FREEBIE: 101+ Pregnancy/Infant Loss Items (ALL)

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Tuesday, October 15, 2019 | 1 comments
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Photo credit: Sweet Pea Project | Secret Garden
In memory of Leia, who fought to stay with her mom for five months and my many miscarried babies, I looked for some freebies that might bring you comfort if you have lost a baby thru miscarriage, stillbirth, or infancy.

October 15 - National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day
- Each year, approximately a million pregnancies in the U.S. end in miscarriage, stillbirth or the death of the newborn child. This day offers us the opportunity to increase our understanding of the great tragedy involved in the deaths of unborn and newborn babies. It also enables us to consider how, as individuals and communities, we can meet the needs of bereaved parents and family members on work to prevent causes of these problems.

Image: Joy Comes In The Morning: Coloring Through Infant Loss And Miscarriage | Paperback: 55 pages| by Lauren Bourne (Author). Publisher: Burkhart Books (January 1, 2017)
Joy Comes In The Morning:
Coloring Through Infant Loss
And Miscarriage
The Official Site of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day - created to provide support, education, resources, and awareness.

Free Miscarriage Keepsake Gift Necklace for Mom - I am offering a free handmade angel wing and birthstone miscarriage keepsake necklace as a gift to all the mamas out there who have lost their little one(s).

Your Rights During a Miscarriage

Free Certificate of Life

Shattered Dreams - Index of Articles on Miscarriage

Free Printable Miscarriage And Infertility Booklets

Your Miscarriage - The Miscarriage Association

Poems about Pregnancy Loss

Dads Hurt Too: A Father’s Memoir of Miscarriage

Grief, Loss and Bereavement Tools

Catholic Resources and Gifts for Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Infant Loss

Grief Resources - Rachel's GIFT® | Pregnancy and Infant Loss

Free Miscarriage Condolence Letter template

10 Ways to Honor Your Baby After Miscarriage or Infant Loss

Image: Watch: Don't Talk About the Baby | the first documentary to explore the cultural stigmas surrounding pregnancy loss and infertility. Miscarriage, stillbirth and fertility struggles are incredibly common, yet the topics are taboo. It's time to start talking, and shatter the stigma
Don't Talk About the Baby
Bereavement Resources | St. Louis Childrens Hospital

Free Sympathy and Condolences Cards

Pregnancy Loss — Sharon McKeeman

Surviving The Nightmare of Pregnancy Loss | The Odds Are In Your Favor

Ectopic Pregnancy (booklet) - ReproductiveFacts.org

A pregnancy loss is still a birthday - Free, printable birth plans for birth in any trimester

Abby's Gift | created to help families with a critically-ill or terminally-ill child, who are often on End-of-Life care

Songs | A Memory Grows

Request Free Memory Boxes and Burial Gowns

Baby Memory Crafts

offers support, assistance, and memory making keepsakes at NO CHARGE to families - in Indiana and Ohio

Free 2 Week Guided Healing Experience

Free resource devoted to helping you memorialize and remember your loved one

Each keepsake contains items made from other families - who have lost a baby or child and items that help support families during loss. Shipping cost $5

Silent Grief - Sunnybrook Hospital - A booklet for Parents Experiencing Early Pregnancy Loss

Image: Meditations for Pregnancy Related Loss | Dr Kumari Valentine | July 24, 2016
Meditations for Pregnancy Related Loss
Free music and meditation for healing from Pregnancy Loss with Amazon Music Unlimited

Teeny Tears - Providing tiny flannel diapers at no charge to hospitals and bereavement support organizations for families who have suffered the loss of a preemie or micropreemie child through stillbirth or NICU loss.

Pregnancy Loss Coloring Page - Download, Print, and Color to your hearts content!

Minimize Regrets and Maximize Memories - here are ideas to consider when meeting and when remembering precious babies.

20 Heart-Touching Poems About Miscarriage - some poignant miscarriage poems to help moms overcome the tragic experience of miscarriage.

Free Healing Tools - Whether you've just lost your angel, are trying to conceive again, are pregnant, or some time has passed, there is always space for healing.

Butterfly Box Ottawa-Gatineau - Each box is packed with carefully selected items chosen by families who have experienced pregnancy and infant loss first-hand.

Leighla's Love Bags - Supporting those who have suffered from Miscarriage, Stillbirth or Child Loss in Muskoka

Leighla's Love Letters - smaller packages of memorial and support items that we are able to mail out all over Canada and the USA.

Little Love Foundation – Provides keepsake clothing and miscarriage care packages for bereaved parents of baby loss.

HYWL memorial gift - Our mission is to acknowledge life by creating personalized memorial jewelry for families who have lost a baby in the womb.

Ashley's Angel - Blankets, hearts, and memory envelopes all handmade. They are given at no charge to bereaved families of baby loss.

