Pregnancy & Infant Loss Resources

Grief Support Groups, Education & Events

Remembrance of Life

A non-denominational memorial service and balloon release for those who have experienced a pregnancy or newborn loss. Hosted by Methodist Women’s Hospital Pastoral Services on the 3rd Sunday in September each year. Contact Pastoral Services at (402) 354-4016 for more details.

Compassionate Friends

Provides support to parents, grandparents and siblings over the age of 18 who have experienced the death of a child at any age. For more information, call them at (402) 571-4011 (English) or (712) 326-4308. You can also request to join their private Facebook group: “Loss to Miscarriage or Stillbirth.”

Grief’s Journey

General grief support that’s not specific to perinatal loss for adults and children 3-18 years. For details about their events, visit their website or call (402) 502-2773 (English) or (402) 507-0190 (Spanish) for more information.

Nebraska SIDS Foundation

For families who are touched by the tragedy of sudden infant death. They are able to put you in touch with other families and care providers who have confronted grief and know what you are experiencing. For more information on monthly support groups, contact them via their website or call them at (402) 935-1911.

Centering Corporation

Grief literature available for public purchase. For more information, contact them at (402) 553-1200 or (402) 553-0507.

No Footprint Too Small

Birth and bereavement services such as birth and bereavement doulas, lactation consults, guidance on funeral arrangements, ongoing bereavement support, care packages, weighted memory bears, custom swaddles and translation services. For more information, contact them at (712) 574-0478.

Star Legacy Foundation – Nebraska Chapter

Grief support for parents, grandparents and families experiencing perinatal loss and pregnancy and parenting after a loss. They offer live and online support groups in addition to a peer companion network. For more information, call their certified grief counselors at (952) 715-7731, ext. 712.

HEALing Embrace

An Omaha-based perinatal loss group that works to raise awareness and provide support to parents and families experiencing perinatal loss. Support services include perinatal hospice, funeral and medical expense assistance, grief counseling, postpartum care, weighted memory bears and care packages. For more information, call (402) 819-4002 or follow their Facebook page.

Online Resources

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep

A group of volunteer photographers who will provide portrait session after delivery at the hospital at no cost to you.

Good Grief

Provides unlimited and free support to children, teens, young adults and families who are grieving a loss.

Light a Candle

Light a virtual candle in memory of a loved one.

March of Dimes

March of Dimes page specific to providing resources and helping you cope with perinatal loss.

Center for Loss in Multiple Birth (CLIMB), Inc.

For parents who have experienced the death of one or more, both or all of their twins or higher multiples at any time from conception through birth, infancy and childhood.

Grief Watch

Publisher and manufacturer of bereavement books and materials used by families and professionals around the country.

Pregnancy Loss and Infant Death Association (PLIDA)

Provides perinatal and neonatal bereavement care through education, advocacy and networking for health care providers and parent advocates.

October15th.com

Official site of Pregnancy and Infant Remembrance Day.

The HOPE Group

A peer support group for parents who have suffered the loss of a child through miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death.

The MISS Foundation

Supporting parents and families grieving the loss of a child.