For Parents

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Please accept our heartfelt condolences for the loss of your baby. Most of us here have lost babies too, so we know – firsthand – the depth of your pain.

Since pregnancy and infant loss are not openly discussed in Western society, each of us once felt ‘alone’ and suffered in silence.

You are no longer alone. We have shared feelings and thoughts that you are likely experiencing. And many of us now live with happiness and acceptance. In time, you will too.

Here you will find hope. “Time heals all” -- even this horrible grief. You will shift through your grief more quickly by taking advantage of resources like this website. You will be informed, empowered and strengthened by the recovery we all share. We are your community.

Your thoughts and feelings will be quickly ‘normalised’, and your grief will eventually go away. Sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly. But it will go away.

We hope you’ll visit our website often: it’s updated very frequently. We care about every visitor, and we are going to help you through this.

A Funeral for our Baby

Practical tips and benefits of holding a funeral for your baby. One couple's experiences and encouragement to others

Group Helps Mothers Bear with Grief

Canada's Bears for Bereaved Mommies: helping grieving parents since 2004

My Baby has Died. Do I have to Stay in the Maternity Ward?

If your baby has died, you don’t have to stay in the maternity ward. But you might find that doing so is actually helpful

Tips for How to Tell People that your Baby has Died

If your baby has died, there are a number of ways you can tell loved ones, co-workers etc. Here are some options and tips

I was Afraid to Look at my Deformed Baby

I just found out that my unborn baby has physical problems. Should I look at him when he is born, or use my imagination?

Inspiration and Hope after Pregnancy Loss

A new book is being written for bereaved parents. We are invited to share our stories, to provide hope and inspiration to the newly bereaved.

Finding Hope and Healing

An aunt speaks about the stillbirth of her nephew, and how her nephew inspired her to build an organization that supports families who experience pregnancy loss and infant death

Stillbirth: a Subject still Largely Ignored

In the developed world alone, 1 out of every 148 babies is born dead. Almost four times as many babies are stillborn, compared with those who die from SIDS. Yet stillbirth remains an issue that’s largely ignored.

We just Found Out that Our Baby has Died. What do we Do Now?

If your unborn baby dies, should you wait or be induced? What do you tell people who comment about your pregnant belly? More.

We Almost got Divorced when our Baby Died

Different people react in different ways to the death of their baby through miscarriage, stillbirth or postnatal causes. For a couple, this can be enormously stressful, and can even seriously threaten their relationship.