Perinatal Bereavement & Palliative Care NORTHSIDE HOSPITAL
Resources for Friends & Extended Family
HOW YOU CAN HELP As a family member, friend, or healthcare provider, you may be wondering what to say or do when a baby has died during a pregnancy or shortly after birth.
It can be difficult to express your grief and concern without feeling like you are saying the wrong thing or feeling like you are not doing enough. We often feel helpless when we don't know what will help, and we often want to do or say something that will make someone else feel better or help speed up their grief process.
It is important to remember that we cannot take away someone else's pain. We can only be present and available; it may not feel like it, but it is enough!
Please be sure to explore the other categories of resources and recommended reading found under other tabs based on the type of loss your friend or family member is enduring. Please contact us if we can assist you in finding the most appropriate resources.