Thursday, February 24, 2005

Bereavement Resources

SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS

AMEND: Aiding Mothers and Fathers Experiencing Neonatal Death
The Compassionate Friends
The Hygeia Foundation, Inc. & Institute for Perinatal Loss
MISS Foundation
SHARE: Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support, Inc.

SPALS: Subsequent Pregnancy After a Loss Support

LITERATURE

A Broken Heart Still Beats: After Your Child Dies by Anne McCracken and Mary Semel. Hazelden Publishing & Educational Services, 2000.

Empty Cradle, Broken Heart by Deborah L. Davis. Fulcrum Press, 1996.

Empty Arms: Coping After Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Infant Death by Sherokee Ilse. Wintergreen Press, 2000.

SIDS & Infant Death Survival Guide by Joani Nelson Horchler. SIDS Educational Services, 2003.

Trying Again: A Guide to Pregnancy After Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Infant Loss by Ann Douglas. Taylor Trade Publishing, 2000.

Parenthood Lost: Healing the Pain after Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Infant Death by Michael R. Berman. Bergin & Garvey Trade, 2001.

Pregnancy After a Loss: A Guide to Pregnancy After a Miscarriage, Stillbirth or Infant Death by Carol Cirulli Lanham. Berkley Publishing Group, 1999.


FOUNDATIONS & RESEARCH ORGANIZATIONS

American Heart Association
Children's Cardiomyopathy Foundation
March of Dimes
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD)
The National SIDS/Infant Death Resource Center (NSIDRC)

1 comment:

Julian's Grandma (USA) said...

Sometimes help comes in subtle little ways. Those of us who are more spiritual than religious refer to it as perfect timing, or as 'signs.' For example, when I returned home from NYC after Julian died, there was a package of flower seeds from AHS in the mail. Guess what they were? Cynoglossum firmament, otherwise known as "Forget Me Nots." As soon as the soil is warm enough, I'll sow them in my garden. How perfect! Another odd thing I noticed when I returned home was the clock in my office--it had stopped--at the time of Julian's death. I haven't reset it yet--not sure that I will. And just last month I was looking through some garden catalogs and found a new hosta named "Remember Me," which of course, I ordered right away to be planted next to a new stepping stone I made with his name and a beautiful dragonfly of blue and green. There are so many things that happen, some in nature, and some just fate I presume, that for me are quite healing, and also remind me of my beautiful grandson Julian, and his short but important life. Perhaps other grandmothers who have lost their babies can find solace in nature, too.

"All my hurts my garden spade can heal" Emerson