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Coping During a Pandemic

  • National Telephone Grief Support Line
    • Our support line is staffed by professionals 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
  • Suicide & Crisis Hotline – Dial 988
  • Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a volunteer Crisis Counselor – Free 24/7 support at your fingertips.

  • National Maternal Mental Health Hotline: 1-833-943-5746
    • The Hotline, funded by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and powered by Postpartum Support International, is available 24/7, 365 days a year, in English or Spanish and other languages by request.
    • Call or text the Hotline anytime to connect.  833-943-5746
  • 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.  More information here.  
      • Currently offered groups include:
        • Perinatal Loss 
        • Perinatal Loss  en Español
        • Pregnancy After Loss Groups 
        • Parenting After Loss Groups
        • Grandparents Support Group 
        • Dad’s Discussion Group
        • SUID/SIDS and Infant Death Group
  • Recommended Reading
    • Pregnancy Loss – Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Infant Death
      • Davis, Deborah. Empty Cradle, Broken Heart: Surviving the Death of Your Baby. 1996
      • Ilse, Sherokee. Empty Arms: Coping with Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Infant Death. 1990
      • Keating, Catherine Noblitt. There Was Supposed to Be a Baby: A Guide to Healing After Pregnancy Loss. 2013
      • Kirk, Paul and Schwiebert, Pat. When Hello Means Goodbye. 2012
      • Lothrop, Hannah. Help, Comfort and Hope after Losing Your Baby in Pregnancy or the First Year. 1992
      • 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. BySherokee Ilse
      • 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
      • My Forever Child
      • Why is Mommy Crying? Explaining early pregnancy loss to young children. by I. Cori Baill, M
      • Stillborn, Still Loved by Hailey Ricks
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    • 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.
      • Different Baby, Different Story: Pregnancy and Parenting After Loss. By Joann O’Leary, Jane Warland, Margaret Murphy and Lynnda Parker. 2020
      • Douglas, Ann and John Sussman. Trying Again: A Guide to Pregnancy After Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Infant Loss. 2000
      • Ford, Melissa. Navigating the Land of If: Understanding Infertility and Exploring Your Options. 2009
      • Lanham, Carol. Pregnancy after Loss: A Guide to Pregnancy after a Miscarriage, Stillbirth or Infant Death. 1999
      • What to Expect When Having a Rainbow Baby

 

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