For Professionals

professionals_webpage.jpgProviding painful news to patients is confronting for doctors and obstetricians.  Pregnancy and infant loss is a sensitive issue, rendering the search for the best 'bedside manner' a challenge. Here we offer effective suggestions. Click here for related articles, on this website.

In the wake of loss,grieving parents approach psychologists, social workers and other health professionals. Relevant information and resources are offered here.

People contributing articles to this website are:

  • those who have lost babies themselves; and
  • those who have worked with patients / clients who have grieved their loved ones.

Each article has been published based on its considerable merit for helping professionals, parents, family or friends.

Please also see our RED ALERT section -- information that could save an unborn baby's life.

We welcome your contributions as well, and look forward to receiving your professional comments or articles. To submit articles, etc please click here. Thank you.

Where to Find Hope and Support for Bereaved Parents

The Compassionate Friends is a world-wide charity for bereaved parents. They provide hope, healing and resources. There’s no pressure; it’s all very relaxed. And they really help you through the grief.

When everyone else leaves the hospital with their new baby – except you

Please don’t place a newly bereaved mother in a maternity ward bed. It’s the worst thing you could do to her and her husband. It’s also sad and difficult for the other mothers and fathers in the same room.

Support Groups for Grieving Parents Around the World

"Compassionate Friends" has been operating for decades, providing support to parents whose babies and children have died.

Memorial Service for Bereaved Parents

A very special memorial service for bereaved families. For parents whose children have died during pregnancy (miscarriage or stillbirth), as infants, or at any age.

Iodine Deficiency Linked to Pregnancy Loss

Iodine deficiency affects fertility, increases the risk of miscarriage, stillbirth and abortion, and can have devastating effects on newborns and young infants. Luckily, iodine deficiency is easily preventable.