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Infant Mortality and Pregnancy Loss

Family Resource Brief

Here you will find links to care, services, and support and websites for families about pregnancy loss, losing a baby, and grief.

Care, Services, and Support

Pregnancy Loss

Losing a Baby

Grieving Families

Learn more about infant mortality and pregnancy loss and factors that increase the risk of infant death: birth defects, injuries, low birthweight and prematurity, preconception and pregnancy, and sleep environment.

Need more information? Use the collection of resources that library staff have put together for you and your family.



Infant Mortality and Pregnancy Loss: Family Resource Brief. (November 2010). (Updated: March 2014).

Author: Susan Brune Lorenzo, M.L.S., MCH Digital Library.
Contributors: Jeanne Anastasi, M.A., Beth DeFrancis, M.L.S., and Tracy Lopez, M.S.L.S., National SUID/SIDS Resource Center.
Reviewers: Suzanne Bronheim, Ph. D., National Center for Cultural Competence; Stacey D. Cunningham, M.S.W., M.P.H., National Healthy Start Association; Hanan Kallash, R.N., M.S., First Candle; Olivia K. Pickett, M.A., M.L.S., MCH Digital Library.
Editor: Ruth Barzel, M.A., MCH Digital Library.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.