Pregnancy or Infant Loss & Complications
The resources below are dedicated to improving information on early pregnancy complications and bereavement care. These resources also seek to support families who have suffered the loss of a pregnancy or the death of their baby/babies.
Provides comfort Kits provided to individuals and families in Canada who experience pregnancy or infant loss and are intended to provide gentle direction and lots of compassion.
Information Booklet for Second/Third Trimester Loss
In this booklet you will find information about what to expect over the coming days following the loss of your baby. Following a loss, some patients require a hospital admission to deliver the baby. This booklet is intended to help you prepare for your hospital admission.
Lactation After Loss
The grief you may be experiencing after a loss of your baby might also encompass the loss of the chance to breastfeed your child. Lactation is a normal response following a pregnancy and this booklet shares information on your lactation options during this time.
PregnancyED: First Trimester Complications
This website was created by emergency department doctors, nurses, obstetricians, gynaecologists, family physicians, and patients who have experienced pregnancy loss to help answer questions about first trimester pregnancy loss.
SickKids' GriefWords Library
A series of articles and resources that provide guidance and direction for anyone touched by grief. Topics covered include: helping yourself with grief, helping others with grief, for and about grieving children and teens, funerals, memorials, cremation, etc., and more.
The Milk Bank
The Milk Bank welcomes donors who have suffered an infant loss (early pregnancy of 18 wks or later, stillborn, post-delivery). Many bereaved donors have shared that helping other infants with the gift of donor milk helps in their grieving process. If you feel that this might be right for you, visit the link for more info.