies and Paws – www.piggiesandpaws.com.  Angel artists:  Shea Corsetti:  scorsetti@piggiesandpaws.com and Nicole Medina:  nmedina@piggiesandpaws.com. 

 

Braden's Butterflies

A non-profit organization dedicated to providing live butterflies to families of perinatal loss. These butterflies are intended to be released by the family as a memorial to their lost little one. 

Firefly Photo Jewelry 

A friend recently gave me a beautiful necklace from this website.

 

James Avery 

They have beautiful, simple Remembrance Rings that you can customize with your child’s birthstone.  You can also engrave the inside of the ring as desired.

 

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep 

The NILMDTS mission statement is to introduce remembrance photography to parents suffering the loss of a baby with the gift of professional portraiture.  We believe these images serve as an important step in the family’s healing process by honoring their child’s legacy.  

Carly Marie Project Heal

Helping women find what heals their hearts after experiencing grief + trauma after the death of their baby or child.  

Brush Strokes Pottery

A ceramic heart meant to be a symbol of remembrance and peace, each heart includes the first name of a loved one in your life on the front, while the back includes the inscription “holding you in my heart.  

Etsy & Pinterest
Search using words like pregnancy loss, infant loss, stillbirth, miscarriage, etc.  to find a lot of beautiful remembrance items such as jewelry, artwork, quotes and more.  

Funeral Resources

Heaven’s Gain, LLC 

Specializes in providing small baby caskets and burial products for families suffering the loss of a child through miscarriage, stillbirth, or preemie death.

Angel Names Association 

Charitably organized to assist families of stillborn children through programs designed to provide financial assistance for end-of-life expenses and counseling services, as well as funding for stillbirth research.

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