Sunset in California
Sunset in California (Miranda Hernandez)

Dear Parent,

Early in the days of my loss, I often googled different forms of “how to cope” and “what now?” More than two years out from Adrian’s death, I am finally feeling ready to share, from one parent to another, some of the things that have helped me.

Loss is individual. Grief is unique. Please take what you find useful here, and discard all the rest.

I’m so sorry you’re here.

Love,
-Miranda

Resources:
Your Experience After Loss (planned article)
Things to Do (planned article)
Funeral Resources (planned article)
Finding a Therapist (planned article)
Facebook and other Groups for Support (planned article)
Journal prompts (planned article)
Ways to Honor Your Child (planned article)


Pieces of Potential Interest from this site:

Write Your Grief: 28 Jan 2018 – Grief
Write Your Grief: 2 Feb 2018 – Grief is a Mother, Too
Write Your Grief: 18 Feb 2018 – I Love You
Miranda’s Blog: A Letter to My Son on His First Birthday
Miranda’s Blog: A Letter to My Son on His Second Birthday
Miranda’s Blog: Grieving Without God
Miranda’s Blog: Strong
Miranda’s Blog: Pre-Pregnancy Jeans


Helpful Links:

Facebook Support Groups:
Stillbirth and Infant Loss Support Group
Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Support Group
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group
Miscarriage and Infant Loss Support Group

Lactation Information:
Lactation After Loss
Lactation Suppression
Bereavement Pumping & Donation
Grief Donation: Breastfeeding Support Through Loss Group

Stillbirth Research & Charities:
Star Legacy Foundation
SANDS Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Charity
Stillbirth Centre of Research Excellence
Stillbirth Foundation
Still Aware
Movements Matter Campaign
Kicks Count
Tommys
Still Mothers
Still Birth Day

Grief Support:
Refuge in Grief
Grief Toolbox
Notes From Your Therapist
Teddy’s Wish
Still Standing Magazine
Glow in the Woods