Pregnancy and Baby Loss Support Resources in the Washington DC Area
FAMILY WAYS - Rachel Carbonneau, Director
FAMILY WAYS is dedicated to serving the needs of families on a journey through pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period. We offer a variety of services tailored to support the whole family -- our well trained and experienced staff offer birth and postpartum doula services, childbirth education, placenta encapsulation, breastfeeding support, support groups, and a variety of workshops and classes designed to ease the transition into familyhood.
Jennifer Racer CD(DONA), SBD, PD
Melissa Nauss, MA
Stars and Stripes Doulas
Carling Sothoron, CD(DONA), Full-Spectrum Doula
NoVa Baby Loss Support
Wendt Center for Loss and Healing: “The Wendt Center for Loss and Healing is a premier resource for addressing grief and trauma in adults and children. We provide mental health services, training and education, crisis response and case management services to ease the impact of illness, loss, and traumatic events. We respect individuals and their experiences, understand the pain of loss, and support people in their healing journey.”
Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep- volunteer photographers for families who have experienced a stillbirth.
Holy Cross Hospital- Never Alone Perinatal Palliative Care Program
Pregnancy & Infant Loss Yoga Series with Jessica Gruber
4 week session
A weekly woman’s group providing a sisterhood of support for women who have experienced abortion, miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant loss at any point in their lives. Women who are struggling moment to moment with a recent loss or those reflecting on a more distant one, will all find a welcoming space for support on their journeys. Together we will practice yoga, learn restorative breath-work and meditation practices. You'll have the option to participate in group activities and discussions focused on bringing healing and understanding to your experience of loss.This series is led by Jess Gruber, an experienced yoga teacher and graduate student of yoga therapy, with a specialty in pelvic floor yoga therapy. She is passionate about women’s health and works with clients to heal the pelvis through yoga postures, breath-work, and meditation.
First Candle 1-203-966-1300 First Candle is one of the nation’s leading nonprofit organizations dedicated to safe pregnancies and the survival of babies through the first years of life. Our current priority is to eliminate Stillbirth, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and other Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths (SUID) with programs of research, education and advocacy.
Stillbirthday "A pregnancy loss is still a birthday" A comprehensive site on all types of loss, birth support, bereavement support, and so much more.
Healing Hearts Baby Loss Comfort: Healing Hearts Baby Loss Comfort was created in response to the reality that some pregnancies do not end happily. We wanted Healing Hearts Baby Loss Comfort to be a place for women to feel comfortable looking for real, physical comfort, herbal remedies and spiritual nurturing, as well as a space to find resources, honor their grief and express their loss.
Remembering Our Babies/ October 15th: Remembering Our Babies was created to provide support, education and awareness for those who are suffering or may know someone who has suffered a miscarriage, an ectopic pregnancy, a still birth, or the loss of an infant.
Perinatal Loss Workshop: Losing a Child in Pregnancy or the 1st Year: This is an online workshop intended for parents who have lost a baby during pregnancy or after birth. It is a self paced, guided tour through the healing process to work through grief and bereavement issues. Available at the Wise Woman University.
Welcoming Angels- Perinatal Bereavement Workshop for Birthworkers: This workshop is for individuals who work with families that have suffered the tragic death of a baby through pregnancy loss, stillbirth, or in the first few months after birth the tools they need to help families and heal themselves. Available at the Wise Woman University.
We Were Gonna Have a Baby, But We Had an Angel Instead by Pat Schwiebert
Mommy, Please Don't Cry: There Are No Tears in Heaven by Linda Deymaz
Someone Came Before You by Pat Schwiebert