If you have just heard the news, and you are facing a difficult pregnancy diagnosis,or if you are waiting on the journey… here are a few resources that may be helpful to you as you walk this path:
Still Standing Magazine - embracing life after loss and infertility
Walking With You – posts on grief and finding hope through loss
The Things People Say - Helpful read for both a mom who is grieving and a friend wanting to offer support to a grieving mom
Supporting a Grieving Mother - How to support a friend and minister to a mom who is grieving
Books for those waiting with a difficult diagnosis -
A Gift of Time – Amy Kuebelbeck and Deborah Davis (Wonderful, comprehensive resource, including quotes from over 100 families who faced a fatal pregnancy diagnosis. We highly recommend this book to be used as a source of encouragement, information, a guide for planning, and help in making decisions about the precious time we have with our babies.)
Waiting With Gabriel- Amy Kuebelbeck
Empty Arms - Sherokee Isle (secular book, but good practical answers for preparing, still one of my favorites for getting direct answers)
In Faithfulness, He Afflicted Me - Lynnette Kraft (beautiful story of growing in faith and finding hope through grief and loss)
For First Trimester Losses/Miscarriages -
I’ll Hold You in Heaven Remembrance Book – Debbie Heydrick
Books for those who are grieving the loss of a baby or child -
I Will Carry You ~ The Sacred Dance of Grief and Joy - Angie Smith
Heaven is for Real – Todd Burpo
Mommy Please Don’t Cry - Linda DeyMaz (One of my favorites…told from the perspective of a baby/child in heaven. So comforting to a grieving mother’s heart…and filled with beautiful artwork.)
I’ll Hold You in Heaven – Jack Hayford (Filled with biblical reassurance that your baby’s life is precious and you will hold him/her one day in heaven. Great for loss at any stage of pregnancy and infancy, as well as for those healing from abortion.)
Choosing to See - Mary Beth Chapman
Heaven - Randy Alcorn
A Grief Observed - C.S. Lewis
A Grace Disguised – Jerry Sitter
Books about Grief and Heaven for Children/Siblings -
Heaven is for Real for Kids – Todd Burpo
Someday Heaven - Larry Libby
Heaven for Kids – Randy Alcorn
Someday We’ll Play in Heaven ~ Strannigan (Standard Publishing)
Sibling Grief - Wintergreen Press
Please take the time to check out these resources. I know it can be hard and sometimes we think in our pain that we may not want these things. But, truly it is a time that we cannot get back. There are so many things that I regret not doing and photographs especially that I wish that I had. We would be glad to send you a Dreams of You Memory Book and other materials you may need to help prepare for meeting your baby, so please just email us if you have a need: email@example.com.
A helpful little book:
Planning a Precious Good-bye ~ Wintergreen Press
Another organization that provides for funeral needs:
For memory-making materials, burial gowns, memory books, other items and support, visit:
Sufficient Grace Ministries for Women (and families)
We will gladly send you what you need. We do not charge bereaved parents for our services.
Others offering items to help us remember our babies:
Angels from my Heart pins – 30% of your purchase of the exclusive pins on this link benefits SGM.
Lost for Words Card Line - beautiful cards designed to encourage grieving hearts
To Write Their Names in the Sand - your child’s name written on the beach of Australia
For Your Tears - handkerchief
Engraved Euniques - engraved tiles and more
My Forever Child ~ remembrance, fertility, pregnancy, awareness, & hand/footprint jewelry, suncatchers, candles, keychains, pins, custom designs
Lisa Leonard Designs ~ Hand-stamped keepsake jewelry
The Vintage Pearl ~ Stamped keepsake jewelry
Casting Kits ~ Footprints, Handprints, Belly-casting, etc.
The Midnight Orange - memorial sculptures
The Kindness Project - random acts of kindness in honor of your deceased child
Walking With You ~ An outreach of Sufficient Grace Ministries, offering biblically-based online bereavement support for those who have lost a baby or child. Mothers gather together from various places on this journey to walk with, weep with, pray for, and encourage one another as they walk the path of sorrow to hope and healing.
Anchored By Hope - online bible study and Christian support ministry for those suffering from pregnancy and infant loss
For a more extensive list of resources, please visit Holly @ Caring for Carleigh.