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3,400 confidential and totally free groups to call and go to in the U.S...1,400 outside the U.S. . . . 98 of these in Canada.
Free, financial help given to women and families in need.More help given to women, families.
Helping with mortgage payments and more.More help.
The $1,950 need has been met!CPCs help women with groceries, clothing, cribs, "safe haven" places.
Help for those whose babies haveDown Syndrome and Other Birth Defects.
CALL 1-888-510-BABY or click on the picture on the left, if you gave birth or are about to and can't care for your baby, to give your baby to a worker at a nearby hospital (some states also include police stations or fire stations), NO QUESTIONS ASKED. YOU WON'T GET IN ANY TROUBLE or even have to tell your name; Safehaven people will help the baby be adopted and cared for.

Tuesday, May 4, 2004



From Grieving Reproductive Loss:

Any event, holiday, anniversary, special occasion, births, deaths, sights, sounds, smells, songs, or places which remind the mother of her loss are referred to as "triggers". Some triggers may reactive the mourning response and thus release the shadow grief [shadow grief is underlying, lingering grief after the initial acute grief] which in turn can lead her to re-grieve her loss, although usually in a less intense manner than she did initially. There are exceptions to this, however. At a perinatal bereavement conference, one woman told of her suicide attempt at the one year anniversary of the death of her baby. While suicide attempts are infrequent among parents who have experienced reproductive loss, families, grief counselors, and other health professionals need to be aware that there may be the remote possibility of such an occurrence. Parents have often said, "I just want to be with my baby"; yet they quickly add that they have no intention of harming themselves.

This article notes a higher rate of suicide following pregnancy termination, compared to women who carry unplanned pregnancies to term.

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