It is normal for you and your partner to experience grief over this loss. We are here to support you. There are multiple resources and support options available to you.
Quad Cities Bereavement Doulas: A group of Doulas who are specifically trained in loss. They can walk you through all of your options and if at any point you feel like you want their support or have any questions for them, you may contact Jess Buntemeyer, the group’s coordinator. All services are free of charge. You can find the group on Facebook under Quad Cities Bereavement Doulas. Jess Buntemeyer - 563.370.5037
Quad City SHARE Group: A local pregnancy and infant loss support group. The group meets the 3rd Thursday of every month at 6:30pm at the Genesis Heart Institute, Davenport, IA. The group is also on Facebook under Quad City Share Group.
Quad City Women’s Therapy: A private psychotherapy practice that provides counseling for women. Please Contact Anika O’Melia, LISW or call 563.265.1529.
Motherhood Matters: A community of support, education, and wellness surrounding the many stages of motherhood within the realms of mind, body, and spirit. 563.200.1846
Genesis Grief Support: Providing personal, compassionate care for your journey with loss. 563.421.5000
A Bed for My Heart: A place to rest your grieving heart and let its truth spill outside the covers.
No Foot Too Small: NFTS was founded out of a desire to draw awareness to pregnancy loss + infant mortality while encouraging the celebration of these precious blessings. Quarterly Mom's Groups were established for women to come together as girlfriends, sharing stories, and celebrating angels.
Still Standing Magazine: Still Standing is an online magazine for all who are grieving child loss and infertility.
Grief Watch/Perinatal Loss: Resources and support for pregnancy loss.
IRIS: A non-profit organization that is dedicated to offering support, education and resources to parents, families, friends and professionals on the death of a child in early pregnancy (miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, molar pregnancy, etc.) or from stillbirth, premature birth, neonatal death, birth defects, sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), illness, accidents, and all other types of infant & early childhood death.
Missing GRACE: The missing GRACE Organization offers pregnancy and infant loss support as well as support for those struggling with infertility and those that are pursuing adoption. Additionally, we strive to educate mothers about their role in stillbirth prevention in their own pregnancies.
Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep: The Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Foundation (NILMDTS) administers a network of more than 7,000 volunteer photographers in the United States and 25 countries. At a family's request, a NILMDTS Affiliated Photographer will come to your hospital or hospice location and conduct a sensitive and private portrait session. The portraits are then professionally retouched and presented to the families on an archival DVD or CD that can be used to print portraits of their cherished baby. We believe these images serve as an important step in the family's healing process by honoring their child's legacy.
Jen's Highway to Healing Grief Support Group is a Robert Young Center clinician-led, peer support group open to all adults dealing with grief from the loss of a loved one, miscarriage, empty nesters, loss of a friend, job or pet.
Held each Tuesday 5-7 p.m.
4622 Progress Drive, Suite A
Davenport, IA 52807
UnityPoint Health - Robert Young Center Enrichment Center. For more information, please call (563) 742-5800.
Genesis East Labor and Delivery 563.421.6318.
Bearing Hope: Navigating the Desert of Waiting for a Child. By Liv Ryan
Hope for Today, Promises for Tomorrow. By Teske Drake
Empty Cradle, Broken Heart. By Deborah L. Davi
Empty Arms: Coping with Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Infant Death. By Sherokee Ilse
When Hello Means Goodbye. By Pat Schwiebert, RN, Paul Kirk
You are the Mother of All Mothers. By Angela Miller
Naming the Child. By Jenny Schroedel
Letters to My Unborn Children. By Shawn T. Collins
Sibling Grief. By Wintergreen Press
You are Not Alone: Love Letters From Loss Mom to Loss Mom. By Emily R. Long
Cry, Heart, But Never Break. By Glenn Ringtved
The Book of Comforts. By Kaitlin Wernet
We are so very sorry you are going through this. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help you along this process.