Resources for Health Care Providers
In the Hospital
Angels Born Still - Opportunity to 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.
Cuddle Cot Initiative - An in-room cooling unit that is the size of a small humidifier disguised inside a Moses basket. Research has proven that having a unit available to parents while they are in the hospital encourages families to spend time with their baby.
Little Love Foundation - Supplies 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.
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.
Baby Loss Family Advisors - Supports newly bereaved families who have experienced perinatal loss or are navigating a fatal/life-limiting diagnosis.
StillBirthDay - Tains bereavement doulas and maintains a website with various online resources to support pregnant women who experience perinatal loss.
Grief and Healing
Creative Grief Studio - Resources for individuals and mental health professionals exploring the emerging field of grief & creativity, including a Certification Program for professionals.
Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep - 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).
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.
Star Legacy Foundation - Dedicated to stillbirth research and education, including: events, funding research, and advocating education and awareness of the stillbirth and infant loss community. The foundation also organizes outreach and support services for families, local support groups, and support and education for medical and mental health professionals.
Provider Education and Support
Pregnancy Loss and Infant Death Alliance (PLIDA) - Aims to provide both a formal network and a unified international presence to increase awareness and education focused on the emotional experiences and needs of bereaved families. PLIDA also organizes the biennial International Perinatal Bereavement Conference.
Resolve Through Sharing (RTS) - Provides bereavement training to health care professionals working at hospitals in the form of evidence based courses, consultation services, and support material.