Resources for Health Professionals and Parent Advocates

Angels Born Still - Clinical psychologist and death midwife, Dr. Ivy Margulies can discuss immediate needs when a baby has died and educate bereaved parents and/or professionals on the grieving process. She can also assist with planning a loving goodbye, whether it be a memorial service or a home funeral. 

Baby Loss Family Advisors - Compassionate navigators supporting newly bereaved families who have a miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death, or fatal/ life-limiting diagnosis. 

Count the Kicks - Aims to reduce preventable stillbirths by teaching expectant parents the importance of, and method for, self-monitoring and tracking babies' daily movements during the third trimester.

Creative Grief StudioResources for individuals and mental health professionals for exploring the emerging field of grief & creativity. Includes a Certification Program for professionals.

Cuddle Cot Initiative  - An in-room cooling unit that is the size of a small humidifier disguised inside of a Moses basket. Research has proven having a unit available to parents while they are in the hospital encourages families to spend time with their baby. 

Little Love Foundation - Provides hospitals with blankets, tiny clothing, care packages and bereavement resources for staff and families of babies born too soon.

Minutes of Gold - Provides hospitals with free infant bereavement layettes for early loss pregnancies. Hand made by volunteers serving 38 states and over 21,000 hospitals.

Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep  - Bereavement photography foundation that trains, educates, and mobilizes professional quality photographers to provide beautiful heirloom portraits to families facing the untimely death of an infant. (USA, Ireland)

Heartfelt - Supplies photographic memories for families who experience stillbirth, premature births, or children with serious or terminal illnesses. (Australia)

Pregnancy Loss and Infant Death Alliance (PLIDA) - Organization that aims to provide a formal network and a unified international presence to increase awareness and education focused on the emotional experiences and needs of bereaved families. PLIDA’s goal is to become a central place for parent-advocates, interested professionals, media, and policy makers to find information on the emotional aspects of pregnancy loss and infant death. The organization also organizes the biennial International Perinatal Bereavement Conference.

Resolve Through Sharing (RTS)Organization that provides bereavement training to health care professionals working at hospitals in the form of evidence based courses, consultation services and support material.     

StillBirthDay Company that trains bereavement doulas as well as a website with various online resources to support a pregnant woman who learns she is miscarrying or who has learned the baby they are carrying will not survive or has died in utero. 

When Your Baby Dies - Informs bereaved families and the family, friends and health professionals who support them of the option for families to bring their stillborn or deceased baby home for time with the family and/ or a home funeral.