§ nowilaymedowntosleep.com: compassionate volunteer photography services shortly after a stillbirth or early infant loss (minimum 25 weeks gestation).
§ Perinatal Hospice Palliative Care – A Gift of Time: An approach that walks with families on their journey through pregnancy, birth and death, honouring the baby as well as the baby’s family. According to this site, “Perinatal hospice is not a place; it is more a frame of mind”.
§ uk-sands.org: Stillbirth & Neonatal Death Charity UK (SANDS). Tremendous support for bereaved families and very comprehensive resources.
§ griefwatch.com: Resources for bereaved people and professionals.
FAITH-BASED ONLINE RESOURCES
§ benotafraid.net: online outreach to parents who have received a poor or difficult prenatal diagnosis and chose not to terminate. Stories of hope are available to offer encouragement to those who may be afraid to continue on.
§ morninglightministry.org: Hope in turmoil for bereaved parents or parents facing adverse prenatal diagnoses for those who have experienced the death of their baby through ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death up to one year old. Books, prayers, email and phone support is available.
§ elizabethministry.com: An international movement that respects all life and designed to support families through mentoring and peer support, training and education and spiritual nourishment on topics such as pregnancy and birth, miscarriage and stillbirth, regretted abortions, infant or child death, crisis or special needs, adoption, fertility and infertility, relationships and marriage as well as parenting.
§ backinhisarmsagain.com: A ministry that that advocates the right of miscarried and stillborn babies to be honoured and buried.
§ ewtn.com/Devotionals/prayers/miscarriage.htm: A page of prayers for a miscarriage.
§ innocents.com/shrine.asp: You may submit your baby’s name – whether baby was born still or miscarried or pre-term birth – to this shrine located in the Church of the Holy Innocents in New York City. Your child’s name will be written into a Book of Life and you will receive an emailed Certificate of Life as a keepsake.
§ hannahstears.org: The Apostolate of Hannah’s Tears offers prayer support and comfort to the brokenhearted. Infertility, difficult pregnancy, miscarriage, stillbirth, the loss of a child and the adoption process.
§ “Losing a Child: Before Birth, at Birth or Shortly After Birth” found at stmichaels.bc.ca: Comprehensive article which makes suggestions about what to do immediately after the death of a baby and the importance of honouring your child’s life with a special memorial service. A book list is also provided.
§ Miscarriage: Moving From Grief Toward Healing: (article from American Catholic) When parents suffer a miscarriage or stillbirth, their child deserves to be named, buried and remembered.
§ popepaulvi.com: The Pope Paul VI Institute Study of Human Reproduction features natural fertility regulation and reproductive medicine resources.
Burpo, Todd. Heaven is For Real: A Little Boy’s Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back
DeYmaz, Linda. Mommy, Please Don’t Cry: There are No Tears in Heaven
Cacciatore-Garard, Joanne. Dear Cheyenne A Book for Bereaved Parents & For Those Who Love Them
Davis, Deborah L. Empty Cradle, Broken Heart Surviving the Death of your Baby
Lothrop, Hannah. Help, Comfort, & Hope After Losing Your Baby in Pregnancy or the First Year
Kuebelbeck, Amy. Waiting with Gabriel: A Story of Cherishing a Baby’s Brief Life
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* Note that these resources were chosen to help inspire others who may visit this site. Opinions and beliefs of these original authors may/may not necessarily align with the creators of Little Light of Heaven.