TRIGGER WARNING: Discussion of pregnancy loss, infant loss, miscarriage, grief, and more…
One in four pregnancies ends in loss. So I know that many who are here–whether childless, still TTC, or parents–have suffered this type of heartbreak. Yet, pregnancy loss, infant loss, and miscarriage are still taboo subjects, stigmatized too often… During my ten-year infertility battle, I was never able to conceive. Though my heart aches for those who have suffered miscarriage, I do not fully comprehend what it feels like to live this tragedy. Because of this, I think it is extremely important that I offer loss resources, links to those who truly understand this type of intense grief…
LOSS RESOURCES: Including Pregnancy Loss, Infant Loss, Miscarriage Support, & Grief Support
Click the links below to find miscarriage and grief support from others who truly understand this unique type of pain…
Blogs / Websites
El Duelo de Maia – Los hijos que no nacieron – Site written in Spanish
Empowered Childlessness – Expressing grief through creativity
Mothering Your Heart – Support After Loss
Perinatal Loss & Involuntary Childlessness Alliance – A safe place for your heart to pause, to heal, to grow strong again.
Rosalind Bubb – Therapist specializing in miscarriage support
Saltwater and Honey – Infertility, miscarriage, childlessness, & faith
Sharing Solace – Grief Support, including miscarriage
The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust – Supporting people who have experienced an early pregnancy complication
The Love & Loss Project – Shining Light on Child & Pregnancy Loss
Closed Facebook Groups
Butterfly Ectopic and Pregnancy Loss Support Group – Please, make sure to answer the membership questions & look over the group rules when making your request to join.
*I am not a member of this group (as I have not suffered loss since I was never able to conceive) but a fabulous one at Not So Mommy… recommends the group, saying “It is close knit and very positive-truly a special, unique online group. They are also strict about restricting talk about children.” (Her words shared with permission.)
Read about my infertility & childless not by choice journey here.
Fabulous one, if the grief is too overwhelming and you are having thoughts of harming/hurting/killing yourself, please seek help immediately. The toll-free number to the US National Suicide Prevention Hotline can be found by clicking this link – https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
If you are not located within the United States, please google “suicide prevention + (name of your country)” to find the support you need.
I hope you found this page useful. I know that these resources are far from exhaustive.
If you have a blog, website, podcast, closed Facebook group, book, or product that you would like to be considered, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information: Your Full Name & Email Address; Name of the Resource; URL Address; Brief Description of the Resource; and the Category where you want the resource displayed. (Submission does not guarantee addition, but all will be considered.)
Updated: 7 March 2022
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