Resources

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


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


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 support to deal with your grief and ease your pain.


Having been through the similar losses, we have consolidated a list of local and international resources that will offer both practical help and support along this journey.


With deepest condolences
Angel Hearts



Articles


Pregnancy Miscarriage

https://www.singhealth.com.sg/patient-care/conditions-treatments/pregnancy-miscarriage/overview


‘In a better place? But I want him here’: Parents open up on anguish of losing a child

https://sg.news.yahoo.com/in-a-better-place-but-i-want-him-here-parents-open-up-on-anguish-of-losing-their-children-092630724.html


Commentary: We treat the business of death like it’s dirty work

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/commentary/funeral-death-dying-burial-sites-singapore-relocated-far-flung-11160788


Dealing with Grief after the Death of your Baby

https://www.marchofdimes.org/complications/dealing-with-grief-after-the-death-of-your-baby.aspx



Support through Delivery


  1. Doulas of Singapore

    It is hard to receive a terminal prenatal diagnosis and having to undergo the delivery knowing that baby is incompatible with life. As such, some doulas provide support to couples during this difficult time.

    http://www.doulasofsingapore.com/

  2. Stillborn Photography (Remembrance Photography)

    Now I lay me down to sleep (NILMDTS)

    NILMDTS is an international organisation which offers the gift of healing, hope and honor to parents experiencing the death of a baby through the overwhelming power of remembrance portraits. Professional-level photographers volunteer their time to conduct an intimate portrait session, capturing the only moments parents spend with their babies. Parents are then gifted with delicately retouched heirloom black and white portraits free of charge.These priceless images serve as an important step in the healing recovery for bereaved families. NILMDTS remembrance photography validates the existence and presence of these precious babies by honoring their legacy.

    https://www.nowilaymedowntosleep.org/find-a-photog/

Affiliated Photographer


a) Alexandria Neoh
Mobile: 9753 1970
www.picspirations.sg

b) Joan Leong
Mobile: 9477 1444
www.joanleong.com


Funeral Arrangements


These are some of the funerals homes that we work with who are familiar with the sensitivity and process of funeral arrangements for pregnancy losses and infant losses. They also have a ready supply of angel gowns and apparel where you can select and dress your baby if you wish to.


Ang Chin Moh (ACM)

https://www.angchinmoh.com.sg/

Harmony Funeral Care

https://www.singaporefuneralservices.sg/

The Life Celebrant (TLC)

https://thelifecelebrant.sg/


Grief Support Resources


The grief doesn’t end when baby has been laid to rest, there are local support groups available which may help.


Local Grief Support Group

Child Bereavement Support Singapore (CBSS)

https://www.cbss.sg/
https://www.cbss.sg/usefullinks
https://www.facebook.com/groups/201765143579129

Structured Grief Recovery Programs

Whispering Hope Singapore

www.whisperinghope.sg
https://www.facebook.com/whisperinghopeSG/

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Group

Informal Online Support Group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/603278646382706/

Lettters to Vilomahs (Singapore)

https://www.facebook.com/groups/177651703077408/

Faith based Support Groups

Pieta Singapore (Catholic-Catholics)

Offers monthly prayer & support sessions

https://pietasingapore.wixsite.com/pietasingapore
https://www.facebook.com/PietaSingapore/

My Rosary Ministry

https://www.myrosaryministry.com/

Informal Online Support

Pregnancy and Infant loss Group A closed Facebook group
for Singaporeans to share their experiences and grief journeys.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/603278646382706/

Art of Life

Another Step to Recovery
https://www.artoflifecircle.com/

Miscarriage Association (UK)

https://www.miscarriageassociation.org.uk/how-we-help/support-groups

Infant Loss Resources

http://infantlossresources.org/?page_id=604

Caring For Yourself after an Abortion

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/322533#outlook

Home Design and Lifestyle Changes to Help With PTSD and Depression

https://porch.com/advice/home-design-lifestyle-changes-help-ptsd