Aiding Mothers and Fathers Experiencing Neonatal Death (AMEND)
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Staff or volunteers answer questions or talk confidentially with callers. Program can provide information, a sympathetic listener, advice and/or referrals to other resources.
Offers a free counseling service to parents who have experienced the loss of an infant through miscarriage, stillbirth, or neonatal death.
Volunteer counselors offer help, one-on-one, to individuals or couples. Because this agency is based in St. Louis, Missouri, conversations are held via telephone. Conversations are kept confidential and for privacy concerns no names are disclosed.
AMEND publishes basic materials on the needs and problems of parents who are in grief following a miscarriage, death of a neonatal twin, or other death prior to birth. The materials are available online.
- Free / no cost to everyone
Anyone experiencing the death of an infant through miscarriage, stillbirth, or neonatal death.
Counselors must have experienced an infant loss by at least one year, and attend monthly meetings facilitated by professionals. They must also be available by phone, within reasonable limits, when grieving parents need to talk.
To get help over the phone for grief counseling, use the contact list
There is no fee for this service.
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