Each family grieves differently. It is important that family members share their emotions, thoughts and feelings with people they trust. Often others who have experienced a similar loss can be a valuable resource. Doctors can help families find support resources in their area. For more information and resources that may offer support, please visit the websites and articles below.
The following websites share information and resources about stillbirth:
First Candle is a nonprofit organization dedicated to safe pregnancies and the survival of babies through the first year of life. They aim to eliminate Stillbirth, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and other Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths (SUID) with programs of research, education and advocacy.
The International Stillbirth Alliance (ISA) seeks to understand the causes and prevention of stillbirth. This group aims to raise awareness of stillbirth and to promote global collaboration in the prevention of stillbirth and provision of appropriate care for parents who experience a loss. Find resources for families, healthcare providers, and researchers.
The Lancet’s Ending Preventable Stillbirths (EPS) series is a set of five papers written by a collaboration of 216 authors and advisors from over 40 countries representing over 100 organizations. This series lays out the status of stillbirths today and what must happen to end preventable stillbirths by 2030.
The March of Dimes is dedicated to improving the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. The March of Dimes provides information on stillbirth, as well as resources and fact sheets.
The MISS Foundation provides ongoing support to grieving families. The foundation also supports research and education programs. Find support groups in your area, register for the newsletter, and meet other families via the MISS forums.
Project Alive and Kicking is an organization aimed at providing moms with the most current prenatal information and medical guidelines for their forty-week journey from conception to birth.
Share Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support aims to serve those whose lives are touched by the tragic death of a baby through pregnancy loss, stillbirth or in the first few months of life. Share provides support resources, information, and education.
The Star Legacy Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to stillbirth research and education. The foundation consists of a community of parents, families, and friends of those who have experienced loss. The Star Legacy Foundation mission is to increase awareness, support research, promote education, and encourage family advocacy.