We at LOLA understand that finding support and information after losing your baby can be difficult. While you are grieving deeply, you you may also be feeling lonely, overwhelmed and worried about what the future holds.
While we’ve done our best to give you some help towards wellbeing and healing following your devastating loss, there are many other charities and organisations who offer a wide range of additional support, and we’ve listed some websites and other resources you may find helpful below.
Websites and Blogs
SANDS is the main stillbirth and neonatal death charity supporting anyone affected by the death of a baby, offering a wealth of information and support and they also offer a Bereavement App which you can find here.
Saying Goodbye provides comprehensive information, advice, support and much more to anyone who has suffered the loss of a baby, at any stage of pregnancy, at birth or infancy. This leaflet provides guidance specifically for anyone experiencing baby loss.
Aching Arms is a baby loss charity run by a group of bereaved mothers who have experienced the pain and emptiness of leaving hospital without their baby, and who aim to raise awareness and offer support to bereaved families.
Philips Footprints, created by parents of Philip, their son who was stillborn, to offer a wide range of support for parents who have suffered the loss of their child, and to promote safer pregnancies.
Help us grieve have a range of resources and an app, supporting anyone who needs help following the loss of a baby at any gestation.
The Legacy of Leo is a blog following a miscarriage and the stillbirth of her son, Leo, by one of his mums – to shed a small bit of light on someone else’s dark, and to raise awareness of grief, bereavement and stillbirth. This blog also offers support specifically for LGBT families experiencing baby loss.
Winston’s Wish have a range of practical support and guidance on bereavement to children, their families and professionals via a national helpline and publications for all ages. They offer specialist support programmes for children affected by deaths related to murder, manslaughter, suicide or the military community. Phone 08088 020 021
The Compassionate Friends (TCF) is a charitable organisation of bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents dedicated to the support and care of other similarly bereaved family members who have suffered the death of a child or children of any age and from any cause.
Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement. The National helpline is for both families and professionals looking for support – 0800 02 888 40
Children of Janneh is the first charity especially for Muslim parents who have experienced the death of a child.
The Child Death Helpline aims to provide a quality freephone service to anyone affected by the death of a child of any age. Callers to the helpline might be parents, grandparents, siblings, other family members, friends or involved professionals. It is staffed by trained volunteers, all of whom are bereaved parents. 0800 282 986 or 0808 800 6019
Babyloss is a website providing information and support online for anyone affected by the death of a baby during pregnancy, at birth or shortly afterwards.
Baby Loss Awareness is a charity run by Babyloss which aims to help parents commemorate their babies lives and raise awareness of baby loss, with the goal of reducing the number of families and children affected. It also aims to raise awareness about support networks for bereaved families.
Healing Hearts Baby Loss Comfort is a really useful website for parents and friends, with resources aimed particularly at honouring your beautiful baby, and getting support with your deep grief. Their section on ‘what do I say’ may also be something you want to tell your friends and family about, so that they can give you the support you need.
Life After Loss is a charity based in Northern Ireland supporting anyone affected by the loss of a baby, with the aim of providing a support network and offering forums and other ways of creating networks for support.
Glow in the Woods is a space where parents who have lost a child share their voices, their grief and their experiences on a range of topics, including the practical impact of loss and how to cope with everything that follows it.
Remembering our Babies is a charity based in the United States which has been set up to provide support, education and awareness for those who have suffered early and late pregnancy losses, as well as those who have lost a child. The founders began the annual baby loss remembrance day, on 15 October and offer many resources to help you to find ways to remember and honour your baby.
Share Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support is a space to serve those whose lives are touched by the tragic death of a baby through early pregnancy loss, stillbirth or in the first few months of life, primarily by aiding with grief support and healing, as well as by providing information for bereaved parents and siblings.
Carly Marie Project Heal is an Australian-based resource run by a bereaved mum offering gentle, practical, helpful and inspiring ways to cope with grief through community grief projects, friendship groups, articles on loss, and guidance for bereaved parents and those around them on healing after baby loss.
Fourth Trimester is a website devoted to supporting mothers after their babies are born, including those mums who do not bring their babies home with them. The page on [grief] following a miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal or infant death may be useful to you in understanding the tragedy you have experienced and the impact it may have on you.
Alexandra’s Angel Gifts is a website offering baby loss memorial gifts.
Faces of Loss, Faces of Hope is a place where you can find the stories of others who have been through the tragedy of losing their child at all stages of pregnancy and afterwards, and where parents may reach out to each other in support and connect.
The Love and Loss Project was started by a bereaved mum, offering support to others who have suffered loss, with the aim of helping them to survive. Based in the United States, the Love and Loss Project offers a range of help and advice, a lot of which is freely available although some support and products must be purchased.
Abigail’s Footsteps is a charity which aims to provide midwives and families with the empathy, training, support and care to help them cope with the pain of losing a stillborn child.
Tommy’s is driven by the belief that it is unacceptable that one in four women lose a baby during pregnancy and childbirth. Tommy’s exists to save babies’ lives and funds research into pregnancy problems and provides pregnancy health information to parents, with the aim of investigating the causes of pregnancy loss and offering specialised antenatal care for women who are at high risk of miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth.
Lola Rose Foundation promotes research into stillbirth and neonatal death while supporting families suffering after such a devastating loss.
The Tamba Bereavement Support Group (BSG) exists to support all parents and carers of multiples who have experienced loss whether it was during pregnancy, at birth or at any point afterwards.
Saying Goodbye by Zoe Clark-Coates, which details her story of losses and offers 90 days of support, including quotes for each day which resonate with anyone who is suffering deep grief at the loss of a child.
They Were Still Born, by Janel C Atlas
When Your Baby Dies, by Louis A Gamino
Hope Is Like the Sun, by Lisa Church
When A Baby Dies, by Alix Henley
You can also visit the following library pages for more recommendations: