Pregnancy and Baby Loss Resources

This is a list we will keep adding to as resources come to our attention. We hope you find comfort in other people's stories - as well as further information, advice and support. 

October 12, 2021

It is the club that no one wants to be a member of, yet sadly Tommy’s estimates that a quarter of expectant parents experience the heartbreak of miscarriage or baby loss. Whilst it is still not talked about enough, we have come a long way in opening up about this hard and emotive subject and whatever your story, you can find connection, hope and solace through a raft of books, blogs and online communities.

This blog post will be an ongoing project for us at Cruse Scotland – we’ll add to it when anything new pops into our consciousness. But for now, it’s a collection of resources that we have used ourselves or have recommended to clients.

If you are struggling with your grief over miscarriage or baby loss, please call our free helpline: 0808 802 6161 or begin a webchat on this site. We are here to offer support, advice and an understanding ear. Please do not feel alone.

If you would like to recommend any other resources (books, podcasts, blogs, newsletters, Instagram accounts etc.) – ideally based in the UK – please email social@crusescotland.org.uk or send us a message on Instagram @crusescotland.

 

Podcasts

Big Fat Negative

Journalist friends Emma and Gabby share the challenges of infertility, and invite guest speakers to cover all aspects of reproductive health, grief, hope and loss. Instagram @bigfatnegative

Hopes & Dreams Podcast

Glasgow-based Emma speaks openly about her own experiences of miscarriage, and welcomes her friends to share their stories, to offer hope, advice and support for those going through similar challenges. Instagram @hopesanddreamspodcast

Held In Our Hearts

Held in our Hearts is an Edinburgh-based charity providing baby loss counselling and support. They have just started a podcast – find episodes by scrolling to the bottom of their homepage.

Finally Pregnant

Drawing on her own difficult journey, host Cat Strawbridge chats to various guests about coping with pregnancy after loss. Instagram @tryingyears

 

Books

  • I Had A Miscarriage Jessica Zucker
  • Ask Me His Name Elle Wright
  • The Pursuit of Motherhood Jessica Hepburn
  • The Brink of Being Julia Bueno

 

National charities and further support

Tommy's

Information, advice and research about pregnancy, miscarriage and baby loss.

Sands

Information and research about stillbirth and neonatal death. Sands also offers regional support groups and a helpline.

The Miscarriage Association

Information, a helpline and live chat service for anyone experiencing a miscarriage.

The Ectopic Pregnancy Trust

Specialist support and advice for those who have experienced an ectopic pregnancy.

The Lullaby Trust

Advice for parents about safe sleep, plus a helpline, webchat and Facebook Group for anyone affected by the sudden and unexpected death of a baby or young child.

 

 

Pregnancy and Baby Loss Resources