For anyone who has already experienced the loss of a baby, below may be some helpful resources to help you feel connected, validated, and to ease you into healing while acknowledging the life of your child. For anyone who has not experienced the loss of a baby, there are some really wonderful things below that can help you in helping someone else who is going through the loss of a baby. Please, even if you think you will never be affected by the loss of a baby, take a moment to read through some of the links below so that you can better sympathize and support those who must endure such a journey.
Really, I couldn’t do any better than the comprehensive list of Baby Loss Grief Resources that Earth Mama Angel Baby has put together at http://www.babylosscomfort.com/grief-resources/. It is exhaustive and worth a visit! The resource links are grouped by category: Facebook Healing Community, Grief, Genetic Defects, Miscarriage, Full Term Loss & Still Birth, SIDS, Infertility, For Fathers & Grandfathers, Special Needs, and Grief after Abortion. If you visit anything, visit this link!
Baby Loss Comfort: http://www.babylosscomfort.com/index.php
A place to remember baby at, grief resources, a “what to say” section, and Earth Mama Angel Baby baby loss comfort products.
International Babylost Mama Day: http://youareabeautifulmother.blogspot.com/
Recently put together by Carly Marie, an Australian mother whom experienced losing her only son.
The Grief Effect: http://scarletriver26.blogspot.com/
A directory of grief projects by Carly Marie, including To Write Their Names In The Sand and other projects where she will honor your lost baby by writing her or her name on an Australian beach at sunset or sunrise and taking a photo. Truly beautiful work as well as links to her personal blog which is both soul crushing, healing, and inspiring all at the same time as she continues on her journey of being a babylost mama and mama to a few beautiful girls here on earth.
M.I.S.S. Foundation: http://www.misschildren.org/
A nonprofit, international organization “which provides immediate and ongoing support to grieving families, empowerment through community volunteerism opportunities, public policy and legislative education, and programs to reduce infant and toddler death through research and education.” They also have online forums, a newsletter, and many other resources for professionals, the media, and families dealing with the loss of a child.
Earth Mama Angel Baby’s Baby Loss Comfort Products: http://www.earthmamaangelbaby.com/product/gift (bath and body products + more for the mama)
My Forever Child: http://www.myforeverchild.com/ (keepsakes and jewlery)
La Belle Dame: http://www.labelledame.com/miscarriage-infant-loss.html (miscarriage and infant loss jewlery)