Sources of support

You can get advice, reassurance, and support from the following organisations. Most of them have information you can read about what is going on for you; along with helplines, places to chat online (including forums and email)

 

Miscarriage (early and late)

Miscarriage Association

The Miscarriage Manual

March of Dimes Miscarriage Guide

Miscarriage (Reddit’s miscarriage conversations)

Miscarriage Association of Ireland

 

Antenatal testing

Antenatal Results and Choices

A Heartbreaking Choice

Contact A Family

 

Ectopic pregnancy

Ectopic Pregnancy Trust

March of Dimes’ Ectopic Pregnancy Guide

Miscarriage Association’s Ectopic Pregnancy Guide

 

Molar Pregnancy

Molar pregnancy support and information

Miscarriage Association’s Molar Pregnancy Guide

 

Premature delivery and pre-eclampsia

Action on Pre-Eclampsia

Little Heartbeats (preterm prelabour rupture of membranes)

 

Stillbirth

SANDS

SANDS Northern Ireland

SANDS Australia

Babyloss

Aching Arms

Towards Tomorrow Together

Hope After Loss

Something Precious (small baby burial clothes)

HAND (Help After Neonatal Death)

Mommies Enduring Neonatal Death (MEND)

Norwegian SIDS and Stillbirth Society

Still Project

Star Legacy Foundation

March of Dimes’ Stillbirth Guide

International Stillbirth Alliance

Stillbirth Stories

Return to Zero, Hope

Life After Loss

Beyond Bea

Stillbirth Centre of Research Excellence

The Stillbirth Foundation Australia

From the Other Chair

A journey of footsteps

Féileacáin (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Association of Ireland – SANDAI)

First Breath

 

All baby loss (miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, and stillbirth support)

ThePinksnBlues

Tommy’s

The Pink Elephants Support Network

Centre for Loss in Multiple Births (CLIMB)

Infants Remembered in Silence (IRIS)

MISS Foundation

A place to remember

AMEND (Aiding Mothers and Fathers Experiencing Neonatal Death)

Babies Remembered

Love and Loss Project

Saying Goodbye

A bed for my heart

Child Death Families Finland

SHARE Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support

Petals Charity

Charlies Angels Centre

Still A Mum

 

For partners

Shoebox of Memories

Miscarriage Association’s resources for partners

SANDS United

 

Twins and multiples

TAMBA

Irish Multiple Births Association

 

Preemies and Neonatal

Lullaby Trust

Bliss

Leo’s Neonatal

Irish Premature Babies

 

Grief and bereavement

Capture your grief (actions for October – Baby Loss Awareness Month)

Good Grief Trust

Cruse Bereavement Care

Grieving Parents Support Network

Anam Cara

 

Maternity, rights, and justice

White Ribbon Alliance

Black Mamas Matter Alliance

National Bereavement Care Pathway

Jhpiego

Black Women Birthing Justice

Mama Academy

Kicks Count

Aims Ireland

 

Infertility and childlessness

Gateway Women

Still Standing (Child loss and infertility)

Missing GRACE Organisation

Silent Sorority

Walk In Our Shoes

Fertility Network UK

 

Pregnant after loss

Pregnancy After Loss

Subsequent Pregnancy After Loss (SPALS)

Miscarriage Association’s Pregnant After Miscarriage

 

Pre and Postnatal Depression and Anxiety

PANDAs

PNDandMe

Postnatal Depression Ireland

Postpartum Depression Kenya

 

Birth Trauma

Birth Trauma Association

 

Mental health

Mental Health America’s African American Mental Health Resources

Black Girls Smile

The Siwe Project

Black Girl Mental Health

California Black Women’s Health Project

Sister Circle Collective

Therapy for Black Girls

African American Health Providers

 

Self harm and suicide

Samaritans

Suicide Prevention Resource Centre

 

Self care

The Black Girl Bravado

The Black Girl Healing Project Podcast

Tiffany Sostar

 

Social media chats

If you want to chat with other people about your experiences, or just tune in to other conversations with people like you, the following chats on Twitter may be comforting. They’re open to anyone, you just turn up at the time of the chat – find them by their hashtag – and either contribute or follow along. All of these chats last for an hour and start at 8pm GMT.

Sundays – #PANDAShr (postnatal anxiety and depression chat with PANDAS) and #childlesshour (run by Walk In Our Shoes)

Mondays – #FastLossChat (discussions about first and second trimester loss run by Catherine MacLennan of The Pinks n Blues)

Tuesdays – #BabyLossHour (a rotating curated discussion, organised by Jess from The Legacy of Leo)

Wednesdays – #PNDHour (conversations about pre and postnatal illness hosted by Rosie from PND and Me) and #NICUHour (discussions about babies in NICU and their families hosted by Leo’s Neonatal)

 

Special events and occasions

These are day, week and month-long activities aimed at raising awareness of babyloss and related issues. You may want to mark them by hosting or joining an event, or by following what others are doing. Some people find these very reassuring and an occasion that brings relief or an opportunity to grieve and remember. Others avoid them if they are particularly upsetting or triggery.

June SANDS awareness month

SeptemberWorld Childless Week     Pre and Postnatal Awareness Week    Sexual Health Week     World Suicide Prevention Day

OctoberBaby Loss Awareness Week (see also October 15th) World Mental Health Day (10th)

December –  and Lights of Love