Online Support Groups

Gathering Hope: A Community For Moms After Pregnancy And Infant Loss (On 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.”