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
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C. Submitting titles of helpful reading materials or videos/films
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D. Adding a link to this site from your blog


Thursday, June 7, 2007

California MISSing Angels Bill Passed

Yes Votes
Alquist Calderon Corbett Correa Ducheny Florez Hollingsworth Kehoe Kuehl Lowenthal Maldonado Migden Negrete McLeod Padilla Perata Ridley-Thomas Scott Simitian Steinberg Torlakson Vincent Yee

No Votes
Aanestad Ashburn Cogdill Cox Denham Dutton Harman Machado Margett McClintock Romero Runner Wiggins Wyland

Absent, Abstaining, or Not Voting

Ackerman Battin Cedillo Oropeza

What happens next?

The bill moves to the California Assembly, where the legislative process begins again. The bill will likely be assigned 2, 3 or more committees in the Assembly in the weeks ahead.

Public testimony and support will be allowed -- just like in the Senate.

Assuming the bill passes the various Assembly committees, the Assembly votes. If it passes the Assembly, the bill moves to the Governor to be signed into law.

The bill is *indeed* on the right path. But we continue to need your help. You can see from above, lawmakers are hotly contesting this bill.

Some have called this "hijacking" for political reasons -- namely pro-choice/pro-life. Despite, we celebrate the bill passing the Senate yesterday and people like you helping to support it!

More in the days ahead---

Daryl Logullo
National Legislative Liaison (volunteer)
MISS Foundation

Stillbirth bill sparks squabble in Legislature
By Edwin Garcia
MediaNews Sacramento Bureau
Article Launched: 06/05/2007 01:29:29 AM PDT

SACRAMENTO - It began as a noble idea: Comfort mothers whose babies die at delivery by allowing them to purchase an official California "certificate of stillbirth."

But by the time the state Senate voted - and approved - the measure Monday, it had become a referendum on abortion rights and one of the oddest and messiest fights this year in the Legislature. (continue)

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