The Smallest Gift - Sometimes Love Lasts a Moment, Sometimes Love Lasts a Lifetime, Sometimes a Moment is a Lifetime. Through the loss of our own, infants we reach out to other families and provide a blanket and weighted heart. We also supply local hospitals with comfort gifts to be given to families after a loss.

Image: Eye of the Storm: The Silent Grief of Miscarriage | Kindle Edition | by Rachel McGrath (Author). Publisher: McGrath House (February 12, 2016)
Eye of the Storm
Free Kindle ebooks on Pregnancy Loss and Miscarriage

Molly Bears - Molly Bears exists to create a positive and comforting impact for families enduring any form of infant loss. We can create a Molly Bear for children up to one year of age at the time of passing. Our Molly Bears can weigh as little as one-half ounce or as much as 14 pounds.

Ashley's Angels - A memorial package typically comes with a small blanket, small fleece heart, and a memory envelope to place your keepsakes in. All items are made with love and prayer hoping they will offer comfort to those who receive them.

Joy Bundles - provides Joy Bundles to parents of childloss. (whether they lost a child recently or many years ago) These bundles include many small tokens of love and remembrance to provide tangibility to the short, yet very significant, life of a little one - a sort of hug from someone who understands the pain and heartbreak they are going through.

The Remembering Together Ornament Swap - a crafting event organized each holiday season for families who have experienced the loss of a baby to miscarriage, pre-term labor, stillbirth, and neo-natal death. It is a lovely tradition and a beautiful way to honor the memory of our babies that we love and miss so much.

Forever Heart – A baby book designed specifically for your angel. Cost $5.

Miscarriage Care Packages - A heartfelt gift to women who sadly lose their baby through miscarriage. The items included are intended as a source of comfort, and a symbol of love and caring. (UK)

Forever Babies Miscarriage Video (Look in left-hand column)

3D Foot/Hand Casting Instructions - Parents appreciate anything we can give them, and I have been told that these casts really validate their child’s existence. It gives them something precious and tangible to hold. It is proof that they were here.

The BabyAngelPics Project has been created to donate photo retouching resources to the parents and families of a stillborn baby. Photographs of still-borns and newborns who don't make it home from the hospital are sometimes very difficult to look at and are usually the only image that the parents have of their child. Through this free service, skilled digital artists work with a digital copy of your original, eliminating medical equipment, removing unsightly marks and even replacing the background if desired. Mothers can scan their photos and upload them or have a participating retail partner scan them and upload them.

We Need Not Walk Alone - The national magazine of The Compassionate Friends, We Need Not Walk Alone, has been described as a support group in print, featuring articles by and for parents, siblings, and grandparents who are grieving the death of a child in their family. Receive a subscription to We Need Not Walk Alone online FREE just by subscribing.

In Memory of ... - cherish, tribute and honour those you have lost. 100% free, supported by donations. Create an online memory, publish a photo memory book.
Image: Team Aviano members release balloons during the Airborne Angels' balloon release event, May 30, 2015, at the park in San Quirino, Italy, to honor the memories of infant or unborn children who have passed away. The local, non-profit organization aims to connect people who have experienced similar loss to help encourage others and continue healing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Deana Heitzman/Released)
Team Aviano members release balloons during the Airborne Angels' balloon
release event, at the park in San Quirino, Italy,
to honor the memories of infant or unborn children who have passed away

Dear Mom of a Baby in Heaven free e-copy of Dear Mom of a Baby in Heaven.

List of Pregnancy Loss Resources for Families and Healthcare Providers - Organizations with Resources and Information on Pregnancy Loss

Funeral Assistance Programs - The TEARS Foundation pays for current infant funeral expenses and unexpected child funeral expenses.

Certificate of Acknowledgement for the Brief Life of ... - printable form.

Share a story, a poem, a prayer or a blessing - Losing a baby can be the hardest thing we ever have to survive.

Open to Hope - a non-profit foundation with the mission of helping people find hope after loss. They invite you to read, listen and share your stories of hope and compassion.

Parents or other family members who have experienced the loss of a baby between conception and the first month of life can receive a free March of Dimes bereavement kit by contacting the Fulfillment Center at 1-800-367-6630 or at bkit@marchofdimes.com

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep - providing the gift of remembrance photography for parents suffering the loss of a baby. They have a network of private photographers in communities around the country who will take beautiful pictures of families and babies when a baby dies at no cost to the family.

Tear Soup Cooking Tips - a recipe for healing after loss. This is your grief — no one else's. Your friends can't feel your loss in the same way. It will not affect their life the way it affects yours. More free downloads from GriefWatch.

Past issues of Sharing Magazine - Share's mission 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.

Heaven Notes - Write a note to your child. IRIS will collect these letters throughout the year and then the ashes from these letters will be scattered at Kinder Park (IRIS Park) during the balloon release which is held the first Sunday in October.

Ice Luminaries - Creating beautiful ice luminaries with flowers, greens, and toys is easy and offers breathtaking results. A frozen luminary can brighten a grave site as well as a sidewalk or path.

