Resources for families who deliver their baby in the Birth Center
A founding goal of the Nora Madelyn Fund for Infant and Child Loss is to provide funding for the resources and comfort items used by the Providence Newberg Hospital Birth Center staff in caring for bereaved parents. The hospital’s Perinatal Loss Committee oversees these resources. Nora’s Fund provides to families who experience a loss in the Providence Newberg Birth Center:

Resources for families experiencing early to mid-term losses
Nora’s Fund provides to families who experience a loss in the emergency or short stay departments, as well as patients of our community medical providers:

  • Comfort items such as remembering hearts
  • A loss packet which includes a list of support resources, including referral to the Portland-based pregnancy loss support group, Brief Encounters
  • A miscarriage kit to assist in delivering your baby at home

Other resources
Bereaved Parents of the USA
A national non-profit self-help group that offers support, understanding, compassion and hope especially to the newly bereaved.

Centering Corporation
Education on grief and loss for professionals and the families they serve.

Glow in the Woods
For parents of lost babies and potential of all kinds. In the beginning you stagger, disoriented, through this storm. We want to be a glow through the trees, a golden refuge of log and glass.

HAND: Helping After Neonatal Death
Helping After Neonatal Death helps parents, their families and their healthcare providers cope with the loss of a baby before, during, or after birth.

Hayden’s Helping Hands
Hayden’s Helping Hands is a non-profit foundation in the Portland area who helps Oregon and Washington families after the birth of a stillborn baby by paying for a portion or all of their hospital delivery expenses.

Hope After Loss
Peer bereavement support programs to women and men who grieve the loss of a pregnancy or infant.

M.E.N.D. Miscarriage Support
Mommies Enduring Neonatal Death is a Christian, non-profit organization that reaches out to families who have suffered the loss of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, or early infant death.

MISS Foundation
A non-profit, volunteer-based organization committed to providing crisis support and long term aid to families after the death of a child from any cause.

Resolve: The National Infertility Organization
A non-profit organization promoting reproductive health.

Still Standing Magazine
For all who are grieving child loss and infertility.

Getting Through the Holidays
For parents. The holidays are a difficult time after the loss of a baby.

How to Support a Bereaved Parent
For friends and family.