Books on bereavement

For grieving parents

Miscarriage: A shattered dream by Sherokee Ilse

Too soon a memory, a guide for parents suffering a miscarriage by Pat Schwiebert, RN

Healing your grieving heart after stillbirth: 100 practical ideas for parents and families by Alan D. Wolfelt, PhD

This little while by Joy and Dr. S. M. Johnson

Always within; Grieving the loss of your infant by M. Eshleman

Empty cradle, broken heart: Surviving the death of your baby by Deborah Davis

You are the mother of all mothers by Angela Miller

For grieving fathers

A guide for fathers: When a baby dies by Tim Nelson

Miscarriage: A man’s book by Rick Wheat

For grieving grandparents

A grandparent’s sorrow by Pat Schwiebert, RN

Forgotten tears: A grandmother’s journey through grief by Nina Bennett

Healing a grandparent’s grieving heart: 100 practical ideas after your grandchild dies by Alan D. Wolfelt, PhD

For grieving children

We were gonna have a baby, but we had an angel instead by at Schwiebert

No new baby: For siblings who have a brother or sister die before birth by Marilyn Gryte

Thumpy’s story by Nancy Dodge

Something happened: A book for children and parents who have experienced pregnancy loss by C. Blanford

Lifetimes: The beautiful way to explain death to children by B. Mellonie and R. Ingpen

Tear soup: A recipe for healing after loss by Pat Schwiebert

For grieving teens

Help for the hard times: Getting through loss by Earl Hipp

Online resources

Live support groups

Unite grief support groups offered at Lankenau Medical Center, Paoli Hospital, Riddle Hospital and other locations in the area

Resources and reading materials

Babies Remembered is a website of Wintergreen Press which offers self-help books, support materials and resources to help bereaved families.

Online support

The Compassionate Friends offers comfort, hope and support to every family member experiencing the death of a child, sibling or grandchild. For more information call 1.877.969.0100.

CJ First Cradle is for parents, families and professionals seeking information and support on miscarriage, stillbirth and SIDS. Offers online access to support groups on Facebook. Grief support available 24/7. For more information call 1.800.221.7437.

Grieve Out Loud offers support online for grieving families touched by pregnancy loss, stillbirth or infant loss. Also provides additional resources.

Healing Hearts for Bereaved Parents is dedicated to providing grief support to parents.

Share Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support is an online community for anyone who experiences the tragic death of a baby.

Star Legacy Foundation supports research, education and advocacy regarding pregnancy loss and neonatal death. Offers live online support groups. Certified grief counselors are available 24/7 at 952-715-7731, ext. 1.

Faces of Loss, Faces of Hope is a place to share your story with others who understand.

Support for specific loss

Grieving dads: To the brink and back is a forum for dads to connect.

Center for Loss in Multiple Birth (CLIMB) provides parent-to-parent support for all who have experienced loss in multiple births.

Trisomy 18 Foundation offers decision-making help, support, research, awareness and education.