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:

Phone or in-person support


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
    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

Perinatal loss resource websites

Remembering your baby

Stepping stones, and other memorial gifts

Artists who can make drawings of your baby

Heather Spears (pencil drawings)

Portraits by Dana (pencil portraits)

Sue Fernandes (pastel portraits and pencil sketches)
More information about Sue
phone (Australia): +61 2 6458 4227