Online Bereavement Resources

Pediatric Resources

Alive Alone, Inc.
A non-profit organized to benefit bereaved parents, whose only child or all children are deceased, by providing a self-help network and publications.
 
Bereaved Families Online
A Canadian-based site, it provides support for people who have lost an immediate family member, including an infant. Monthly articles, newsletters, resources guide are available.
 
Bereaved Parents of the USA
Bereaved Parents is a nationwide organization designed to aid & support bereaved parents & their families.
 
Newsletter, support and information for parents who have experienced the death of one or more of their multiple-birth children.
 
Centering Corporation
Non-profit organization providing supportive grief literature on all aspects of loss.
 
A national parent-to-parent support group. The mission of The Compassionate Friends is to assist families in the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child and to provide information to help others be supportive.
 
GriefNet
An Internet community of 47 email and 2 websites support network is designed for persons dealing with grief, death, and major loss.
 
KidsAid
Part of GriefNet ~ A place for children to share their losses.
 
Although this site was created by a father whose son died of suicide, there is a lot of information for grieving fathers in general.
 

SIDS, Pregnancy, and Perinatal Resources


Baby Loss
A site providing information, support, and forums for women and their partners who have experienced the loss of a baby.
 
HAND: Helping After Neonatal Death
Helping after neonatal death is a non-profit, volunteer group founded in the early 1980's to provide support & information to bereaved parents, their families & friends following a miscarriage, stillbirth, or newborn death.
 
Hannah's Prayer
Hannah's Prayer desires to provide Christian-based support & encouragement to couples around the world who are struggling with the pain of "fertility challenges" including infertility, pregnancy loss or early infant death.
 
A place where mothers whose babies have died (miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, neonatal death, infancy death, and/or pregnancy termination) can add their babies to an online memorial; join an online support Group email list (there's also one for Grandmothers); and submit their entire story for book publication. Also offers a resource center for keepsakes.

The Hygeia Foundation was established for perinatal loss and bereavement. It’s mission is to assuage the hurt and the pain...the grieving and the sorrow...which accompanies the loss of a pregnancy or newborn child.
 
M.E.N.D. is a Christian not-for-profit corporation whose purpose is to reach out to those who have lost a child due to miscarriage, stillbirth or early infant death & offer a way to share experiences & information through meetings, bi-monthly newsletter, and web site.

First Candle is a national nonprofit committed to the elimination of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) and Stillbirth through education, advocacy, and research, while providing compassionate support to bereaved families.
 
SIDS Network
A very large site full of information on SIDS.
 
SPALS: Subsequent Pregnancy After Loss
SPALS is group of people who have experienced the loss of a child due to miscarriage, selective termination, stillbirth, neonatal death, sudden infant death, or accidental death. Also an email support group.
 
A Heartbreaking Choice
For parents who interrupt a wanted pregnancy following poor prenatal diagnosis.
 
M.I.S.S. (Mothers In Sympathy & Support
The mission of M.I.S.S. is to allow a safe haven for parents to share their grief after the death of a child. MISS provides support to parents’ enduring the tragedy of stillbirth, neonatal death & infant death from any cause including SIDS, congenital anomalies, or trisomy 13. Grief education for parents and professionals is the main focus.
 
Provides support to those families with a child born with a trisomy chromosome disorder.  They publish a newsletter & provide information on the care their children may need & support when their child dies.