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.
Please help us set up this resource for grieving families by:


A. Submitting your blog information
(Email Subject: Please Add My Blog)
  • The link to your blog
  • The title of your blog
  • The topic of your blog (see sidebar - Personal Blogs)
  • If your blog discusses living children or subsequent pregnancy after loss

B. Submitting links to helpful web resources
(Email Subject: Please Add This Link)

C. Submitting titles of helpful reading materials or videos/films
(Email Subject: Please Add This Resource)

D. Adding a link to this site from your blog


Tuesday, May 29, 2007

MISS Foundation Email

Dear MISS Members,

Elisabeth Kubler Ross, M.D. spent more than five decades devoted to helping the dying and the bereaved. She has helped countless people, and our entire culture, in coping with death, dying, and mourning. Much of her life was devoted to working with dying children and their families. She is a thanatological icon and hero.

Elisabeth was also a friend to the MISS Foundation, a cherished advisor. She was my beloved friend and mentor.

In honor of her upcoming birthday, July 8th, the MISS Foundation would like to offer a "One who soars (tm)" band to our members.

You can wear this in honor of your beloved child, and to recognize the legacy of Dr. Kubler-Ross' work.

Please send a SASE with two stamps to:

MISS Foundation
EKR Legacy
PO Box 5333
Peoria, Az 85385

May your Memorial Day weekend be filled with loving thoughts of your children. We also recognize those young men and women who have lost their lives in service.

"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people
do not just happen."

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
July 8, 1926 to August 24, 2004

Let us never forget the gifts she left this world

Very Sincerely,
Joanne Cacciatore, PhD Cand, MSW, FT

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