The following provides resources and information for caregivers and professionals to enhance the support of parents experiencing the death of a baby during early pregnancy, at birth, or in the first few months of life.
Professional Articles, Statements & Resources
Grieving in the NICU: Mending Broken Hearts When a Baby Dies video
Mending Broken Hearts When a Baby Dies is the first program from the Grieving in the NICU series. It is an 80-minute chaptered video on DVD that focuses solely on parents, helping them with their bereavement.
The video is designed to help caregivers play an integral part in the lives of parents faced with the death of a baby. Two distinct phases of grief are recognized, “Shock and Intense Grief” and “Picking Up the Pieces.” Grief experiences are shared by parents, grandparents, siblings, and grief counseling experts in this comprehensive and valuable resource.
Now available in the online catalog. Please call the National Office at 800-821-6819 to order over the phone. Read the positive, in-depth review of this video in the May/June edition of Neonatal Network: The Journal of Neonatal Nursing.
New Research Findings for SIDS
SIDS No Longer a Mystery – New Research Identifies a Potential Biological Cause
Researchers Hope to Develop a Diagnostic Test to Identify Newborns at Risk
Web-based Resources for Health Care Providers and Women Following Pregnancy Loss © 2006, AWHONN, the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, was printed in the JOGNN Principles & Practice.
PLIDA Infection Risk Position Statement
Pregnancy and Infant Death Alliance Position Statement evaluating
the risk of infection between bereaved parents and their baby.
PLIDA Pathology Study Position Statement
Pregnancy and Infant Death Alliance Position Statement evaluating the length of time a bereaved parent spends with their baby and its effect on postmortem pathology studies.
Archive Caring Notes Articles
Selected articles from a former Share publication for group leaders, caregivers, and professionals.
Bereavement Care and Rights
- The Rights of Parents
- For the Ultrasound Technician
- The Value of Creating Memories
- Helpful Hints for Caregivers – From Share Message Boards
- Planning a Holiday or Memorial Service
Continuing Professional Care
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