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.
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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/
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/
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 Carehttps://www.singaporefuneralservices.sg/
The Life Celebrant (TLC)https://thelifecelebrant.sg/
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/
Structured Grief Recovery Programs
Whispering Hope Singaporewww.whisperinghope.sg
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Group
Informal Online Support Grouphttps://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 sessionshttps://pietasingapore.wixsite.com/pietasingapore
My Rosary Ministryhttps://www.myrosaryministry.com/
Informal Online Support
Pregnancy and Infant loss Group A closed Facebook group
for Singaporeans to share their experiences and grief journeys.
Art of Life
Another Step to Recovery
Miscarriage Association (UK)https://www.miscarriageassociation.org.uk/how-we-help/support-groups
Infant Loss Resourceshttp://infantlossresources.org/?page_id=604
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