Websites + Community
Links to websites and online communities supporting women during seasons of miscarriage, still birth, infant loss, and infertility.
The Morning is a community of hope for women finding joy after miscarriage, stillbirth or infant loss. They provide opportunities for community as a reminder that you are not alone in your loss. They also provide resources to help navigate through your loss with hope.
Dr. Jessica Zucker is a Los Angeles-based psychologist and writer specializing in women's reproductive and maternal mental health. Jessica specialized in this field long before experiencing a second trimester miscarriage firsthand. Jessica created and launched the #IHadAMiscarriage campaign with her first New York Times piece in 2014 with the aim of addressing the cultural silence. The @IHadAMiscarriage Instagram account is particularly poignant and Jessica posts applicable stories and images to promote women's reproductive and maternal mental health.
RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association, established in 1974, is dedicated to ensuring that all people challenged in their family building journey reach resolution through being empowered by knowledge, supported by community, united by advocacy, and inspired to act. Resolve exists to provide access to care, advocacy for coverage, access to support & community, access to education, awareness of all family building options.
PALS - Pregnancy After Loss Support
Pregnancy After Loss Support (PALS) , a 501(c)3, is a community support resource for women experiencing the confusing and conflicting emotions of grief mixed with joy, during the journey through pregnancy after loss. They seek to help expectant mothers celebrate their current pregnancy by choosing hope over fear, while still nurturing and honoring the grief over the loss of their deceased child.
Still Standing Magazine
Still Standing is an online community to support women in the face of loss and infertility by showing the world that we are still standing. Holding fast to resilience and hope, their mission is to help women embrace life for everything that it is after experiencing the loss of a child or infertility. The focus of the publication can be broken down into three parts: giving a voice to grief, connecting hearts around the world who have similar life experiences, and becoming a resource for friends, family and medical professionals, to know how to support someone enduring child loss and/or infertility.
LOOM is weaving together uncommon threads and exists to provide education and community to empower people throughout their reproductive, pregnancy and parenting journey. Celebrating inclusivity and choice, LOOM is an entirely new approach to the health education experience. They are curious and dynamic, challenging the conventional and making space for individual instincts and the latest research.
Although LOOM and their classes are based in Los Angeles, California, they do offer some virtual classes and sessions. Perhaps one of the services we find most applicable is that of the Loss Doula: Support for Non-Birth Outcomes. We are thrilled that they offer the following sentiment when talking about their Loss Doula service: "we believe that people deserve access to supportive services for both birth and non-birth outcomes."
It’s Positive! was founded in 2015 with the mission to provide Gospel-centered encouragement, strength, and hope to those struggling with infertility. It's Positive is run by Meredith, a passionate Christ follower, wife, dog-mom, and freelance writer from Chicago—and she is currently battling infertility and PCOS. Meredith is enthusiastic about Jesus and His saving grace in her life. Her prayer is that you find strength, freedom, and encouragement with her through It's Positive!
When something bad happens to someone we care about—illness, loss, or the like—we often don’t know what to say or what to do. So too often, we do nothing, fraying relationships and leaving those we care about feeling unsupported and isolated. Supportal is looking to change that by helping you turn empathy into action. Supportal features first-hand accounts of people who have experienced life-changing challenges—and has an entire section on their website devoted to grief and loss, with many posts devoted specifically to pregnancy-loss.