So many families in our community know the pain of pregnancy loss and infant loss. Many more are facing a terminal diagnosis for their little one. No family should be alone on this journey. Each child is a gift from God, no matter how brief their life is. We have compiled resources to help parents walk this path, remember their child, and heal from a loss.
Understanding Pregnancy Loss
Office of Life, Justice and Peace invites you to a webinar via Zoom titled: Understanding Pregnancy Loss: What To Do and What Not To Do on February 9. In a society that has been isolated due to the pandemic and political turmoil, there is a quiet grief that can go even more unnoticed: that of a pregnancy loss. One in four pregnancies ends in miscarriage, while one in 100 pregnancies ends ... READ MORE »
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For Healing After a Miscarriage
Our Merciful Companions are trained to walk with women and men who have experienced abortion as well as miscarriage or infant loss. We know that healing takes time and want to be by your side. Please share with the call screener that you experienced miscarriage and are seeking healing resources. They will direct your call to a Merciful Companion who can walk this journey with you.
- Catholic Miscarriage Support
A comprehensive site offering support from a Catholic perspective for grieving families facing miscarriage and stillbirth.
- Miscarriage Hurts
This is a website allowing people to remember their child, share their stories, and find resources nearby as they journey to healing.
- LA Miss Foundation
The LA Miss Foundation has a list of local support groups for miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant loss.
For Facing a Terminal Diagnosis For Your Baby
- Perinatal Hospice
For families facing a terminal diagnosis for their unborn child, Forever Footprints offers perinatal hospice services. They walk with the family throughout their pregnancy, birth. This is a beautiful way to support families facing a difficult path, and shows that each child deserves love and dignity for each moment of his or her life.
- Remembrance Photography
Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep
NILMDTS connects photographers with families so they can have remembrances of their child. They also offer information and support for families to have keepsakes, birth certificates, and other ways to honor and remember a baby who was miscarried, stillborn, or died.
Educate Yourself about Pregnancy and Infant Loss
- 8 Things You Need to Know About Miscarriage – Mother.ly
- 8 Tools for Coping with Pregnancy Loss – Women Deserve Better
- Whatever You Need is Okay When Dealing with Pregnancy Loss – Women Deserve Better
Organize a Prayer Service
Organize a Mass, Holy Hour, or prayer service at your church for families who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss. Some parishes may already have Masses or bereavement groups.