Finding a community where you feel safe to openly love and grieve your child is essential.
Use these links to find up-to-date contact and meeting information for groups and organizations in your area. If you don't find a group here that works for you, let us know and we will see if we can help you find something.
Share Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness
Utah Maternal Mental Health
This tool allows you to search for providers by location, insurance types accepted, specialties, and type of provider. For example, you could narrow your search to a psychiatrist in Utah County that accepts SelectHealth and specializes in miscarriage and EMDR, or to a support group in Grand County for miscarriage. Each of these providers is specifically trained in the care of families during and after pregnancy.
If you have ever felt alone as a parent or wondered if the experiences, thoughts, and feelings you are having are crazy or normal, this page has so many educational and encouraging posts. You can also find the same account on Instagram.
Supports the Wasatch Front area, including Salt Lake, Utah, Tooele, Summit, Juab, Sanpete, Millard, Sevier, Emery, Wasatch, and Carbon counties.
Supports Iron and Beaver counties.
Supports Davis and Weber Counties
Supports Cache and Box Elder counties.
Supports St. George and Enterprise areas.
In the Utah area, Share is the primary child loss support group. There are other organizations in other areas doing similar work. If Share doesn't have a chapter where you live, you should hopefully be able to find another organization or attend virtual support meetings.
A note about Social Media:
The internet is an amazing place to find community, learn, and build connections. It is also full of an overwhelming amount of stuff that (however good it may be) just doesn't serve us. This is especially true with loss and grief.
There are many, many pages, groups, blogs, Pinterest boards, books, podcasts, YouTube channels, and more focused on loss and grief. We encourage you to explore these, and be very picky and aware of how each of them impacts you, and how that impact changes throughout your grief journey. If you ever find that a specific resource (on the internet or not) is no longer impacting you in a healthy, beneficial way, distance yourself from it and find something that feels more suited to your current situation. Grief and loss are hard enough without being negatively impacted by other things, especially strangers on the internet!