YOU ARE NOT ALONE
"Grief, I've learned, is really just love. It's all the love you want to give but cannot. All of that unspent love gathers up in the corners of your eyes, the lump in your throat, and in that hollow part of your chest. Grief is just love with no place to go."
- Jamie Anderson
The following websites are wonderful resources if you have been or are currently going through a miscarriage. We are so tremendously sorry that you are going through this difficult time. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you need anything at all. Contact me here.
I recently teamed up with Opal Stone, owner of Wild & Precious Boutique here in Grafton, WI. Together we have created a Pregnancy Loss Support group called Angel Mommas. Our mission is to gather together to honor our angel babies while healing and supporting one another. Together we, create items for the Joy Bomb care packages.
Please let me know if you have any interest in joining this group. We would love to have you and will keep you updated on future events.
Don't suffer silently. Know that there are many women who have gone through losses just like you, and know that there are people waiting and willing to help.
I found the following resources to be extremely helpful when I went through my miscarriage at 15 weeks.
Their mission is to help moms navigate perinatal mood and anxiety disorders by sharing information, connecting them to resources, and providing peer-driven support. Offers a private online support group to women in the Milwaukee area.
Provides guidance to miscarriage, coping and physical and emotional recovery. Resources on how to work through feelings about getting pregnant again or not.
An online community to connect with other moms going through miscarriage.
Share Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support
The mission of Share Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support, Inc. is to serve those whose lives are touched by the tragic death of a baby through pregnancy loss, stillbirth, or in the first few months of life. Online support chats available
Offers counseling for anxiety and depression centered around pregnancy, including miscarriage and stillborn loss.
Eernisse Funeral Homes and Cremation Service
This funeral home was so amazing to work with when my baby passed away in utero. They work directly with local hospitals and will arrange a free cremation of your baby. They were so respectful, reliable and even allowed me to put together a little service and prayer page for the cremation. I couldn't recommend them more highly.
Beautiful, handmade fine jewelry using your own DNA elements (ashes). The artist makes the most gorgeous necklaces and rings out of the most precious, sacred moments of your life.
Post-Partum Support International
"It is the vision of PSI that every woman and family worldwide will have access to information, social support, and informed professional care to deal with mental health issues related to childbearing. PSI promotes this vision through advocacy and collaboration, and by educating and training the professional community and the public."
Mukwonago or Waukesha, Wisconsin
"Life's Connection mentors mom's and dad's who are facing an unexpected pregnancy providing medical grade pregnancy testing and lifesaving ultrasound along with pre and postnatal care, families who lost a child through miscarriage, stillbirth and infant death, crisis care, post abortion healing and more.
If their child passes away after 20 weeks gestation Life's Connection will help connect to area funeral homes and provide assistance during this difficult time.
If the child is lost before 20 weeks in pregnancy Life's Connection offers. Miscarriage Aids and Burial kits, services and burial for the baby and a sacred holding site at two locations that will hold the baby's remains until burial."
(Mommies Enduring Neonatal Death)
M.E.N.D. is here to provide hope and healing through your journey after the loss of your baby. They publish free bi-monthly magazines, hold commemorative ceremonies, and host a variety of support groups throughout the nation. M.E.N.D. is a place for families to connect, share their unique story of loss, and learn to live life without your precious baby. They believe in breaking down the barriers associated with the isolation and sadness of pregnancy and infant loss as we strive to turn our children's lives into legacies.