resources - holding on
These are a small selection of videos and sites you might want to look at if you are considering 'holding on'...
one day more
One Day More is an Irish support group made up of parents who received poor pre-natal prognoses for their babies.
From their website…’Some of our babies died shortly after birth, some before and some fortunately are still with us. We are here to support parents who find themselves in a similar situation.
We are here to offer to support to any parent who has just received a difficult prenatal prognosis for their baby. We found speaking to someone who had already gone through the experience was an enormous help and cannot be under-estimated. We also found that perinatal hospice care made the time we spent with our babies precious.’
This is a video created by Tammy Ruiz, a nurse in Washington DC.
It describes the concept of Perinatal Hospice – an approach that walks with families on their journey through pregnancy, birth and death, honouring the baby as well as the baby’s family.
Perinatal Hospice is not a place; it is more a frame of mind. It is a way of caring for the family and all involved with dignity and love.
See also www.perinatalhospice.org and Tammy’s blog on http://lifeandloss.wordpress.com
This is a site for families who are considering continuing a pregnancy knowing their baby’s life will be brief, or who have already begun this journey. It has been created by families who have been there. Even though our baby’s lives were achingly short, they contained love, beauty and value. We want to let you know about some of the things that helped us and hope to offer you a little solace. We honour your experience, your wisdom and your time with your precious baby.
Two other supportive websites:
Strings of Pearls - http://www.stringofpearlsonline.org/
Carrying to Term -