How to Use the Directory

Welcome to the Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Infant Loss Directory. This blog is maintained by volunteers to act like a "telephone book" for blogs dealing with the loss of a baby. It is open to anyone who has ever lost a baby in any way - we do not discriminate by age of your baby or circumstance of your loss. If you think you belong here, then we think you belong here.

When you submit your blog, it is manually added to the list, so it may take some time for it to appear on the list. When you submit your information as requested below, it is easier to spot those emails that have been redirected into the spam mail.

Blogs are listed by category of loss. This is to help you find blogs that deal with circumstances that may be similar to yours. That being said, it can be a moving and healing experience to read the blogs of people who's loss is not similar to yours. You are welcome to read any of the blogs listed here.

Though there could be literally thousands of categories of loss, we have created 4 broad categories: before 20 weeks, after 20 weeks, after birth, and medical termination. Please note that most blogs dealing with extreme prematurity are listed in the "after birth" category even though the gestational age might suggest a different category.

As a warning to those feeling particularly fragile, many of the blogs listed here discuss living children or subsequent pregnancies. In the sidebar links, those blogs are usually marked with an asterisk(*). However, the circumstances of individual bloggers will change, and sometimes the listings do not get updated. It is possible to encounter pictures of living children or pregnant bellies on the blogs listed here.

We also have a list of resources (books), online links, and online publications that you may find useful. Scroll all the way to the bottom of the page to see the full listing of links.

We are so sorry the loss of a beloved child has brought you here. We hope that you will find some solace within the community that has gathered.
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A. Submitting your blog information
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  • If your blog discusses living children or subsequent pregnancy after loss

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D. Adding a link to this site from your blog


Saturday, March 24, 2007

Email Update from the National Stillbirth Society

From: Richard K. Olsen, Executive Director
Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2007

We've all doubtless heard the expression, "When it rains it pours." Here in the Phoenix area its especially true. We get our annual 4" of rain in about three rainfalls. But today we're here to tell you not about weather but good news about stillbirth. It involves the San Francisco Chronicle. A milestone article; three articles to be exact.

On Sunday March 5th they ran an article by Suzanne Pullen, a staff writer for the paper and a stillbirth mother. The paper received over 300 responses from readers, e-mails, call and letters. Based on that response the editors asked her to prepare another article, and that article will run this Sunday, March 25th.

In addition to the new article, which will run in the magazine section, and in the online version of the paper, Pullen prepared a second article entitled "Kicks Count" that appears exclusively in the March 25th online version of the Chronicle.

The "KICKS COUNT" article is "fabulously written - a landmark article" in the view of Dr. Jason Collins, Founder of The Pregnancy Institute. The author went to see Collins who set her up with a home fetal heartbeat monitor and tracked the real-time progress of her second pregnancy via the Internet, causing him to recommend an early delivery at 37 weeks. Mother and baby are doing fine.

There is also a link to the March 5th article in case you missed it. The three are "must" reading for any woman who is contemplating having a child, as well as those who lost a child.

Below is the link to the main article, which has in it links to the two related articles. Read them, but more important please take the time to send the link to friends and family. That way you will help build stillbirth awareness from which more good things will spring.

As those who have "walked the walk" it is our duty to help women who follow from having to take the same path. To empower them by passing on the knowledg we all wish we had before our babies were struck down.

Last of all be sure to send your comments to the paper, letting them know what the articles meant to you. You can find an e-mail link in each article. The following link to the main article should be "live" by the time you receive this.


Richard K. Olsen, Founder
National Stillbirth Society

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