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1 25th August 04:41
yodergoat@hotmail.com
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Vanessa,
I am so very sorry for the loss of your son. Such a brief little life,
but I am certain that he was loved every single moment of it.

I use the message boards at both the European and American
"Babycentre" and "Babycenter," where there are dozens of boards. Most
of course are on pregnancy, birth, and baby care, but there are a few
on grief and loss. Here is one I found for you on the European
Babycentre:

http://www.babycentre.co.uk/bbs/536679/

I hope that link works, and that the group helps.
I will try to find another and post it here as well.
Take care during this awful time,
Shawna
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2 25th August 04:42
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Vanessa,
I found some more loss groups for you. The site I post below has a
list, under the heading "Grief and Loss," with several groups you
might find worth visiting. I hope that these can help you.

http://bbs.babycenter.com/boards/bbs-baby;prod-bcjive-sessionid=SRWIJ2OTDC1EACUAQIZQYTQ#bbs-babygrief

-Shawna
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3 26th August 20:02
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Here is a listing of a few of my favorite loss sites. Please know that each
one of these sites also has a listing of their own links for loss, so that
you may surf from site to site. You may see some of the same links included
in each site for this reason.

http://www.nationalshareoffice.com/
http://www.hygeia.org/
http://www.sidelines.org/loss.htm
http://www.lostchildoh.org/Links.htm
http://www.aplacetoremember.com/griefwww.html

HTH,
Chele
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4 26th August 20:03
vanessa (dawn) edwards
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Thank you both for the links, Shawna and Chele. I'll check these out
and continue lurking here as well.

Zachary would have been two months old on December 4th. It's a tough
week...maybe sharing his story in the near future will help me get my
thoughts together.
Vanessa
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5 26th August 20:03
janet sackman
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Hi Vanessa

Welcome to the newsgroup, I am so sorry to read that you have lost a
precious baby, that is just so desperately sad - that he lived for six****
days and didn't make it. My heart goes out to you, you must miss him
terribly. *

There are no other newsgroups specifically for pregnancy loss (yes amazing
isn't it?) but there are other web sites which have been posted already, I
have details of some in the support materials I've produced, which I will
include here, I hope that they help:

Support Organisations
These organisations support in different ways, either by telephone, in
support group meetings, or on the Internet, depending on location and
availability.
§ http://www.nationalshareoffice.com US organisation offering pregnancy loss
support by telephone and in support groups, with many branches across the
States.
§ http://www.compassionatefriends.org/ The Compassionate Friends in the
United States of America, offering support for all types of loss of a child,
during pregnancy and childhood. They have "chapters" across all the States,
many of whom have regular meetings as well as offering telephone support.
§ http://www.TCFCanada.net The Compassionate Friends in Canada, offering support
for losses during any stage of pregnancy.
§ http://www.sands.org.au/ Australian & NZ based Stillbirth and Neonatal
Death Society. Offers support by telephone and in groups, offering: "Baby
Loss Support - conception to two years. A support group for parents who
experience loss from miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death, SIDS - Sudden
Infant Death, and children who have died from any cause up to the age of
two."
§ http://www.miscarriage.org.nz New Zealand-based support for miscarriage
§ http://www.misschildren.org US-based organisation offering support groups as
well as online message boards and support. There are some support groups
which meet in person although most of the effort of this organisation is
based online.
§ http://www.mend.org. "M.E.N.D. is a Christian not-for-profit corporation whose
purpose is to reach out to those who have lost a child due to miscarriage,
stillbirth or early infant death and offer a way to share experiences and
information through support groups, the bi-monthly newsletter, and our
Internet web site."
§ http://www.hannah.org "Hannah's Prayer Ministries provides Christian based
support and encouragement to couples around the world who are struggling
with the pain of "fertility challenges" including infertility, pregnancy
loss or early infant death. Hannah's Prayer is a California based,
non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. All staff members are unpaid volunteers
who are proclaiming Christians (from a range of denominational backgrounds)
and have personal experience with the heartache of fertility challenges."
§ http://miscarriagesupport.org/ "The Christian Miscarriage Support Group is
an international Christian ministry for men and women, single people and
married people, family and friends, essentially for anyone who has been
affected by the loss of a child due to miscarriage. We exist to encourage,
support, and uplift those who are grieving."

Internet sites for emotional support after loss
Here are sites which have been set up by individuals who have sought to use
their own experiences to help support other people via the Internet:
§ http://www.pain-heartache-hope.com
§ http://www.angels4ever.com "Angel Babies Forever Loved, Inc., is a non-profit
corporation established to support grieving parents of infants. Whether from
miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal loss, or SIDS, we all share in the loss of
our babies."
§ http://www.parentsplace.com/messageboards/ Includes message boards on these
topics:
... Pregnancy Loss
... Pregnancy Loss after Infertility
... Stillborn
... SIDS
... Loss of an Infant
... Loss of a Twin
... Loss of a Toddler
... Loss of Older Child
... Loss of a Parent
... Grieving
... Moms without Moms
... Termination: Poor Prenatal Testing
... Ectopic Pregnancy
... Resolutions: Moving On after a Loss
§ http://www.APlaceToRemember.com "A Place To Remember is committed to publishing
and providing uplifting support materials and resources for those who have
been touched by a crisis in pregnancy or the death of a baby. Our mission
statement is an outgrowth of our historical roots in publishing and design
through the parent company deRuyter-Nelson Publications, and the interest of
its owners, especially Timothy Nelson, in the area of infant death. Nelson
is the author of A Father's Story, which tells of the stillbirth of his
daughter in 1983 and the effect it has had on his family since then."
§ http://www.inciid.org/ "The InterNational Councilon Infertility
Information
Dissemination, Inc.: Read our Fact Sheets, find an Infertility or Adoption
Specialist, peruse the different Pathways to Parenthood taken by our
visitors, read the latest press releases or make yourself at home on some of
our 145 Interactive Forums covering subjects from infertility to adoption to
miscarriage and pregnancy after infertility. We also have two dozen
Infertility Specialists who volunteer their time to answer questions at no
charge on our Medical Forums."
§ http://www.hygeia.org "Hygeiaź is a global community for perinatal health, loss
and bereavement using new technology to share age-old feelings and lessons,
produced by Michael R Berman, M.D, (author of 'Parenthood Lost, Healing the
Pain After Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Infant Death')
§ http://www.healthboards.com for health information: infertility, pregnancy, loss
in pregnancy
§ http://www.miraclebabies.org support and information around premature births

Internet Sites for Memorials
§ http://www.innocents.com The Church Of the Holy Innocents in New York.
They have a Book of Life where they will add the name of your unborn child
and light a candle for him or her. A mass is held once a month for these
children.
Internet Sites for Special Products or Services
§ http://www.sculpturefromtheheart.com/ For special sculptures to
commemorate babies who died before birth
§ http://www.macatawa.org/~eding/dolls.html For Custom Handmade Cloth
Keepsake Dolls made by a preemie mom, to represent babies from 11 weeks
gestation onwards.
§ http://www.weebundles.com/ For custom made keepsake dolls from 22 weeks
gestation onwards.
§ http://www.godslittleones.homestead.com/micropreemies.html For resin
models of premature babies from 24 weeks gestation onwards.
§ http://www.babyphotoretouch.com/ Offers a service for retouching
photographs of dead babies


I hope that this helps.
--
Love and hugs

Janet
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