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Active Miscarriage Support

Life-Limiting Diagnosis Support

Support for Other Difficult Diagnoses

A Heartbreaking Choice

Offers support to those who have undergone a pregnancy termination for medical reasons - poor prenatal diagnosis, problems with their own health, or for the health of a sibling (selective reduction). 

(National Organization for Rare Disorders)

Provides information on rare diseases and a database of support organizations.

(National Tay-Sachs & Allied Diseases Association)

Offers support to those who have undergone a pregnancy termination for medical reasons - poor prenatal diagnosis, problems with their own health, or for the health of a sibling (selective reduction). 

(Support Organization For Trisomy)

A network of families and professionals dedicated to providing support and understanding to families involved in the issues and decisions surrounding the diagnosis and care in Trisomy 18, 13 and other related chromosomal disorders.

Poor Prenatal Diagnosis
(Baby Center Community)

Have you gotten unexpected results from prenatal testing? Find support and talk about your options with others in similar situations.


Care Options

Cremation allows you to keep your baby’s ashes with you and allows for flexibility in the future. You can choose at a later date to scatter or bury your baby’s ashes in a meaningful place. Almost all funeral homes will cremate a baby at a deeply discounted rate or for free. They will not advertise this. If you have previously dealt with a funeral home that you are comfortable working with again, call them first. If not, ask your nurse for a list of nearby funeral homes. Don’t be discouraged about what you hear from a funeral home. When one doesn’t offer what you need, move on to the next.

​To lessen any cost, consider using the bear from your Rachel’s Gift box as an urn. The funeral home can easily cut your bear along its back, place the bag or vial of cremains inside, and stitch it back up. This can also be done with a special stuffed animal you purchased or received as a gift for your baby. There are also sweet, affordable urns from Heaven’s Gain, Artful Ashes, and others. If there is some associated cost you cannot afford, financial assistance is available. Scroll down to Financial Assistance for a list of organizations dedicated to assisting with the cost of cremation, funeral, and burial.

 Heaven's Gain​​ 
Personalized urns and baby caskets for any gestation, including 1st trimester.

 Artful Ashes
Beautiful handmade glass art memorials.

 ​Art From Ashes  
Handcrafted glass remembrances.

Birth Injury Resources

​Birth Injury Guide

Works with professional writers and researchers, medical providers, attorneys, and other birth injury experts to produce the most comprehensive birth injury information source available.

Birth Injury Center

Assists anyone who has been affected by a birth injury. Provides a compilation of information around the different types of injuries.

​Certificates & Vital Records

Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth / Certificate of Stillbirth
​Certificates can be requested after you have been discharged and your hospital/physician has filed the necessary paperwork. At your request, your State Office of Vital Records can issue you a "Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth" or "Certificate of Stillbirth" to record and memorialize the birth of your stillborn child. Because laws vary by state, so do the certificates available to you. Some states offer certificates for babies less than 20 gestational weeks old. Visit state websites linked below for details and forms.

 If your state is not listed, check here for your state's vital records office.


​Online &
In-Person Support

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Baby Product Mailing List Removal

Mail Preference Service

c/o Direct Marketing Association
P.O. Box 9008
Farmingdale, NY 11735-9008

Mail Preference Service

c/o Direct Marketing Association
6 East 43rd Street
New York, NY 10017-4609

Gerber Parents Resource Center

445 State Street
Fremont, MI 49413-0001

​​​​National Do Not Mail List

A letter to the addresses below will stop about 75% of baby-related mail during the first year after a baby's death. The Mail Preference Service division of the Direct Marketing Association (known as DMA) compiles a list of people who do not want junk mail. DMA provides their compiled 'Do Not Mail' list to any company that requests it.

Tips: Write to Mail Preference Service and request your name and address be deleted from all mailing and marketing lists. Provide them with three spellings or variations of your name, as well as with any other names at your address (including previous occupants). They will retain your information for five years. If you wish, at that time you should write again. Be sure to write when you move. Include your name and address. Be sure to sign and date your letter.

Memorial Items

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