Stillbirth is defined as the death of a baby in utero after 20 weeks.
Neonatal death is defined as when a baby passes away in the first 28 days of life.
If this has happened to you, we're sure you have many questions about how and why it happened. Your baby’s health care provider should be able to help you learn as much as possible about your baby’s death. Sometimes having an autopsy performed on your baby can also yield clues or answers, but in many cases, the answer is unknown. Unfortunately, stillbirth and neonatal death happens every 4 in 1,000 babies each year in the United States.
Three Little Birds recognizes that the grief and pain that you feel is real and often times, just not recognized as seriously as it should be. Three Little Birds is here to support your family through the following services and programs:
Bedside Memory Making - Three Little Birds can provide materials to assist or for you to make lasting memories of your special baby including foot/hand molds, Recognition of Life Certificates, blankets and other personalized items.
Funeral/Memorial Service Coordination/Support - We can assist families by finding compassionate service providers in your community to provide their services for free or at minimal costs. No one ever plans for these types of expenses that can create a financial burden for families. There are also financial assistance programs for families through other non-profit organizations in the area. We also work with churches and other groups to develop meaningful memorial or funeral services.
Complimentary Angel Gown - Angel Gowns are created by talented seamstresses out of donated wedding gowns. Each gown is handcrafted by volunteers and given to families for burial or as a keepsake. Every baby deserves a dignified garment to wear.
Vast Array of Financial and Bereavement Resources - We have local and regional resources to share to help assist you with anything you need.
One-on-One Empathetic, Non-Judgmental Support - Our organization was founded by others who have walked similar journeys. We are trained bereavement professionals who simply want to support your needs in these unique situations. Our job is to advocate when you feel powerless. We will ensure all of your wants and desires for your child and the time you have together are met. There are no requests too large to accommodate.