Planning a service to remember your baby can help you grieve and let your family and friends share in your grief and comfort you. As difficult as it may be, try and be an integral part of planning this service. Remember, there are no right or wrong choices, simply do whatever gives you and your family the most comfort. If the cost of burying or memorializing your baby is a problem, talk with your funeral home director. There may be assistance available to you. Remember to ask about support services.
Many hospitals have trained staff, including nurses, social workers and clergy that can help you and your family. Ask for a list of resources available in your community. With your permission, the hospital staff can also share your information with others in the community who are available to help. Many brochures, books, videos and other materials are available to help parents and families through this difficult time. The Internet can also be a great source of support from the comfort of your own home. In addition to resources provided by your hospital or doctor, First Candle can help connect you with support groups, peer support and other resources to help you on your grief journey.