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.
♥ Minimize Regrets and Maximize Memories - here are ideas to consider when meeting and when remembering precious babies.
♥ Forever Babies Miscarriage Video (Look in left-hand column)
♥ 3D Foot/Hand Casting Instructions
♥ 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 usually 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.
♥ Dear Mom of a Baby in Heaven free e-copy of "Dear Mom of a Baby in Heaven".
♥ Free Professional Consultations - To provide individuals and families with immediate information, perspective and comfort for the acute trauma of pregnancy/infant 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.
♥ Comforting e-cards for baby loss.
♥ Open to Hope - free ebook
♥ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
♥ 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.
♥ A Guide to Children and Grief
♥ 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.
♥ 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.
♥ Requesting a "Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth" From the State of Minnesota
♥ Free Certificates Of Life - Here are some free Certificates Of Life for printing out to remember your angel baby.
♥ Early Pregnancy Loss Recognition in Australia - In some States and Territories early pregnancy loss recognition certificates are available from Births, Deaths and Marriages
♥ Prayers and Blessings after a Miscarriage
♥ Held Your Whole Life - free keepsake necklaces or keychains to bereaved families experiencing the loss of a baby in utero. Their mission is to acknowledge life and recognize babies born in silence. The keepsakes have your baby's beautiful name on it and are stamped with the phrase "Held Your Whole Life." Limited Offer: They only take requests at the beginning of each month.
♥ 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.
♥ 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 that 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 that donates 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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