Bereaved Parents

Support Groups

Compassionate Friends- Greater Albuquerque Chapter
114 Carlisle Boulevard Southeast
Albuquerque New Mexico 87106-1428
Email: albqcompfrnds@gmail.com

New Mexico Share – We are affiliated with the Share Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support, Inc. This network offers a supportive and safe environment for you to share your experiences and feelings with other parents who have suffered this type of loss.  They offer a monthly support group meeting, the first Thursday of every month, in Albuquerque.

Grief Resource Center

1113 University Boulevard NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102
505-842-7166 phone

Provides grief support group for parents who have lost children who were medically fragile in a peer-led support group for parents at any stage of grief after the passing of their child. Our meetings are facilitated by parents who have lost a child. The mission of the group is to provide a safe place for parents to share and talk about their loss with other parents who have experienced a similar loss and to encourage parents as they move forward in life after the passing of their child.

Websites

Compassionate Friends – provides highly personal comfort, hope, and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family.

New Mexico Share – is a support network for families whose lives are touched by the tragic death of a baby through early pregnancy loss, stillbirth or infant loss. We are affiliated with the Share Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support, Inc. This online network offers a supportive and safe environment for you to share your experiences and feelings with other parents who have suffered this type of loss.

Hope Mommies – A non-profit organization with the mission to share the hope of Christ with bereaved mothers and families experiencing infant loss.  Hope Mommies provides online support, hope boxes for grieving families, hope groups and a yearly retreat.

Mammas of Heart Angels – a Facebook group for mom’s who lost a CHD warrior to chat with each other. This group is private and you may request an invite to join.

Books

by Deborah L. Davis

The heartache of miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death affects thousands of U.S. families every year. Empty Cradle, Broken Heart, Third Edition offers reassurance to parents who struggle with anger, guilt, and despair during and after such a tragedy. In this new and updated edition, Deborah Davis encourages grieving and strives to cover many different kinds of loss, including information on issues such as the death of one or more babies from a multiple birth, pregnancy interruption, and the questioning of aggressive medical intervention. There is also a special chapter for fathers as well as a chapter on “protective parenting” to help anxious parents enjoy their precious living children. Doctors, nurses, relatives, friends, and other support persons can gain special insight. Most importantly, parents facing the death of a baby will find necessary support in this gentle guide.

Healing After Loss

by Martha Whitmore Hickman

For those who have suffered the loss of a loved one, here are thoughtful words to strengthen, inspire and comfort.

 

 

 

Anchored

by Erin Cushman

Grief hits like a tidal wave, as endless questions batter your soul. Why me? How could God allow this to happen? Did I do something wrong? Where is my baby now? Can I survive this?  Anchored invites you to grieve in an honest and faith-filled way. With personal stories, seasoned insight, and gentle questions, you are invited to lay your deepest hurt at the foot of the cross and allow God to anchor your brokenness.

 

How to Survive the Loss of a Child

by Catherine Sanders

Sanders is a psychologist specializing in bereavement. After losing her son, Jim, in a waterskiing accident, she began her own journey through grief and the loss of a child. She was astounded to find so little information for grieving parents and ultimately has devoted her professional career to writing and helping bereaved families. This book is profoundly helpful in recognizing the stages of grief and the fact that you’re not losing your mind or alone in this walk