Below are organizations that provide information and various means of support after a loss. If you know of additional organizations, or platforms, offering support, please use our “contact + connect.” page to get in touch with us.
A fellow Sad Dad and his partner started this project in honor of their son Parker John. A beautiful tribute where they supply matching blankets to the parents, and angel babies, at the same hospital where their son was born.
“Pregnancy after loss is a unique experience of grief and joy that requires recognition from family, friends, peers, and professionals. PALS supports courageous mamas pregnant again after a loss through connection with peers, awareness in the community, education of providers, and advocacy around the world.”
“Count the Kicks is an evidence-based campaign that teaches expectant parents about the importance of tracking fetal movements. It was founded on the belief that stillbirths and poor birth outcomes are preventable. By providing stillbirth prevention education and resources, they improve care and empower expectant parents to advocate for themselves and their baby. We will bravely push for systemic change, speak truth to power, and not shy away from difficult conversations, meetings and decisions.”
How Best to Cope with Grief in Recovery
Recently published education guide to help the public understand how best to cope with grief including information on how grief can trigger addictions.
“RTZ is the nonprofit organization that developed organically as a result of the film’s positive impact. It is a community of bereaved families and their health providers who are transforming the culture of pregnancy and infant loss through awareness, education, and support.”
“Stillbirth research and education nonprofit includes support for expectant mothers who have suffered stillbirth or other infant loss.”
Pregnancy Loss and Infant Death Alliance
“PLIDA’s mission is to promote the highest quality of consistent evidence-based perinatal bereavement care for all families who experience the death of a baby. We express this mission through professional continued education, the establishment of Position Statements and practice guidelines, unified responses to issues in the media or legislation, and by creating a network for professionals to share questions, resources, insight, and support.”
Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Foundation
“NILMDTS offers the gift of healing, hope, and honor to parents experiencing the death of a baby through the overwhelming power of remembrance portraits. Professional-level photographers volunteer their time to conduct an intimate portrait session, capturing the only moments parents spend with their babies. Parents are gifted with delicately retouched heirloom black and white portraits free of charge.”
RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association
“All people challenged in their family building journey should reach their resolution by being empowered by knowledge, supported by community, united by advocacy, and inspired to act.”
Birth Injury Center’s mission is to assist anyone who has been affected by a birth injury, and our website is a compilation of information around the different types of injuries. Did you know that stillbirths are the 5th leading cause of death worldwide? Much more about our organization, and the information we wrote about this global problem, available on our site.