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Resources & Support for Bereaved Families after the Loss of a Child
Resources for those supporting Bereaved Families after the Loss of a Child
Collection of resources for expecting parents aimed at ensuring informed pregnancy and preventing stillbirth
Philosophy of Sea Glass Parenting Sea glass is formed when bottles shatter, spilling sharp edges into the waves. Tumbled by water and friction and time, some shards become smooth while some retain their sharp edges. Some will come to rest in familiar places, and some will wash up on foreign shores. Some will retain much Read more
The Story of Sea Glass Writing I have been writing most of my life. I have an undergraduate degree in Literature and Writing from UC San Diego, and I have piles of unfinished projects I’ve always intended to organize and publish. After Adrian died, I found a purpose in writing that I don’t think I Read more
The experience of pregnancy after loss can be complex and terrifying. Getting pregnant quickly or secondary infertility; worry over potential signs of danger; thoughts on when and how to share news about subsequent children; confusion surrounding simultaneous feelings of both grief and joy. If you are pregnant or attempting pregnancy after loss, my heart is with you. I have included resources here that were useful to me in my process. Please take what you find useful, and discard the rest.
One of the things that hurt most about my son’s death was how none of my providers (and none of the books!) discussed the risks with me during my pregnancy. So if you are here, reading this page, I thank you. You are taking the first of several important steps in changing a culture of silence around this dangerous subject.
Resources to support pregnant or bereaved parents and their support community