Sunday, January 25, 2009

Contact Info for Pregnancy Loss

Here are a few resources for those with stillbirth, neonatal loss or miscarriage.

SUPPORT GROUPS

HAND -- Helping After Neonatal Death
Detailed online resources and newsletter; www.handonline.org.

PAM - Pregnancy After Miscarriage
Chat rooms, forums and mailing lists for those who are pregnant, trying to get pregnant or have had a baby after a loss; www.pamsupport.net.

SAND - Support After Neonatal Death
Local support groups in San Francisco/Bay Area; (415) 282-7330. Grupo Amparo (Spanish); (415) 764-0211. In the East Bay; (510) 204-1571; www.sfsand.com

SHARE -- A Source of Help in Airing and Resolving Experiences
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group – Online and local support after a loss, including monthly meetings for subsequent pregnancies; (800) 821-6819, www.nationalshareoffice.com

SPALS - Subsequent Pregnancy After a Loss Support
An online member support and resource group, www.spals.com

Compassionate Friends
National and local groups for families who have lost a child of any age; (877) 969-0010, www.compassionatefriends.com.

A Heartbreaking Choice:
Resources, stories and support for those who have terminated pregnancies due to genetic abnormalities, www.aheartbreakingchoice.com

Pregnancy After Loss
San Francisco-based support group. Call Cherie Golant; (415) 600-2229, e-mail, cpmcnewborn@sutterhealth.org.

Journey of Hearts
An online healing place for anyone grieving a loss.
www.journeyofhearts.org


ORGANIZATIONS
International Stillbirth Alliance
Nonprofit coalition of stillbirth groups, www.stillbirthalliance.org.

First Candle/SIDS Alliance
National network of health care providers, parents, caregivers and researchers working on infant mortality. Online resources, links to research and bereavement guidelines; (800) 221-7437, www.firstcandle.org.

M.I.S.S. Foundation
International nonprofit organization offering support, educational programs and legislative action; (888)455-6477, www.missfoundation.org. Nationwide campaign to pass the Missing Angels Bill, a state-by-state push to issue modified birth certificates for stillbirths; www.missingangelsbill.org.

The Missing Angel Foundation
Stillbirth education and awareness; online poetry and photo gallery, chat room, www.missingangel.org; 602 216-6600

PLIDA -- Pregnancy loss and infant death alliance
A nationwide, collective community of parents and health care professionals. www.plida.org

Missing Grace Foundation
Resources and support for pregnancy loss, infant loss, infertility or adoption; (763) 497-0709, www.missinggrace.org.

National Stillbirth Society
Nonprofit parent-based group focused on raising awareness and preventing stillbirths through advocacy, education and activism; www.stillnomore.org.

Hygeia Foundation
Institute for perinatal loss and bereavement, www.hygeia.org.

March of Dimes
Working on five-year campaign to expand research, health education and services related to preterm birth, www.marchofdimes.com.


The Centering Corporation
Grief resources, books and materials; (402) 553-1200, www.centering.org.

Grief Watch
Resources for bereaved families and professional caregivers; (503) 284-7426
www.griefwatch.com

A Place to Remember
Support materials and resources for those who have been
touched by a crisis in pregnancy or the death of a baby; www.aplacetoremember.com

Bereavement Services
Offers RTS (Resolve Through Sharing) training program; www.bereavementservices.org


Organizations Outside the United States

Canada
The Compassionate Friends
1-866-823-0141
www.tcfcanada.net

The United Kingdom
The Compassionate Friends
53 North Street,
Bristol BS3 1EN,
United Kingdom
0845 123 2304
www.tcf.org.uk

SANDS (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society)
Sands
28 Portland Place
London
W1B 1LY
England
020 7436 7940
www.uk-sands.org

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