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Pregnancy & Infant Loss Resources

If you experienced a loss of any kind during or after pregnancy, and need extra support, here are some options are for you, organized by area of the metro! It may be good to check a couple of different areas, to find the closest location(s) to you.


Minneapolis 


Bittersweet 


A support group is for parents who've experienced the death of a twin or multiple meets once a month.  Meets in Minneapolis, Contact: Barb Schaack, RN at 952-854-1997


St. Paul

United Hospital Support Group 

Loss group-
While grieving is painful for everyone, the death of a baby represents a very special grief. The natural bond between bereaved parents enables them to support and encourage each other in a unique way. Whether your loss was through ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn death, please consider joining this group. Pre-registration is requested FREE.  Contact: Annette - 651-241-6206


Wild Tree Psychotherapy- Infertility, Miscarriage & Pregnancy Loss Drop-in Counseling Group 

Mondays | 7:00-8:00pm | $25/group *HSA dollars may be used as payment.  At Wild Tree Psychotherapy in St. Paul.  This is an ongoing weekly drop-in counseling group for women focused on moving through the grief and loss associated with trying to grow your family.  Call Nicole - 651-212-4920, ext. 4


North Suburbs (Rogers, Coon Rapids, Forest Lake, check back for more soon!)


The Center for Grace

A cozy and safe place for grieving parents and their loved ones to gather to find support and to connect with others who are grieving. The Center offers a gift shop with memorial items, a library, and meeting room. Please call to schedule an appointment. Located in Rogers, 763/497-0709.

Compassionate Friends Child Loss Support Group

Note: This group is for the loss of a child of ANY age. Meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month, 7-9 pm. Forest Lake Senior Community Center. 

Missing Grace Foundation

Support groups that are a safe place to find community with others who have had a pregnancy or infant loss, or face infertility challenges. The groups are open to the bereaved parents and grandparents looking to work through grief in healthy ways and to commemorate their babies. Bring pictures or other special memorial items to share about your baby with the group.

Coon Rapids support group- 1st Monday of the month, 6:30-8:30 pm at Faith Lutheran Church, 11115 Hanson Blvd. Call Kara at 612-708-7710 or email missinggrace.caresforyou@gmail.com if you plan to attend.
Rogers support group- every other Tuesday, 6:30-8:30 pm at the Center for Grace, 12817 Main Street. Call Cheri at 612-282-9123 or email missinggrace.caresforyou@gmail.com if you plan to attend.


West/Southwest Suburbs (Eden Prairie, Edina, New Hope, Golden Valley, check back for more soon!)


Bereaved Fathers Coffee Group

Hosted by Hope for the Mourning, this group of fathers meets at Brighter Days from 8am-10am. There is no fee, and this is not an official grief group; it has been created to provide meaningful connections to other men that have experienced the death of a child of any age by any cause. Contact carolyn@bdgc.us for more details.


Compassionate Friends Child Loss Support Group

Note: This group is for the loss of a child of ANY age. Meets on the 3rd Monday of the month, 7-8:30 pm. St. Joseph Parish Community, New Hope. **Even though our meetings are held in a church building, the Compassionate Friends is not a faith-based organization and does not have any religious affiliations.

Miscarriage and Early Pregnancy Loss Support Group                                                          

For women who have miscarried, experienced recurrent miscarriage, an ectopic or early pregnancy loss within the last three years; and are trying to conceive again or sustain a viable pregnancy.  Group meets on the 2nd & 4th Wednesday every month from 6-7:30 pm in Golden Valley. Psychotherapy and Healing Associates, Ltd. 


South Suburbs (Bloomington, Faribault, Shakopee, Apple Valley, check back for more soon!)


Bittersweet 


A support group is for parents who've experienced the death of a twin or multiple meets once a month.  Bloomington Contact: Barb Schaack, RN at 952-854-1997

Compassionate Friends Child Loss Support Group

Note: This group is for the loss of a child of ANY age. Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm. Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Apple Valley.  **Even though our meetings are held in a church building, the Compassionate Friends is not a faith-based organization and does not have any religious affiliations.

Infants Remembered in Silence, Inc. (IRIS)

507-334-4748 or email here   

IRIS is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to offering support, education and resources to parents, families, friends and professionals on the death of a child in early pregnancy (miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, molar pregnancy, etc) or from stillbirth, premature birth, neo-natal death, birth defects, sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), illness, accidents, and all other types of infant & early childhood death.
Support group: daytime group meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 11 am to 1 pm. Evening group meets the 4th Tuesday of the month from 7-8:30 pm. 218 Third Ave. NW in Faribault MN. There is no registration required and no fees.

St. Francis Hospital- Infant Loss Support Group

For those experiencing miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant loss. Tuesdays at 7 pm. No registration required. Located at St. Francis Hospital in the main floor chapel. Contact Marsha Sullivan, 952/482-2002 or marsha.sullivan@allina.com. Free.  1455 St. Francis Ave. Shakopee.

East Suburbs (Maplewood, check back for more soon!)

Compassionate Friends Child Loss Support Group

Note: This group is for the loss of a child of ANY age. Meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month, 7-9 pm. Beaver Lake Lutheran Church in Maplewood.  **Even though our meetings are held in a church building, the Compassionate Friends is not a faith-based organization and does not have any religious affiliations.

Multiple Locations or Online

Compassionate Friends

An opportunity to share experiences and heartache, the added difficulties related to the loss of an infant or toddler, things that may have been helpful to us on this journey, and anything else that you are feeling since your child, brother or sister, or grandchild died.