Image: There Was Supposed to Be a Baby: A Guide to Healing After Pregnancy Loss | Kindle Edition | by Catherine Keating (Author). Publication Date: November 14, 2018
There Was Supposed to Be a Baby
Kindle ebooks on pregnancy loss and miscarriage from Kindle Unlimited

Requesting a Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth from the State of Minnesota

Free Certificates Of Life - We send these out free of charge to those who have been devastated by the loss of a baby*. They will be left blank so you can fill in the details yourself

Early Pregnancy Loss Recognition in Australia - In some States and Territories early pregnancy loss recognition certificates are available from Births, Deaths and Marriages

Certificate of Still Birth - The New York State Certificate of Still Birth law became effective on March 21, 2012. Parents of a stillborn child can apply for their child's BIRTH certificate, regardless of what year the stillbirth took place. Legislation is being passed in individual states allowing parents the option of receiving a certificate to acknowledge the birth of their stillborn child. Unfortunately, not all states offer a certificate when a child is stillborn. To check the state list, please visit the Miss Foundation.

Miscarriage Prayer

Bridget's Cradles™ - a nonprofit organization incorporated in the state of Kansas. The mission of Bridget's Cradles™ is to provide hospitals with knitted and crocheted cradles to hold babies who were born into Heaven in the second trimester of pregnancy.

Ways to Honor Your Baby in Heaven - Every family grieves differently. These are ideas for those looking for ways to memorialize their baby, it is not meant to be an all-inclusive checklist of the things you should be doing.

No Footprint Too Small - Request a care package for yourself or someone you know who has experienced pregnancy or infant loss. Our care packages are put together to cater to the unique make up of each family as well as to cater to each unique type of loss in hopes that it may provide the most beneficial information and sense of comfort.

Little Love Foundation - If your hospital did not have care packages for you, please take a minute to fill out the form below. Help us bring care packages to more families in need. We do not want any family to have to worry about finding a way to dress their tiny baby at such a heartbreaking time.

Certificate of Life - We issue these because every baby's life deserves to be acknowledged! Cost $5.

Later Pregnancy Loss/Infant Loss - we hope that by providing these resources we can offer support and comfort: Angel Memory Boxes, Baby Loss Comfort Packages, NICU Care Packages

Care package and gift ideas for a friend after miscarriage - The following are a few ideas to help you put together a gift or care package for your bereaved friend.

Sweet Pea Project - The Sweet Pea Project collects blankets to donate to hospitals and birthing centers. The blankets are lovingly wrapped around these precious babies and then given to the parents to keep.

Image: My Life of Loss: A story of a Mother's experience losing four of her six babies through miscarriage and stillbirth | Kindle Edition | by Melissa Desveaux (Author). Publication Date: April 8, 2014
My Life of Loss
Born in Silence video - Approximately 3 million babies are stillborn each year throughout the world. In the US, that's one baby, one family, every 21 minutes. To learn more, and to contribute your own message of encouragement or understanding, please visit HealthyBirths.

Angel Names Association - dedicated to assisting U.S. families of stillborn children (20 weeks+ gestation) through programs designed to provide financial assistance for end-of-life expenses and counseling services.

Healing Hearts Care Package - Full of resources to bring hope and healing to your grieving heart. Everything is hand picked specially for the person receiving it. A special book, journal, and treats are just some of the unique items they have.
Plus, Birth Day Bear - stuffed bears weighted to the exact weight of the baby you have lost. We have found just holding onto these keepsake bears provides a surrogate which helps mothers and fathers start the journey toward healing.

Healing From the Start manual - to support/empower the nursing and medical communities to better take care of newly bereaved parents. And even though emotions are high, by using the suggestions in this manual, staff can feel confident what they are offering their patients will be authentic, supportive, compassionate care that will not only benefit their patients but will benefit the medical staff as well.

Mary Madeline Project - a non-profit organization donating infant / baby burial gowns and blankets to hospitals for bereaving parents. Women donate their cherished wedding gowns to the project and volunteers give of their time, talents and love by making the baby burial gowns and blankets.

Find Additional Support through the Following Resources

PLUS - If you are getting baby junk mail, and wish to get off the list check out:
The Mail Preference Service - designed to assist those consumers in decreasing the amount of national non-profit or commercial mail they receive at home.

This will not stop every call or mailing, but it will catch the bulk. It may take several weeks to take effect. I hope this helps you and brings you some small comfort.





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About Catherine: I have been writing frugal tips since 1982, when I was a young divorced mom of two - for my baby product company, Born to Love. I am now mom to three sons, who are all grown up, grandma to three - and happily re-married to a wonderful man. We have rescued two little dogs, Denny and Dexter - and a cat, Bella.

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  1. I've just added a freebie for pregnancy loss as well on my site. You can add this to your list. Anyone who's had a miscarriage may apply or request to have a free miscarriage keepsake gift here: https://miraclememorial.com/free-miscarriage-keepsake-gift-necklace-for-mom/

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