Experiencing the loss of a pregnancy, infant, or child brings unimaginable pain and grief, and can make you feel alone and lost. We want you to know that there are good resources for your loss and grief that provide non-judgmental support, information, and connection with others. We’ve listed some below and hope that you find them useful. Please visit our local support page to find resources near you or email us at email@example.com.
If you are recovering from the loss of a loved one due to suicide, please visit our resource page dedicated to the memory of those we have lost.
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group
Our online Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support group provides connection for mothers grieving the loss of their baby. Led by PSI trained facilitators, this group helps bereaved mothers find support as well as provides useful information and resources to help them navigate the pain of their loss. Losing a baby can be a lonely experience and this group helps provide an avenue for healing and hope. We are here to help.
Discussion Tool for Parents Experiencing Loss
As many as 1 in 7 moms (1 in 10 dads) experience symptoms of depression and anxiety during the postpartum period. People of every age, income level, race and culture can develop Perinatal Mood Disorders (PMDs) during pregnancy and within the first year after delivery. Parents who are grieving the loss of a child may experience many of these symptoms, which is a normal part of the grieving process. If the symptoms worsen or persist for longer than two weeks you may be experiencing a mood disorder. This tool can help track your symptoms and be a resource to help you discuss them with your medical provider. Being your own advocate is okay and you deserve to be well.
There are many different treatment options available for treating perinatal mood disorders including peer support, therapy, and medication. Finding a provider can be daunting. The provider directory link directs you to providers who identify as knowledgeable and competent in treating individuals who have experienced loss.
- Black Infant Memorial www.blackinfantmemorial.com
- Compassionate Friends www.compassionatefriends.org
- Exhale: an After-Abortion Hotline www.4exhale.org 1-866-439–4253
- Glow (for babylost mothers and fathers) www.glowinthewoods.com
- Griefwatch (for perinatal loss) www.griefwatch.com
- Grieve Out Loud www.grieveoutloud.org
- Georgetown University – Emotional Healing after a Miscarriage: A Guide for Women, Partners, Family and Friends
- March of Dimes www.marchofdimes.com/Baby/loss.html
- Miscarriage for Men www.miscarriageformen.com
- Miscarriage Matters www.mymiscarriagematters.org
- MISS Foundation www.misschildren.org
- Pregnancy Loss Directory www.pregnancylossdirectory.com/
- Return to Zero Return to Zero Center for Healing
- Return to Zero: HOPE – Support for LGBTQIA+ families with this link https://rtzhope.org/lgbtq
- RESOLVE through Sharing www.bereavementservices.org – for providers
- SHARE Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support www.nationalshare.org
- Solace for Mothers (Birth Trauma & Recovery) www.solaceformothers.org
- Star Legacy Foundation – support groups www.starlegacyfoundation.org/support-groups
- Tears Foundation www.thetearsfoundation.org
These links are provided for your convenience and are not under the control of Postpartum Support International, and are not intended as an endorsement or an affiliation by Postpartum Support International of the organization or individual so linked or named.
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Specialized Coordinators
We offer support to individuals and families who lost a pregnancy or baby too soon. These tragic losses can often be isolating and filled with unanswered questions and many mixed and complex emotions. PSI’s perinatal loss and bereavement coordinators are here to provide a safe place to talk and provide you with resources to gain the support you need during this time.
To connect with one of the Specialized Coordinators for Loss below, complete this form and one will reach out to you within 48 hours.
601-706-9082 (call or text) | firstname.lastname@example.org
630-400-3462 (call or text) | Jenmariecromer@gmail.com
404-906-7676 (call or text) | isabellePSIloss@gmail.com
570-221-7759 (call or text) | email@example.com
Stephanie is on leave until May 23.
442-222-8144 (call or text) | firstname.lastname@example.org
Alicia is on leave.