No one understands what it’s like to suffer the loss of a baby like a parent who has been there.

Hand to Hold trains and matches parents of babies who have experienced a loss to provide peer-to-peer support to bereaved families. If you have experienced a loss, you may request a Helping Hand Match at any time.

Learn about Resources that will help you in your journey to healing:

Hear from Other Parents



Join Our Community

Hand to Hold has a comprehensive bereavement program for parents who experience a loss at any point in pregnancy or early infancy. If you have experienced a loss, we are here for you. If you want to be a part of this program and offer support to families we welcome your ideas.

Get Help

Hand to Hold provides information and support to help you make decisions about:

  • Your pregnancy and delivery
  • Creating keepsakes
  • Taking photographs
  • Caring for your child’s body
  • Making memorial decisions
  • Finding providers and resources for  mortuary and funerary services
  • Understanding birth certificates and death certificates
  • Working with your hospital
  • Finding emotional support or counseling
  • Working with your religious community
  • Donating breast milk
  • Knowing what to expect as you grieve
  • Supporting young siblings
  • Understanding the needs of grandparents
  • Advice for what family and friends can do to help


Hand to Hold logoWherever you are in your grief, we want you to know that you are not alone.

There is a community of families ready to support you,

whether it is today,

a month from today,

or a year from today.

Contact our Family Support Navigators at support [at] handtohold [dot] org