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.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

National Stillbirth Society News

We have had so many parents ask how they might get their baby's picture retouched that we made it our goal to find an answer. The answer we have come up with is almost too good to be true. Not only have we located a source but the source, one of the largest retouching studios in the country, will retouch a photo of a stillborn baby AT NO CHARGE. THERE IS NO LIMIT TO THE NUMBER OF MOTHERS THEY WILL DO THIS FOR. IF YOU WERE TO PAY FOR THE SERVICE IT WOULD COST $49.95 AND UP!

At this moment we're finalizing the details and logistics so that we the Missing Angel website can interface with their website. We hope by October 1st the service will be up and running. It's called "The Angel Pic Project" and when it's ready we will post it on the home page of

We're telling you this now so you have an opportunity to search through your pictures to find the best one. I will tell you I have seen examples of their work and it is incredible the difference. If you have a photo that you may have been uncomfortable showing family and friends get ready. You'll be able to send a scan, if you have one, or you can look up a participating dealer in your area who will scan a photo for you (limit two) and send it in for you. The same dealer will also give you a free 8" x 10" portrait when the scan comes back (in about 2 - 3 weeks).

Just one more way The National Stillbirth Society is working to bring comfort and closure to stillbirth parents and their families.

Richard K. Olsen, Founder

1 comment:

johndouglas said...

Well, it’s amazing. The miracle has been done. Hat’s off. Well done, as we know that “hard work always pays off”, after a long struggle with sincere effort it’s done.

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