MISS Foundation: Provides families with free grief packets, one-on-one mentor support, 24/7 moderated forums, support groups, resources for various types of child loss, newsletters and information about events. This volunteer-based foundation provides CARE - counseling, advocacy, research and education -for families grieving the death of a baby or child. www.missfoundation.org
Pregnancy and Parenting after Loss:
On-line support: Pregnancy After Loss www.pregnancyafterlosssupport.com . PALS Mission is to support those who are expecting again after a previous loss in choosing hope over fear while nurturing grief during a subsequent pregnancy. Baptist Health Lexington's Perinatal Bereavement Parent Support Group is for families who have experienced the loss of a baby through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or newborn death.
The group is open to anyone who has experienced a loss regardless of how long ago the loss occurred or if the individual was a patient at Baptist Health Lexington. Parents may choose to talk or just listen. No one is asked to share if he or she does not feel comfortable doing so. A speaker is scheduled for each meeting to offer a brief presentation on a topic of interest to the parents. A perinatal bereavement support person facilitates each meeting.