Star Legacy Foundation


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  • National Telephone Support Line
    • Our support line is staffed by certified grief counselors who have personal experience with pregnancy and infant loss.
    • This support line is not intended for medical emergencies. Please dial 911 if your or a loved one are in a life-threatening situation.
    • 952.715.7731; ext 1
  • Peer Support
    • Would you like to talk to someone who has had a similar loss?
    • Phone, email, and text support available nationwide
    • In-person support, including in-hospital support, available in Minnesota and New York Metro
    • Contact us at 952.715.7731 ext 2 or
  • Support Groups
    • Star Legacy Foundation provides live, online support groups for families who have experienced a perinatal loss and for individuals experiencing a pregnancy after a loss. Groups are held via HIPAA-compliant videoconferencing and facilitated by trained health professionals.  Pre-registration is required only once.  After that participants will receive an email prior to each group with the login credentials for the next group session.
      • The Perinatal Loss Support Groups meet on the 1st & 3rd Mondays of each month at 7:30 pm eastern/6:30 pm central/5:30 pm mountain/4:30 pm pacific and are led by Debbie Fischer.  Register here for the Perinatal Loss Support Group.
      • The Pregnancy After Loss Groups meet each Monday at 8:30 pm eastern/7:30 pm central/6:30 pm mountain/5:30 pm pacific and are led by Dr. Joann O’Leary. Register here for the Pregnancy After Loss Support Group
      • The Grandparents Support Group meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 7:30 pm eastern/6:30 pm central/5:30 pm mountain/4:30 pm pacific.   Register here for the Grandparents Support Group.
  • Recommended Reading
    • Grief
      • When Hello Means Goodbye: A Guide for Parents Whose Child Dies Before Birth, At Birth, Or Shortly After Birth. By Pat Schwiebert and Paul Kirk
      • Grieving Dads: To the Brink and Back. By Kelly Farley
      • Couple Communication After a Baby Dies. By SherokeeIlse and Tim Nelson
      • Our Baby Died. Why?  Journal and Workbook for Children.  By Jake Erling
      • Grandparents Cry Twice. By Mary Lou Reed
      • Empty Arms: Coping with miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant death. BySherokeeIlse
      • We were gonna have a baby, but we had an angel instead. By Pat Schwiebert and Taylor Bills
      • Don’t Take My Grief Away From Me. By Doug Manning.
      • Heaven is for Real. By Todd Burpo
    • Pregnancy After Loss
      • When Pregnancy Follows A Loss: Preparing for the Birth of Your New Baby. By Joann O’Leary and Clare Thorwick
      • Pregnancy after a Loss: A Guide to Pregnancy after a Miscarriage, Stillbirth, or Infant Death. By Carol Cirulli Lanham
      • My Baby Big Sister: A Book for Children Born Subsequent to a Pregnancy Loss. By Cathy Blanford
      • Pregnancy and Parenting After Loss: Joann O’Leary and Jane Warland.
  • Other Resources
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