Honoring those born 

Who never took a breath…


Serving so all born may have a

1st Breath.

1st Breath is committed to providing education, advocacy, and public awareness of stillbirth in addition to assisting families and professionals dealing with the death of a baby. 

 

1st Breath relies on your kind donations to fund programs and services. Donations to help continue this invaluable work are greatly appreciated.   Donate Here
1st Breath is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations to 1st Breath are designated by the IRS as tax deductible.


Quick Call To Action:  


1) Please help all parents, professionals, and organizations speak with one voice by adding your name to the Action for Stillbirth Awareness and Prevention supporters here.


2) If you are the parents of a stillborn baby, are currently 28 or more weeks pregnant, or are the mother of a newborn baby 3 weeks or younger, please participate in the STARS study here.

3)  View other Call To Action items here.


Parents:


If you are a parent who has just experienced the stillbirth of your child, you have probably arrived here looking for support and resources. There are many things you must address; however, your immediate need is to say hello and goodbye in a much too short time, and in a way that will maximize memories and minimize regrets.  We know this is a very difficult time for you and your family and want to help in any way we can.  We encourage you to take advantage of available resources immediately and would be honored to help locate or provide such resources for you.

Click Here for immediately needed resources to help you through this difficult time.

 

Connect to Other Parents:


If you are a parent of a stillborn baby wanting to reach out or connect with others who have experienced the same, please join us by signing in Here.  This will provide you access to our Peer Support Board where parents can communicate with one another.

 

Hospitals & Medical Professionals:

If you are a medical professional searching for assistance or support, 1st Breath can provide you with a number of resources.  Upon learning that a baby will be stillborn you may want to have us locate a certified Loss Doula or Hospice specializing in assisting families from the moment they learn of their baby's passing through the days following the memorial or funeral service. Your hospital may register to participate in our Compassion Care Kit program that will help you provide compassionate and continuing care to families.  You may also locate resources for additional training pertaining to stillbirth and early infant death.  Perhaps you yourself need support after working with a stillborn baby.  1st Breath can provide numerous resources, many being free of charge.  To participate Click Here.

 

If you are a medical professional wanting to learn about methods being used to reduce the risk of stillbirth Click Here

 

Advocacy:

If you want to help work on stillbirth issues, please join by registering.  You will receive "Urgent Action Alerts" when new issues need to be addressed.  Click Here to register. 

To volunteer, help with fundraising, provide services, or make a tax deductible donation please Click Here

 

Pregnancy after a Stillbirth:

If you are interested in learning more about current stillbirth prevention efforts and education during a pregnancy please Click Here 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1st Breath is a 501(c)(3).  Donations to 1st Breath are designated as tax deductible by the US Internal Revenue.

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