Abiding Hearts is an organization for women who are continuing a pregnancy after a diagnosis of a fatal or short-life-expectancy birth defect. Their goal is to support parents as they make decisions regarding the birth of their child, funeral or memorial preperations, or how to spend whatever time they will have with their child. They also try to work with hospitals and patient-right advocates to make sure the families are treated with respect and dignity, as well as to educated care-givers as to the special needs of these families.
The mailing address for Abiding Hearts is P.O. box 5245 Bozeman, Montana 59717 (406)587-7421 or (205)595-1503.
Parents who have interrupted a pregnancy after prenatal diagnosis can visit A Heartbreaking Choice, a new web site with articles and resources for parents who have been in this unfortunate situation.
Robin Elise Seibert's Pregnancy, Reproduction, and Health Education page has many other FAQS and links to other sites with information about pregnancy. This is one of the most comprehensive childbirth and pregnancy sites on the net.Ask NOAH About Pregnancy: NOAH is a web site with information on a variety of health topics. The pregnancy section has pages covering preconception through childbirth, including a lot of information from the March of Dimes.
DONA's Homepage has information about doulas (labor support people).
SPALS (Subsequent Pregnancy After a Loss Support) is a warm and compassionate group of people who have experienced the loss of a child due to miscarriage, selective termination, stillbirth, neonatal death, sudden infant death, or accidental death. If you are interested, please send email to SPALSfirstname.lastname@example.org and follow the instructions provided for subscription.
ONNA is a mailing list for women who are dealing with the frustration of trying to get pregnant, but not yet succeeding. It is not necessarily an infertility list, since it is open both to those who have been diagnosed as having fertility problems, and those who are feeling the frustration of not being pregnant, but haven't actually been trying for long enough to be considered infertile.
To SUBSCRIBE to ONNA, send mail to email@example.com with the following command in the body of the message:
subscribe onnaRESOLVE Home Page. RESOLVE is a support organization for people with fertility problems. The RESOLVE Home Page has a variety of links related to infertility and adoption.