2womenshealth.com – FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON WOMEN’S HEALTH is an illustrated e-book of answers for those who have a gynaecological problem, for those who know someone who has, and for those who wish to learn more about women’s health.
David Viniker, MD., FRCOG., Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist.
A support site for parents who have been recommended to have a medical termination after being given serious news of a pre-natal fetal abnormality in their baby. ‘Lovingly Dedicated to All AHC Babies’ – With this site and the dedication of courageous parents willing to reach out, we hope to create a safe haven of encouragement, validation, hope and healing.
American Pregnancy Association is a national health organization committed to promoting reproductive and pregnancy wellness. Unfortunately addressing miscarriages and pregnancy loss is a common concern addressed by our reproductive educators.
Baby Loss Awareness campaign group exists to promote October 15th as
National Baby Loss Awareness Day within the UK and the annual Global Wave of
Light events and services where parents can acknowledge their losses.
Not trying again after miscarriage
If you wish to participate in online discussions with a country other than NZ see;
Everyone at some time in their life will be faced with the loss of a loved one or indeed their own mortality. The way you choose to celebrate this life is a very personal thing. This site provides lists of support services, funeral providers, celebrants, ideas, resources etc.
Mission statement: To educate and increase ectopic pregnancy awareness of all women of childbearing age as well as health care providers. To improve current medical and emotional care during and after an ectopic pregnancy.
To promote the early detection of ectopic pregnancies preventing unnecessary loss of reproductive organs or lives by improving standard pregnancy treatment protocols. NO woman should lose her life as a result of being pregnant.
Looking to conceive? Think you might be infertile? We give you the information and tips you need to help you towards parenthood.
is a non profit, consumer based organisation committed to promoting the well being and welfare of all people with fertility problems.
fertilityplus.org/faq/miscarriage/medical_definitions.html – Medical definitions
fertilityplus.org/faq/miscarriage/rpl.html – If you have had a couple of miscarriages, this site talks about tests that can be done (your local price range will probably differ)and may throw some light on your situation. At least in NZ it would be better than waiting until the third loss before you are eligible for treatment at the re-current miscarriage clinics where it is usually 3 miscarriages before they will consider accepting you onto their programme.
The Grief Centre provides support, advice & counselling to help those affected by loss and grief.
Jill Carnahan is a holistic functional medical Doctor based in America. The link is to information about a genetic mutation called MTHFR (methyl-tetrahydrofolate reductase – a methylation enzyme) which has been linked to multiple miscarriages. MTHFR can be tested through a blood test in NZ.
Shining light on loss.
HopeXchange was founded in 2003 by Lisa Church after suffering a miscarriage. (see her book Hope is Like the Sun: Finding Hope and Healing After Miscarriage, Stillbirth or Infant Death.) The primary website goal is to offer support to those coping with miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death and exists to provide accurate and timely information, understanding, encouragement, practical tips, and actionable advice to families and professionals.
honoured babies – an online memorial and support network.
Huffingtonpost.com – Articles on miscarriage
I have also felt the grief of losing a baby to miscarriage and out of that grieving and healing process I have created a necklace that is specifically for grieving mothers. It is a small genuine forget me not flower captured in a resin and sterling silver heart. From the bottom a charm (or charms, if one has experienced multiple losses), dangles in birthstone colour. I would have loved to have had this necklace in the midst of my grief, and it is my heartfelt wish that it helps other greiving mothers.
Kimberly de Montbrun
Miscarriage Counsellor Auckland
The Community of St Lukes
130 Remuera Road
The Miscarriage Association
C/o Clayton Hospital
West Yorkshire WF1 3JS
The Miscarriage Association of Ireland is a charitable and completely voluntary body set up with the support of women and men who themselves have been through miscarriages.
Phone: Support Line: 01- 873 5702
Meetings; For monthly Support Meetings – see website
mthfr.net Dr Ben Lynch is the worlds leading resource for unbiased, researched information strictly about the MTHFR mutation.
A site for more information on Molar Pregnancy
The Nurture Foundation for Reproductive Research is a unique charity that will raise funds for research into infertility, miscarriage and pregnancy complications. Research is carried out by a team of dedicated scientists and researchers working within the University of Auckland’s Obstetrics and Gynaecology department.
Donations to Nurture Foundation, Private Bag 92019, Auckland
The Postnatal Depression Support Network Nelson provides free and confidential support services to women experiencing post and antenatal depression or distress in the Nelson Region. Our postnatal depression website provides information and stories of women’s experiences with links to other support and resources available.
Kate Te Ao
Post Natal Depression Support Network Nelson Inc
50 Halifax Street
PH 03 548 3555
pregnancyloss.info – Facts about Miscarriage, information, hope, and healing. This site includes a bulletin board, memorial and e-cards.
Sands is NZ wide with groups across the country who support bereaved parents and whanau when a baby dies, at any age or gestation. Many of their volunteers have experienced the heartache of miscarriage. Go to Sands support groups to find one near you.
This is a closed group which means you have to be a member to see the posts, but you can ask to join up to chat with other New Zealanders.
For information on all Sands (Stillborn and Neonatal Death Support) Australia groups.
SPALS – (Support for pregnancy after loss)
The International Stillbirth Alliance (ISA), is an international coalition of organisations dedicated to understanding the causes and prevention of stillbirth. Its mission is to raise awareness, educate on recommended precautionary practices and facilitate research on stillbirth. ISA serves as a centralised resource for sharing information and connecting organisations and individuals. ‘United we stand’.
tabs.org.nz – PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and CHILDBIRTH, a new website, from TABS – Trauma And Birth Stress, NZ
A NZ site dedicated to the ones that are lost to us through Miscarriage, Stillbirth or SIDS and to the ones they leave behind with empty arms and tear filled eyes. Lost but never forgotten.
The Tommy’s National Early Miscarriage Centre is a partnership of three universities: The University of Birmingham, The University of Warwick, and Imperial College London. The three sites will run specialist clinics enabling 24,000 women per year to access treatment and support and participate in Tommy’s research studies. Share your stories.
Mother Infant Research Institute (MIRI) principal investigators, as well as news releases about MIRI discoveries and accomplishments, including DNA testing and genetic assessments. Their focus is the lifelong consequences of the intimate and unique biological relationship between mother and baby during pregnancy. Medical research has already established that events that occur at critical stages of human development in the womb influence the later occurrence of diabetes, heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis and inflammatory disorders, such as asthma, in both childhood and adulthood. Follow Dr Diana Bianchi and her teams findings.
Vicki Culling Associates – Parental Resources including bereavement and support in NZ.
Weston A Price
Dr. Weston A. Price (1870-1948), was a dentist who searched for the causes of dental decay and physical degeneration that he observed in his dental practice. He study isolated human groups, including sequestered villages in Switzerland, Gaelic communities in the Outer Hebrides, Eskimos and Indians of North America, Melanesian and Polynesian South Sea Islanders, African tribes, Australian Aborigines, New Zealand Maori and the Indians of South America. Wherever he went, Dr. Price found that beautiful straight teeth, freedom from decay, stalwart bodies, resistance to disease and fine characters were typical of primitives on their traditional diets, rich in essential food factors. He also found each commnuity had key foods essential for growing healthy babies from pre-conception to post pregnancy and beyond.
Weston A Price Foundation Auckland
woman’s health UK – medical information and a journal watch which has the latest research on woman’s health from England.