NJ - Atlantic, Burlington, Cape May, Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem counties
PA - Bucks, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties
About us - Three Little Birds Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support is a fiscally sponsored project of the Federation of Neighborhood Centers Philadelphia (EIN 23-1630073). We support the one in four families walking the journey of pregnancy and infant loss in the Philadelphia/South Jersey region. Our volunteer-based, peer-led non-profit relies on contributions from the local community to continue keeping our services at no cost to families.
Our mission - Our mission is to provide immediate and long-term support to families experiencing the loss of a pregnancy and baby through various peer-assisted programs and services. Additionally, we aid in the education and training of medical professionals and advocates so they can best support the emotional, physical, and spiritual needs of perinatal loss families. Three Little Birds focuses on assisting families experiencing miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal loss, SIDs, terminal fetal prognosis and pregnancy after loss. We help families locate condition-specific resources, initiate peer connections, and validate their grief through loss by providing personalized support. We guide them into creating their community of support within our community.
Our goals - To lose a baby in pregnancy or in infancy is to lose all of your hopes and dreams and the possibility of what could have been. It is a unique type of loss that deserves to be acknowledged and requires communal investment for healing to occur. Our services and programs include:
Bedside Bereavement Program - We seek to bridge the gap between patient and provider when walking the journey of loss by providing a trained volunteer advocate bedside to support bonding, memory making and give the gift of infant remembrance portraiture.
Perinatal Bereavement Training - Our Perinatal Bereavement Training Program for medical professionals and advocates empowers providers to deliver intentional, culturally responsive bereavement care in healthcare settings in addition to hands-on photography tips and tricks to support memory making, bonding and photography. We offer scholarships to volunteers who are committed to serving our Bedside Bereavement Program.
Legacy Projects - Legacy projects engage loss families in activities and service in honor of their beloved babies. These projects or events also provide an outlet for families to continue to parent their baby after loss.
Signature events - We gather as a community annually to honor Bereaved Mother's Day, Bereaved Father's Day and the Wave of Light which is celebrated every October 15th to note Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Day.
Updated resources and comfort items - We are working closely with local hospitals to maintain resources that reduce the cost of printing and memory boxes and support items that provide consistency and are diverse in honoring cultural, religious and personal diversity in death rituals and disposition options.
Virtual and in-person support groups - We offer several virtual and in-person support groups or therapy sessions for our families who do not have access to mental health professionals in addition to other peers walking similar journeys.
Everyone needs support...
Family building is hard. You don't have to do it alone. For families struggling with miscarriage, infant loss, stillbirth, infertility loss, or diagnoses of a life-limiting conditions, we understand how overwhelming this is. We also know how hard it can be to talk to others. Our organization was founded by volunteers with similar experiences hoping to help others going through the same. Our nest is comprised of certified Bereavement Doulas, medical professionals, and grieving families. Please reach out to us however you feel comfortable as you walk your healing journey. It would be an honor to walk alongside you. As always, our support comes at no charge. Read what others are saying about our nest