To find information about suggested groups, forums and resources please visit the Pregnancy and Infant Loss Network page by clicking here.
Resources and Services offered at HPHA to support bereaved parents and families
Books - A children's book explaining death so siblings can understand at their level. Generously funded by The Stratford General Hospital Foundation.
Angel Gowns - Volunteers use used wedding gowns to make infant sized gowns for still birth infants.
Footprints - Parents have the option to have their infant's feet foot printed with colourful paint in the shape of a butterfly.
Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep - A free volunteer based photography service. Photographs are touched up if necessary and mailed to the parents.
Resource books and pamphlets - The Pregnancy And Infant Loss (PAIL) Network (Sunnybrook Hospital) provides multiple resources for grieving parents to connect them with follow up and help post discharge. You can visit their website to learn more.
Social work follow up and referrals - Offered to all patients experiencing a loss.
Sweater sets/Blankets - Volunteers provide knitted or crocheted sweaters/hats/booties and blankets for the infants. All different sizes to accommodate infants at different sizes of development.
Weighted Teddy Bears - Parents have the option to take a teddy home weighted to their infant's weight. Generously funded by The Stratford General Hospital Foundation.
Please note that the resources presented does not replace medical advice. If you have medically related questions surrounding your loss or any feelings you may be experiencing, visit a health care provider or make an appointment with your family doctor if you have one. He/she can help answer any questions you may have regarding your physical or mental health.