Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness - of Washington County, MD
Resources
 
Counseling Services
 
Brianne Tesla-Doyle, MA, LCPC
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Provides individual, couples, and family counseling.
For more information, contact Brianne Tesla-Doyle at BrianneTD@yahoo.com or 240-818-8911.

Labor of Love
Meritus Medical Center
Group Counseling
The group meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 7 pm in Suite 122 at Robinwood Medical Center in Hagerstown. The group is free and offers support and comfort for parents who have lost a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, or sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). For more information, you can call 301-739-3863 or 301-739-2439 or visit http://www.meritushealth.com/About-Meritus-Health/Serving-Our-Community/Your-Health-Matters/Support-Groups.aspx
 
Compassionate Friends of Hagerstown
Gathering of parents, grandparents, and adult siblings to share in the burden of bereavement.  A safe and comfortable location to discuss loss, grief, hope, and coping skills for anyone who morns the loss of a child.  Books, audio, tissues, and resources are available.  FREE HUGS AND BOTTLE WATER!

The 1st Wednesday of every month
7:00 pm
Saint Mark's Lutheran Church,
601 Washington Avenue
Hagerstown, MD 21740

* If you would like to attend and would like to bring a support person, please feel free to do so.  Your comfort is important here.

** Parking is on the left just passed Winter Street Elementary School, next to Girls Inc., under the digital church sign.

Hospice of Washington County, Inc.
Provides individual grief counseling, as well as a support group for those who have lost children. The group meets on the fourth Thursday of each month from 6 pm to 7:30 pm. For more information, you can call 301-791-6360 or visit http://www.hospiceofwc.org.
 
Faces of Loss/Faces of Hope
Frederick and Surrounding Areas


Hospice of the Panhandle
330 Hospice Lane
Kearneysville, WV  25430
Phone: 304.264.0406
Toll free: 800.345.6538
Fax: 304.264.0409

Provides:
* Individual counseling for adults, teens, children and families
* Support groups
* Educational workshops
* Direct mailings and telephone support
* Grief literature and education materials available by request
* Stepping Stones, bi-monthly coping with grief publication
* Community education and/or consultation to organizations, businesses and schools
* In-services for healthcare professionals

 
Doula Services

Mother Journey Birth Support
A team of birth and postpartum doulas who also provide birth photography, placenta encapsulation, and lead Dancing for Birth classes. 

Hope Through Birth
Stephanie Nalley

Keepsakes

HUGS from ABOVE
HUGS from Above is a group that makes teddy bears out of your loved one's clothes.

Journals
 
Beyond Words Designs
Beautiful journals for pregnancy, pregnancy and infant loss, and expecting a rainbow baby.

Support Forums
 
Daily Strength
 
Grieving
Offers support for those who have experienced loss but also has a group specifically for those who have lost a child.
 
M.I.S.S. Foundation
 
Faces of Loss, Faces of Hope
Local
 
Websites
 
Remembering Our Babies, October 15th

Stillbirthday
 
Earth Mama, Angel Baby
Baby Loss and Miscarriage Gifts
 
Bears of Hope
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support
 
Share Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support, Inc.
 
Faces of Loss, Faces of Hope
 
Healing Hearts Baby Loss Comfort
 
The House I Keep
 
First Candle
 
Books
 
You Are the Mother of All Mothers: A message of hope for the grieving heart
by Angela Miller

Shelter Us
by Laura Nicole Diamond (2015)

Only God Knows Why: A Mother's Memoir of Death and Rebirth
by Amy Lyon (2012)
 
Pain, Heartache and Hope: True Stories of Real Men and Woman Coping with Miscarriage, Infertility, Stillbirth and the Loss of a Child
by Robin Elizabeth Bear (2000)
 
You Are Not Alone
Dawn Kidd (2013)
 
A Walk Through the Storm
Hazel Flint and the families of Matties Memory (2013)
 
Books for Children and Families
 
Sam and Finn
Also available in a customized version, personalized with your own child's name.
www.personlisedchildlossbook.com
By Kate Polley

Ethan's Butterflies: A Spiritual Book For Parents and Young Children After A Baby's Passing
by Christine Jonas-Simpson (2006)
 
Something Happened: A book for children and parents who have experienced pregnancy loss
by Cathy Blanford (2008)
 
We Were Gonna Have a Baby, But We Had an Angel
by Pat Schwiebert (2003)
 
Music
 
Never Let You Go
written and recorded by Heather King, Lead Singer of Daniel's Window
Heather, the lead singer of Daniel's Window, wrote this song after she found out she was expecting conjoined twins. The twins were not expected to live after birth because they only had a sliver of lung tissue between them. The twin girls were born on September 21, 2012. They lived 52 minutes before Heather and her husband said goodbye.
 
Blogs
 
Heather King Story
The honest story of a mother who has experienced multiple miscarriages, the birth of a beautiful baby girl, and the birth and loss of beautiful conjoined twins.
 
Stephanie and Blake Nalley's Story - Hagerstown, MD couple
 
Videos
 
"The House I Keep"
A powerful short film story of a woman's struggle with miscarriage.
 
Facebook Pages
 
Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness of Washington County, MD
 
Faces of Loss, Faces of Hope - Hagerstown, MD
 
More resources to come!
 
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