Resources for Bereaved Parents

Remembrance Resources

The Angel Gown Program – http://www.nicuhelpinghands.org/resources/resources-for-bereaved-parents/

Provides comfort for bereaved families through the gift of a beautiful custom made gown for final photos and for burial services.

Bridget’s Cradles – http://www.bridgetscradles.com

Provides hand-made knitted and crocheted cradles to hospitals to offer to families whose babies were born into Heaven in the second trimester of pregnancy.

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleephttp://www.nowilaymedowntosleep.com

Provides free rememberance photography to families grieving the loss of a baby.

Molly Bears – http://www.mollybears.com

Creates weighted teddy bears for families coping with any form of infant loss.

Butterfly Footprints – http://www.butterflyfootprints.com

Creates a special memorial keepsake for parents who have lost a baby.

Support Resources

Still Standing Mag – http://www.stillstandingmag.com

An online magazine dedicated to supporting bereaved parents.

Still Mothers – http://www.stillmothers.com

Provides support for mothers who are dealing with loss that do not have any living children. (They also have a few different private support groups on Facebook, for those with living children and without.)

The On Coming Alive Project – http://www.oncomingalive.com

Stories of hope and rising from the ashes. There are many stories about dealing with the loss of a child here.

Grieving Dadshttp://www.grievingdads.com

Provides support for bereaved fathers.

Sufficient Grace Ministries – http://www.sufficientgraceministries.org

Offers a comprehensive list of support options for bereaved parents, and parents currently carrying a baby with a life-limiting diagnosis.

Perinatal Hospice and Palliative Care – http://www.perinatalhospice.org/

Provides support for families who are continuing a pregnancy even though their baby’s life is expected to be brief. Also provides resources to families choosing palliative care at birth.

**There are also a few people and organizations that I have been following on social media who have been incredibly inspiring. They are Franchesca Cox, Lexi Behrndt (Scribbles & Crumbs), CarlyMarie, Luminous Light Studio, A Bed for my Heart, and All That Love Can Do. There are many, many more and this is a quick list of a few favorites.

Music

I will carry you – Selah

Almost – Rebekah Garvin

Small Bump – Ed Sheeran

Thy Will – Hillary Scott

Books

I Will Carry You by Angie Smith

Waiting with Gabriel: A story of cherishing a baby’s brief life by Amy Kuebelbeck

Empty Cradle: Surviving the death of your baby by Deborah L. Davis

Grieving the Child I Never Knew by Kathe Wunnenberg

 You are the Mother of All Mothers by Angela Miller

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