Online Support Groups

Star Legacy Foundation Support Groups: 

“Star Legacy Foundation support groups are held virtually via synchronous online video and are encrypted for security. All support group facilitators are trained mental health professionals with first-hand experience and/or practice emphasis in perinatal loss.

A grief support group offers a different quality of support and connection that comes from being with people who have also recently experienced a loss. Grief support groups provide emotional support, validation, and education about grief. 

Registration is only required once for each group you wish to attend. All groups are free to attend for as long as you wish.”

Star Legacy Foundation focuses on stillbirth education, research, and awareness. “The Star Legacy Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to reducing pregnancy loss and neonatal death and improving care for families who experience such tragedies.  We are a community of families, health professionals, researchers, policy makers, and individuals dedicated to helping every pregnancy have a happy ending.” Learn more here.

Return to Zero: HOPE Black, Indigenous, and People of Color Growth and Healing After Pregnancy and Infant Loss group (Facebook)

“A group for those who identify as either black, indigenous, or a person of color and who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss. Our vision is to provide a safe space to grieve while utilizing group discussions, mindful coping mechanisms, and resources to support you and you family.”

Return to Zero: HOPE Growth and Healing After Pregnancy and Infant Loss group (Facebook)

“Grieving the death of your baby is unfathomable. Feeling isolated in this journey is even harder. We are a community who supports and lifts each other up. Our goal is to be authentic, share hard times and hope, and, ultimately, feel less alone on this journey.”

Grieve. Breathe. Believe. (Grief Wellness Coach & Facebook Support Group)

“My name is Lisa Price.  As a bereaved mom myself, and now a grief wellness mentor/coach, I have been walking a very similar journey since 2017.  I [] provide continuous and constructive support, resources, tools, and community that I wish I had after the loss of my own daughter, Ari. Grief coaching is not therapy or counseling, it is companioning you on your journey in present-thinking yet seeing the possibility in your future. I work with bereaved parents who want to find forward movement, rediscovering and reconstructing life with purpose and possibility, carrying the memory of their child every step of the way. I support bereaved parents with tools, supports, and resources to help integrate grief into their daily life, seeing it as a connection to their child; grief can be a friend, not a foe. I encourage bereaved parents to explore their loss in a safe, yet productive environment and community, identifying obstacles and troubleshooting ways to work through these challenges.”

Gathering Hope: A Community For Moms After Pregnancy And Infant Loss (Facebook)

A Christian support group, supported by the non-profit Gathering Hope. “Igniting hope through Christ, equipping strength, and gathering community for survivors of miscarriage and infant loss. “

Compassionate Friends

The Compassionate Friends “provides comfort, hope, and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family.” They have “over 600 chapters serving all 50 states plus Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, and Guam.” While they do have in-person support groups for every chapter, they also offer a wide variety of specialized private Facebook support groups here.

Mothers in Sympathy and Support (MISS) 

MISS is an “international 501(c)3, volunteer based organization providing C.A.R.E. [counseling, advocacy, research, and education] services to families experiencing the death of a child.” They offer a variety of counseling and support services including mailing out support packets, mentorship, in-person support groups, a bereavement counselor search, and an online support group.

Yet We Thrive:

A peer led “community for women struggling with infertility, miscarriage, infant loss and other fertility related issues” based out of Indianapolis, Indiana. You can connect with them through their blog, podcast, YouTube channel, Facebook page, and Instagram.

Healing Hearts

“Healing Hearts Baby Loss Comfort is a place for women to feel comfortable looking for real, physical comfort, herbal remedies and spiritual nurturing, as well as a space to find resources, honor their grief and express their loss.

Join Healing Hearts Baby Loss Comfort support group on Facebook here.

We also wanted to create a place for those looking to support someone who has lost a baby. It can be so difficult to know what to do or say when a baby dies. So many people are touched by miscarriage, stillbirth, or neonatal death (death in the first 28 days of life), but we don’t have solid, reliable ways of dealing with grief. Healing Hearts Baby Loss Comfort has suggestions about what to do and say, and ideas to comfort and support grief and healing.”

First Candle

“First Candle’s peer-to-peer online support groups are a safe and supportive place for individuals and their families to share information and experiences surrounding pregnancy and infant loss. As a member, you can connect with other people experiencing grief, anger, anxiety, and depression. “

SHARE Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support  

“Share’s mission is to serve those whose lives are touched by the tragic death of a baby through pregnancy loss, stillbirth or in the first few months of life. We strive to set a standard of personalized perinatal bereavement care through a lifetime of support, hope and healing – one family at a time.” Check out their available Facebook groups and their Online Chat Support options. Pregnancy Loss Support chat will be online the first Tuesday of each month from 7:00pm – 9:00pm CST. Pregnancy AFTER a Loss Support chat will be online the third Tuesday of each month from 7:00pm – 9:00pm CST.

Father Support

A father’s blog sharing about coping with loss and life after the stillbirth of his daughter.

Ending a Wanted Pregnancy

“If you’ve received a severe prenatal diagnosis or maternal medical diagnosis and are faced with ending (or have already ended) your wanted pregnancy, Ending a Wanted Pregnancy offers free, nonjudgmental abortion grief support. Our website and private Facebook support group exist to provide you understanding, comfort, and friendship. We offer the empathy, compassion, and solace from parents who’ve already been there and really understand. Terminating a wanted pregnancy for medical reasons is an uncommon, traumatic, and often misunderstood form of pregnancy loss, and your best source of support is other parents who’ve survived it.”