If you are at this page you may have experienced the loss of a pregnancy or of an infant. We are grieved for you and understand the broken heart you are suffering. We feel that resources for this time are important though not often easy to come by. Our sincerest hope is that you allow yourself grace and time to grieve this incredible loss and find some comfort in the resources here.
M.E.N.D. is here to provide hope and healing through your journey after the loss of your baby. M.E.N.D. (Mommies Enduring Neonatal Death) is a Christian, non-profit organization that reaches out to families who have suffered the loss of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, or early infant death. We publish free bi-monthly newsletters, hold commemorative ceremonies, and host a variety of support groups throughout the nation. M.E.N.D. is a place for families to connect, share their unique story of loss, and learn to live life without your precious baby. Together we are breaking down the barriers associated with the isolation and sadness of pregnancy and infant loss as we strive to turn our children's lives into legacies.
If you have lost your baby at any time in the past, this website is right for you. I pray that you will be able to find healing and inspirational expressions of love for your child and closure to the grief. I pray that you will be able to reach out to other hurting parents by sharing your story with us. If you have had a “rainbow baby”, meaning you’ve given birth to a live baby subsequent to a pregnancy or infant loss, we’d love to add your story to the getting pregnant again section, to offer hope to other parents, and invite you to view our subsequent pregnancy support section. Additionally, if you are pregnant now, and have had a loss at any time in the past, we have a section of helpful resources for you.
God answered our prayers by giving us Silas.
Our vision is to help every family who experiences infant loss find community, grief resources and ultimately the Hope of Christ which is our unfailing anchor.
Labor of Hope is a faith-based non-profit organization that exists to value and celebrate every life. We accomplish this by supporting and equipping families who have received a critical or life-limiting diagnosis during pregnancy.
GHOST BELLY : A Memoir
By Elizabeth Heineman
EARLY FLIGHT: Healing hope for parents of the stillborn, miscarried or aborted
By Jack Hayford
EMPTY ARMS: Hope and Support for those who have suffered a miscarriage, stillbirth or tubal pregnancy
By Pam Vredevelt
PREGNANCY AFTER A LOSS: A guide to pregnancy after a miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death
By: Carol Cirulli Lanham
PARENTHOOD LOST: Healing the pain after miscarriage, stillbirth and infant death
by Michael R. Berman, MD