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Resources

Creating birth plans

The University of North Carolina Center for Maternal and Infant Health has a special birth plan for families anticipating a perinatal loss: http://www.mombaby.org/index.php?c=1&s=57&p=348

Phone or in-person support

Books

PROM list members especially recommend:

  • For ideas for how to deal with the shock of finding out you will lose your baby, and planning for his or her birth:
    Help, Comfort and Hope After Losing Your Baby in Pregnancy or in the First Year
    by Hannah Lothrop
    A Silent Sorrow: Pregnancy Loss (Chapter 6: Crisis Pregnancies and Loss)
    by Ingrid Kohn and Perry-Lynn Moffitt
  • For coping after you come home from the hospital:
    Empty Arms
    by Sherokee Ilse http://www.wintergreenpress.com
    Empty Cradle, Broken Heart
    by Deborah L. Davis
    When a Baby Dies, the Experience of Late Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Neonatal Death
    by Nancy Kohner and Alix Henley

Other helpful links

Postpartum depression
http://www.postpartum.net

Perinatal loss resource websites
http://www.babylosskit.com/resources.html
http://www.babyloss.com

Remembering your baby

Stepping stones, and other memorial gifts
http://www.thecomfortcompany.net

Artists who can make drawings of your baby

Heather Spears (pencil drawings)
http://www.heatherspears.com/drawings/bereavement.htm

Portraits by Dana (pencil portraits)
http://www.portraitsbydana.com

Sue Fernandes (pastel portraits and pencil sketches)
More information about Sue
email: suefernandes@optusnet.com.au
phone (Australia): +61 2 6458 4227