Pregnancy Loss Resources

Find my Pinterest Miscarriage/Pregnancy Loss board here.

Keep in mind that I am Catholic and many of these resources reflect my Catholic view of miscarriage, death, the sanctity of life, contraception, etc. 

**Book links below are Amazon affiliate links. I get a tiny percentage of your purchase and you don't pay anything additional. Thank you!


Burial/Funeral Resources:
Heaven's Gain - reasonably priced caskets and other burial resources for unborn babies



Check your diocese's website and with your local parish for information on services and burials for miscarried babies. This is not available in all diocese but many do have space reserved in a cemetery where you child can be buried free of cost (often in a group grave).

Books:

Grieving the Child I Never Knew by Kathe Wunnunberg
     A journal to help you through guided reflections. Review forthcoming.

After Miscarriage: A Catholic Woman's Companion to Healing & Hope by Karen Edmiston
     The quintessential resource for Catholic miscarriage support. Read my review here.

A Grief Unveiled: Fifteen Years Later by Gregory Floyd
     Not specifically about pregnancy loss, a Catholic father discusses his journey of healing after the death of his young son. It has some great insights as to how to reconcile our Catholic faith with the death of a child. Review forthcoming.

Angels In My Heart by Kathleen Olowin
     Divided into two parts, a personal narrative and a resource section, I suggest this book for both mothers who have had miscarriages AND their family and friends who want to better understand loss and how to support them. Read my review here.     
 
Coming to Term: Uncovering the Truth About Miscarriage by Jon Cohen
     Explores the medical side of miscarriage. Read my review here.


Articles/Blog Posts:

Honoring Life In the Midst of Grief - How to Handle Miscarriage from a Christian Perspective (Part I) at Better Than Eden

Scriptures for Miscarriage also at Better Than Eden

On Miscarriage and Mordor at Molly Makes Do

Why Miscarriage Matters If You're Pro-Life at The Lewis Note

The Best Advice I Received After My Miscarriage by Asher Fogle at Good Housekeeping

The Hidden Face of Love | An Open Letter to Women (and Men) Who Have Lost Children, and Those Who Know Them at Incarnation and Modernity

Why Our Babies Aren’t Angels…and Why It Matters at Elizabeth Ministry International

I Can't Sleep! by Elizabeth Czukas

Names for Miscarried Babies at Sancta Nomina


Other resources:

Podcast: This Painful, Beautiful Life with Karen Edmisten (author of After Miscarriage: A Catholic Woman's Companion to Healing & Hope) at Fountains of Carrots



For Friends and Family:

I Didn't Need You to Take Care of Me After My Miscarriage, I Needed to Take Care of Myself

Angels In My Heart by Kathleen Olowin
     Read my review here.

Solace and Strength in the Sorrow of Miscarriage

Hidden Losses: Supporting a Friend After a Miscarriage (part 1) at Verily Magazine
 
Hidden Losses: Supporting a Friend After a Miscarriage (part 2)
at Verily Magazine
 

Honoring Life in the Midst of Grief: How to Handle Miscarriage from a Christian Perspective (Part II) at Better Than Eden
 

How to Help a Friend Survive the First Year after Pregnancy or Infant Loss at Still Standing Magazine

6 Ways To Support A Friend Through The Holidays After Pregnancy Loss

What to Do If Your Friend Miscarries While You Are Pregnant 

How to Be My Friend... When You're Expecting And I'm Not at Molly Makes Do

2 comments:

  1. I am currently reading:

    About What Was Lost: 20 Writers on Miscarriage, Healing and Hope. Jessica Berger Gross, Ed. Plume: 2007.

    As a warning, some of the writers had previous abortions or were planning one when they had their miscarriage - the book is definitely not Catholic. However, in the stories I've read, the writers didn't really want the abortions but were convinced to have them, and they grieve those children too. I find their descriptions of their loss really resonate with me; reading writers' stories of loss has always been really helpful to me, though. (I lost my mom to cancer when I was 25.)

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  2. Please look into Elizabeth Ministries International & consider listing them in this resource page. In addition to resources and readings for pregnancy loss, they sell very tiny burial vessels suitable for miscarriage burial for under $20. I was so relieved to find such a thing, and then when I received it, EMI sends so many "extras" with it in the form of booklets, prayer cards, etc.

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