Organizations

The March of Dimes works to prevent birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality.  Their website provides information on causes and prevention of miscarriage, preterm birth, and tests which your doctor can complete to screen for preterm labor.

RESOLVE supports those struggling with infertility, technically defined as the inability to conceive or carry a pregnancy to term.  Most of the organization’s resources focus on the inability to conceive, but information is also available about causes of pregnancy loss, treatment options, adoption and the decision to live child free.

Share was established to serve those whose lives are touched by the tragedy of pregnancy loss at any gestational age, stillbirth, or the death of a baby in the first few months of life.  Share is a national organization with 100 local chapters where grieving parents can find a supportive, understanding community.

Sidelines provides support for women and their families experiencing complicated pregnancies and premature births.  The organization matches women with volunteers who have experienced similar problems in past pregnancies.  One of the group’s specialties is support during bedrest, when women on bedrest are paired with volunteers for email or phone support.

Selected Books on Preventing Pregnancy Loss

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To Full Term, by Darci Klein (2007)
This is the true story of Darci’s fifth pregnancy and the only one she ever carried to term.  Readers who have suffered loss will connect with the medical and personal struggles of pregnancy after loss, and will know to seek testing after any suspicious loss.

Preventing Miscarriage, The Good News, by Jonathan Scher, MD. (2005)
Most of the books on miscarriage fail to go much beyond mainstream care guidelines.  Not this one.  Dr. Scher provides a broad overview of both established and emerging tests and treatments to prevent pregnancy loss.

Is Your Body Baby Friendly, by Alan E. Beer, MD., Julia Kantecki, and Jane Reed (2006)
Reproductive immunology is a highly specialized and emerging field which offers diagnosis and treatment to couples whose losses remain unexplained, even after a thorough testing regiment.  Dr. Beer pioneered the study of reproductive immunology, and his book takes a deep dive into the tests and treatments he delivered to more than 7,000 couples.

Pregnancy After a Loss, by Carol Cirulli Lanham (1999)
The author helps women prepare both psychologically and physically for a new pregnancy after miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death.  The author personally knows the tragedy of pregnancy loss, and provides practical considerations for the next pregnancy, as well as compassionate understanding of the anxiety inherent in these pregnancies.

Trying Again, by Ann Douglas and John Sussman, MD (2000)
This book tries to lessen the uncertainties about pregnancy and infant loss for parents who have lost a child to miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant loss.  The book does a wonderful job discussing the stress of pregnancy after heartbreaking tragedy.