These organizations, blogs, and books are helpful resources for pregnancy and infant loss and grief, and will be an invaluable gift during your time of loss or after receiving a life-limiting diagnosis for your child..
Note: Not all of these resources are Catholic or Christian. Some are secular resources, yet still accurately portray the experience of grief or provide contact with other bereaved parents during the lonely stages of grief. For these reasons, we have included them in our suggested resources.
These organizations will be an invaluable gift during your time of loss or after receiving a life-limiting diagnosis for your child and throughout your grief journey:
Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep
Providing the gift of remembrance photography for parents suffering the loss of a baby.
Share Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support, Inc.
Providing support for a positive resolution of grief after a pregnancy or early infant loss.
M.E.ND. (Mommies Enduring Neonatal Death)
Publishes free bi-monthly newsletters that offer Christian support for pregnancy loss.
GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences.
The go-to resource after receiving a life-limiting prenatal diagnosis for your child.
Naming the Child (All pregnancy losses) – Jenny Schroedel
Empty Arms (all pregnancy losses) – Sherrokee Ilse
Life touches Life (memoir of stillbirth-full term) – Lorraine Ash
Trusting God through the Tears (memoir of a Father loosing his son) – Jehu Thomas Burton
They were Still Born (collection of stillbirth stories) – Janel Atlas
An Exact Replica of a Figment of my Imagination (memoir of stillbirth-full term) – Elizabeth McCracken
Empty Cradle, Full Heart (All pregnancy losses) – Christine O’ Keeffe Lafser
Grieving the Child I Never Knew (All pregnancy Losses) – Kathe Wunnenberg
I Never Held You (Healing after a Miscarriage) – Ellen Dubois
I will Carry You (story of a mother who received a terminal diagnosis for child and chose to carry the baby to term) – Angie Smith
Misty, our Momentary Child (full term infant loss with baby living only a few hours) – Carole Gift Page
Choosing to See (Story of grieving with Christian Hope after the loss of a child) – Mary Beth Chapman
A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis (any loss)
Love is Stronger than Death by Peter Kreeft (any loss)
Eschatology by Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI) (any loss)
Behold the Pierced One: A Guide to a Spiritual Christology by Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI) (any loss)
God is Near Us: The Eucharist, the Heart of Life by Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI) (any loss)
A Gift of Time by Amy Kuebelbeck and Deborah L. Davis (Receiving a life-limiting prenatal diagnosis)