An opportunity to share your experiences and heartache, the added difficulties related to miscarriage or stillbirth, things that may have been helpful to us on this journey, and anything else that you are feeling since your child, brother or sister, or grandchild died.

Facebook Group

Faces of Loss, Faces of Hope has created Face2Face Friendship Groups as a means of getting women together, face to face, who have experienced a loss of a child, whether it was by miscarriage, stillbirth or infant loss. All baby lost moms and grandmas are welcome, regardless of how much time has passed since your loss, if your loss was a month ago or 10 years ago you are welcome!

Faith's Lodge 

Located in Danbury, WI, Faith’s Lodge is to provide a place where parents and families facing the serious illness or loss of a child can retreat to reflect on the past, renew strength for the present and build hope for the future. Low to no-cost. 612-825-2073 or info@faithslodge.org

Grieve Out Loud

A pregnancy and infant loss support network. We offer a Pen-Pal program and online support group for grieving families as well as this community page and a website with various resources to help support the general public.

Healing After a Miscarriage 

A 21 day e-course that gives you the space you need each day to reflect and work with your grief.  "UPDATE: Because the holidays can be hard enough when we're suffering grief, I'm offering this course for FREE!"- Meagan Shultz

Infant and Toddler Loss

A closed Facebook Group

On this closed Facebook page, we have the opportunity to share our experiences and heartache, the added difficulties related to the loss of an infant or toddler, things that may have been helpful to us on this journey, and anything else that you are feeling since your child, brother or sister, or grandchild died and want to share, get feedback on, or just because you need to give words to what is in your heart and mind.

The Jameson House

Provides emotional support to family and friends experiencing child loss. Phone, text, email, or in person, however the family prefers. Financial assistance by purchasing casket sprays, urns, memorial items, etc. And creation and management of fundraisers and GoFundMe type accounts. Coordination of NILMDTS and photography services when possible. Shipment of Healing Hearts and Rainbow Baby Totes.

Loss to Miscarriage or Stillbirth

 A Closed Facebook Group    

On this closed Facebook page, we have the opportunity to share our experiences and heartache, the added difficulties related to miscarriage or stillbirth, things that may have been helpful to us on this journey, and anything else that you are feeling since your child, brother or sister, or grandchild died and want to share, get feedback on, or just because you need to give words to what is in your heart and mind.  

Star Legacy Foundation  
Perinatal loss group, 1st & 3rd Monday of each month, 6:30 pm, led by Debbie Fischer. For any loss during pregnancy. Register here.
Parenting after loss group, 2nd & 4th Monday of each month, 11 am, led by Joann O'Leary. Register here.

StillBirthday

Doula Resources specifically for those who have lost a baby, or are carrying a baby that has been diagnosed with a condition that will result in death postpartum. 

Tiny Treasures

Get connected with a perinatal loss doula on-call to support you during your time of grief in hospitals, emergency rooms or at home. Volunteers also make baby burial layettes, offer support recommendations and retreats. 651/403-3556     


Rural Resources


CentraCare Health

Perinatal Loss Bereavement Group- St. Cloud, MN 

A support program for families who have lost an infant, or experienced a stillbirth, ectopic pregnancy or miscarriage. Meets every second Monday of the month at 7 pm, St. Cloud Hospital in the St. Benedict’s conference room near Lakes elevator on the first floor. (320) 251-2700, ext. 53528

Hospice of Red River Valley- Detroit Lakes

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Group, meets the third Thursday of each month from 6:30-8 pm at Hospice of the Red River Valley- 1111 Highway 10. This is a free ongoing grief support group for anyone who has experienced the death of a baby through pregnancy loss, stillbirth or in the first year of life. For more information, please contact  (800) 237-4629 or bereavement@hrrv.org

Hospice of Red River Valley- Fargo

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Group, meets the fourth Tuesday of each month from 6:30-8 pm at Hospice of the Red River Valley- 1701 38th St. S., Suite 101, Fargo, N.D. (use west door). Offered in partnership with Harlynn’s Heart, a free ongoing pregnancy and infant loss support group. for anyone who has experienced the death of a baby through pregnancy loss, stillbirth or in the first year of life. For more information, please contact  (800) 237-4629 or bereavement@hrrv.org


Infant Bereavement Program- Fargo

Support offered through Altru hospital for parents and families who have experienced the loss of a baby. Assistance with support, financial resources, and burial arrangements. Call 701.780.5257.


Infants Remembered in Silence, Inc. (IRIS)

507-334-4748 or email here   

IRIS is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to offering support, education and resources to parents, families, friends and professionals on the death of a child in early pregnancy (miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, molar pregnancy, etc) or from stillbirth, premature birth, neo-natal death, birth defects, sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), illness, accidents, and all other types of infant & early childhood death.
Support group: daytime group meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 11 am to 1 pm. Evening group meets the 4th Tuesday of the month from 7-8:30 pm. 218 Third Ave. NW in Faribault MN. There is no registration required and no fees.

Iris Advocate Program: For those who are pending a loss, or have experienced a loss during or shortly after delivery, assist parents with a variety of services, including explaining delivery options, acting as a doula (labor coach), assisting with creating precious keepsakes and memories. This includes bathing and dressing the baby, to taking a variety of pictures, taking hand and foot prints, castings and much more. (Currently available only in Dodge, Goodhue, LeSueur, Steele, Rice and Waseca counties in southern Minnesota).

                                                                        






                                                                         

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