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Here at Share, we want you to know we see you. We see your immeasurable heartache, your outpouring of love and grief for your baby, and your courageous steps toward healing after your loss. We are here to help, with support, resources, and information; you are not alone.

 If you are in the St. Louis Metropolitan area, please join us for an in-person support group the second Tuesday of every month, 7pm at the National Share Office, 402 Jackson St. St. Charles, MO 63301. For more information, please contact Jenn Stachula at jstachula@nationalshare.org.

Everyone grieves differently; we can help you find the support unique to your needs. Whether your loss was recent or in years past, we are here for you. If you need someone to talk to, please call us at 1-800-821-6819. 

The national Share office hosts 10 free memorial events a year. We understand  families need to continue to love, honor, and remember their baby. 

Share provides comprehensive perinatal bereavement care training for caregivers, healthcare professionals, Funeral Directors, bereaved families, Share Chapter leaders, and other caregivers.

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One in four families will lose their baby

Share Español: Esperanza

Bienvenidos a Share Español: Esperanza. Este grupo de apoyo ha sido creado para servir a familias de habla Hispana a afrontar el duro proceso de duelo debido a la trágica pérdida del bebé durante el embarazo, antes del nacimiento o durante los primeros meses de vida.
La misión principal es la de brindar apoyo, comprensión y sobre todo esperanza a toda familia afectada por esta terrible pérdida.

Share es una organización nacional con más de 75 grupos en 29 estados del país.

 

PROGRAMS

The loss of a baby is a deeply painful experience that many families experience daily. Sadly, support and understanding from extended family, friends, and coworkers can often include hurtful comments and a push to 'move on.' Having peer support beyond the families social circle can help parents feel less isolated and understand that many of their emotions and experiences are common in grieving the death of their baby.

It can be hard to talk about, but the more open we are, the better we can serve bereaved parents and their family. A parents love for their baby does not end. Having ongoing support and opportunities to honor their baby will be forever important. We as caregivers feel privileged to journey with a family as they grieve, heal, and continue the stories of their babies.

National Share

Share partners with hospitals, community organizations and bereaved parents nationwide to establish perinatal bereavement programs in their communities, known as Chapters. Share supports the community nationally with weekly online support group meetings, moderated parent Facebook pages, an online Sharing Magazine, and free parent and professional grief support resource packets.  

 

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Testimonials

In 1998, an online search brought me to the National Share Office website, where I was able to post on message boards and chat in a chatroom with others who knew about the pain I had been suffering silently for so long! I had finally found a way to honor my babies, by reaching out and listening with a compassionate heart to other newly bereaved parents, so that they would not have to feel as alone as I had. So much has changed in my life and at Share since then but the mission has always remained the same: to give bereaved parents a safe place to find comfort, understanding, a kind voice, a caring heart, a way to honor and remember, and the resources necessary to survive the most unimaginable of losses. From the bottom of my heart I am forever grateful to Share for giving me a way to validate Kathryn(1988) Keith(1989), Leigh(1990) and my two other precious babies(1984;1985). The experiences are forever woven into the tapestry of my life.

 

Susan

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