Registered Marriage + Family Therapist
1. Parents Grieving the Death of an Infant - Bereaved Families of Ontario - Midwestern Region
"This group is for parents who have experienced the death of a baby during pregnancy, as an infant or a child up to and including the age of two."
2. Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Centre - Calgary/Ontario
"The Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Centre is a non-profit registered charity that helps families obtain grief support on their path to healing after pregnancy or infant loss. Families just like yours can work with us remotely or in-office (currently not available due to COVID) and get support from our team with a variety of services that address each stage of the bereaved journey."
3. Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Network Sunnybrook Hospital - Circles of Support
"PAIL Network offers group support in communities all across Ontario. We recognize how important it is for families to feel a connection to others who have experienced a similar loss, and to talk about their loss in a safe space."
4. Mind/Body Infertility Support Group
Dr. Anne McHugh, Registered Psychologist
Empty Cradle, Broken Heart: Surviving the Death of Your Baby
by Deborah L. Davis PhD
It's OK That You're Not OK: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn't Understand
by Megan Devine and Mark Nepo
What Now?: An Honest Guide to Miscarriage, Baby Loss, Parenting, Mental Health and Rebuilding Your Identity
by Clara Wilcox
Trying Again: A Guide to Pregnancy After Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Infant Loss
by Ann Douglas and John R. Sussman, M.D.
About What Was Lost: 20 Writers on Miscarriage, Healing, and Hope
Jessica Berger Gross Ed.
Coming to Term: Uncovering the Truth About Miscarriage
by Jon Cohen
Knocked Up, Knocked Down: Postcards of Miscarriage and Misadventure From the Brink of Parenthood
by Monica Murphy Lemoine
Essays & Articles
Unpregnant: The silent, secret grief of miscarriage by Alexandra Kimball
The Lasting Trauma of Infertility by Regina Townsend
The Landscape of Grief: Understanding the Early Weeks and Months Following a Miscarriage by Shannon Golletz
Trying Again by Shannon Golletz
The 8 Stages of the Two-Week Wait by Aela Mass
Pregnancy Loss and Resilience by Shannon Golletz
Miscarriage and Mental Health by Shannon Golletz
How a Man Handles a Miscarriage by Marcus Brotherton
More Men Need To Talk About Miscarriage by Aaron Gouveia
Pregnancy loss: Lesbian and bisexual womens’ experience of loss
For Family and Friends
News & Research
Emotional distress following pregnancy loss and neonatal loss is common, with enduring grief occurring for many patients. However, little is known about men's grief, since the majority of existing literature and subsequent bereavement care guidelines have focused on women.
The objective of the study was to explore the experiences of those who have experienced miscarriage, focusing on men’s and women’s accounts of miscarriage.
BMJ Open 2017
In the 21st century the topic of miscarriage is evolving from whispers to conversations.
October 09, 2016
MPP Mike Colle introduced act to support parents after watching the pain his daughter went through after three miscarriages.
August 12, 2016
Very little known but "there are lifelong implications for both the mother and the baby' Lauran Neergaard
Miscarriage is a disability, Ontario Human Rights Tribunal says
April 04, 2016
Interim decision could change how pregnancy loss is treated under provincial disability law. A recent interim decision by the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, that says one woman's miscarriage is a disability, could signal a significant shift in disability law in Ontario.
“Every year thousands of Ontario mothers and their families experience pregnancy and infant loss. This Bill, if passed, would bring much needed attention and support for those who suffer in silence.”
- MPP Mike Colle, Eglinton-Lawrence
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Sympathy & Memorialization Gifts
Waterloo Region Fertility Clinics
TRIO KW - www.triokwfertility.com
KARMA Fertility - www.karmaobgyn.com
Waterloo Region Fertility Naturopaths
Dr. Camille Krause - Conceive Health
430 The Boardwalk Suite 308B Waterloo ON
The Coach House Therapeutic Centre
150 King St. S Unit G Waterloo ON
Physiotherapy, Naturopathic Medecine, Yoga, and Doula Services for Women. Offering a variety health and community support services for women following pregnancy and infant loss.