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Grief and Loss

Loss and Grief

The death of a baby is a painful experience for a family. 

If your baby died during pregnancy or in the first days of life, you and your family may need help to understand what happened. And you may need support to find ways to deal with your grief and ease your pain.

Miscarriage, stillbirth and other conditions can cause a pregnancy to end before or during birth. Newborn death can be caused by premature birth, birth defects and other health conditions.

  • From Hurt to Healing (free booklet from the March of Dimes for grieving parents)
  • Share Your Story (March of Dimes online community for families to share experiences with prematurity, birth defects or loss)
  • Bereaved Families of Ontario
    This organization helps families dealing with the death of any family member. They provide excellent support groups for siblings and have access to wonderful resources.
  • Please visit Pregnancy and Infant Loss Network at Sunnybrook. We help bereaved parents and families across Ontario with a variety of support services following a loss.