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Support Groups

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 

519-725-9456 ext 403

Book List

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

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.

BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2020 

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.

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Waterloo Region Fertility Clinics

KARMA Fertility -

Waterloo Region Fertility Naturopaths 

Dr. Jessica Gurske  

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.  

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