There is NO one right or wrong way to grieve, and different resources and perspectives are likely to be helpful to different moms. I’ve tried to compile a good list of resources here, including other blogs. If you are a fellow bereaved mother and would like me to add your blog or have another resources you think I should include, please don’t hesitate to contact me!

Blogs (* denotes possible trigger of living children or rainbow pregnancy):

Books:
  • An Exact Replica of a Figment of My Imagination: A Memoir by Elizabeth McCracken
  • Empty Cradle, Broken Heart by Deborah L. Davis
  • Grieving the Child I Never Knew: A Devotional for Comfort in the Loss of your Unborn or Newly Born Child by Kathe Wunnenberg
  • I Will Carry You: The Sacred Dance of Grief and Joy by Angie Smith (note this is about carrying a child you have been told will not survive – could be a difficult read during a rainbow pregnancy or if you haven’t had that experience)
  • You are the Mother of all Mothers by Angela Miller

Keepsake Resources:

Ways to Connect Online:
Websites:
Grief Support/Suicide Prevention Hotlines – The resources on this page are not a substitute for mental health counseling if you ever have thoughts of harming yourself or otherwise feel you need the support of a professional. In that case, please contact one of the following hotlines or consult a mental health professional in your area.

  • First Candle – Grief Counselors available 24/7 at 1-800-221-7437
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255