Stillbirth: Resources for Patients and Consumers

General Information

Services, Resources, and Support

  • First Candle External Web Site Policy
    This nonprofit organization comprises parents, caregivers, researchers, and government, business, and community service groups that are working together to advance infant health and survival. The Grieving Families External Web Site Policy page provides resources for families who are grieving from the loss of a baby, including a grief counseling phone line.
  • The Compassionate Friends External Web Site Policy
    The Compassionate Friends is a support organization of and for families who have lost a child.
  • Share Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support, Inc. External Web Site Policy
    This organization supports families who are grieving the loss of an infant or a pregnancy.
  • International Stillbirth Alliance External Web Site Policy
    This organization promotes and supports research on stillbirth and works to develop methods to prevent stillbirth. The Resources External Web Site Policy page provides information about support services, memory-making, advocacy, and other resources for bereaved parents.
  • Breaking the Silence of Stillbirth External Web Site Policy
    In this post on the New York Times' Motherlode blog, one mother tells her story of stillbirth and advocates more conversation about this common problem.
  • Stillbirths: Breaking the Silence of a Hidden Grief External Web Site Policy
    This editorial in the medical journal The Lancet shares the stories of parents who have experienced the loss of a child through stillbirth and talks about the importance of bereavement support and prevention efforts. (Access to the article is free, but readers must create a login and password.)
  • Star Legacy Foundation External Web Site Policy
    This organization supports stillbirth research and education and offers resources for parents who have lost a baby, as well as their family members and friends.

Please note: Links to organizations and information included on this page do not indicate endorsement from the NICHD, NIH, or HHS.

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