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Remembering Our Babies Event

When: October 15, 2014

Where: J.C Nichols Memorial Fountain

Time: 7 pm

Visit our October 15 Event Page for more detaisl

 

Support Group Meeting

When:  

Tuesday, October 7, 2014         from  7-8:30 pm

Where: 

Ronald McDonald House

2501 Cherry Street           Kansas City, MO 64108


Our meetings are for anyone - mother, father, siblings (16+), or other family or friends who are grieving a pregnancy loss, infant loss, or stillbirth.

Please come share your story whether it was recent or years ago, and we can help each other heal. It is okay to acknowledge and mourn.  There is no cost to attend and all information shared will be confidential.

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We do have our 501c3 designation.  Donations are tax deductible. Any gift given will be used strictly for Sam's Pond expenses.  Thank you for your gift.

 

parents of neonatal deathWe are very sorry that you are facing the loss of your child and the death of a dream.  We recognize that it takes a tremendous amount of courage to reach out for help.   Although nothing can erase the pain the loss of a child causes, we at Sam's Pond want to offer support and encouragement for you and your family. It is our desire to offer this support and mentoring to grieving families in a warm, healing environment. We hope we can help ease your pain and guide you on your journey to healing.

This site includes infromation and resources for you, your family and friends through the painful journey of infant loss, pregnancy loss or stillbirth.

Many people experience a variety of intense feelings at this time. These may included:

  • Shock
  • Sadness
  • Anger
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Crying
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Dreams / Nightmares
  • Disbelief
  • Guilt
  • Sense of failure
  • Confusion
  • Isolation
  • Wanting to be alone
  • Wanting to be with people
  • Wanting to talk / not wanting to talk

Each experience is unique. Whatever your feelings, allow yourself time to grieve, to cry, and to talk about the emotions you feel. Do not expect too much of yourself.

Your family will also experience a wide range of feelings and may be unsure how to comfort and help you. Their feelings about the loss are different from yours but just as real.

Recovery from a loss like this can take a very long time, and some still feel sadness at special time each year.

 

Another article that you may find encouraging is located HERE.

You can also find a list of books, songs, websites under our resources page to help you on your journey.