For Healthcare Providers
The following is a list of links to infant loss resources specifically for Healthcare Providers. If you discover Healthcare resources that are not listed here and you would like them reviewed and added to this list, please contact Rebekah Mitchell with the details. If you find a link to a resource that is no longer active, please contact us and let us know.
M.E.N.D. offers newsletter subscriptions, brochures (both English and Spanish), and free staff training to help Healthcare Providers in caring for grieving families.
The Mary Madeline Project
It is the purpose of the Mary Madeline Project to provide comfort and support to grieving families that have suffered the death of a baby. It was founded in memory of Madeline Marie Erickson who died at seven weeks of age and in honor of all the babies before and after her that have touched our lives. We are a non-profit organization that donates infant burial gowns and blankets to local hospitals for bereaved parents. Women donate their cherished wedding gowns to the project and volunteers give of their time, talents and love by making the burial gowns and blankets.
Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep
The Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Foundation administers a network of almost 6,000 volunteer photographers in the United States and twenty-five international countries. At a family's request, a NILMDTS Affiliated Photographer will come to your hospital or hospice location and conduct a sensitive and private portrait session. The portraits are then professionally retouched and presented to the families on an archival DVD or CD that can be used to print portraits of their cherished baby.
Rachel's Gift Inc. partners with local hospitals to assist parents through the initial phase of infant loss through a base of caring and knowledgeable volunteers. They provide grief assistance for the families as well as a training program for nursing professionals and care givers on companioning patients through infant loss. Their ultimate goal is to provide a healthy environment to begin the grieving process to eliminate long term psychological damage to individuals and their families experiencing infant loss while at the same time providing lifetime keepsakes of their child. These keepsakes will be a lifetime reminder and a physical connection to the child that was only in their arms a matter of minutes or hours.