The Olive Tree

Denika Anderson, MA, SBD

full-spectrum doula serving the Twin Cities & western WI

theolivetreedoula@gmail.com | (612) 865-3778

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Resource Guide

Here you will find an ever-growing list of resources for all births, in any trimester, with any outcome. 

Jump to: labor and birth | loss | lactation | mental health | book list

If you know of a resource that you think should be on this list, contact us! This list is crowdsourced and always being added to.

Labor and Birth Resources

Birth classes

Amma (including online classes)

Blooma

Childbirth Collective

Everyday Miracles

Medical pain management guide (created for Regions Hospital, but applicable for all)

Spinning Babies

Evidence Based Birth

 

Loss Resources

Websites and Downloadable Guides

A Place to Remember

Connected Forever

Faces of Loss, Faces of Hope

Forever Footprints

HEALing Embrace

The Lewis Note//BFF Guide to Miscarriage

MISS Foundation

Missing GRACE Foundation

Perinatal Hospice & Palliative Care

Pregnancy After Loss Support

Saying Goodbye

Still Standing

Stillbirthday

The TEARS Foundation

Unspoken Grief

Fairview MN Pregnancy and Newborn Loss Guide

Children's Hospital (MN) bereavement resources | Multicultural support services

Memory-Making

Baby gown pattern (18 weeks+)

Held Your Whole Life

Lincoln Beanie crochet hat pattern (all sizes, even the teeniest babies)

Mama B's Sweet Peas

Memory bear pattern (works well with a hospital blanket or other item that baby touched/wore)

Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep

Seashore of Remembrance

The Olive Tree's Pinterest page

Support Groups

Allina Health (MN) Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Group

Children's Hospital (MN) Child Loss Support Group

Missing GRACE

Compassionate Friends

/r/miscarriage

/r/ttcafterloss

Farewells

Angel Names Association

Memory Jar

Kozlak Radulovich Funeral Homes (MN)

Children's Memorial and Healing Garden

Halos of the St. Croix Valley (MN)

MN Statutes on Burial

MN Threshold Network//Family Directed Aftercare, Green Burials

Local Perinatal Loss and Grief Professionals

Dannell Shu, MamaShu and Elevate Pilates: physical recovery, postpartum mental health, and palliative care/child loss expert

Ihotu Ali: trauma-informed massage therapy and holistic health coach

Jennifer Koenig, Sacred Space Birth Services: lactation support after loss, including milk donation after loss

 

Lactation Resources

Kellymom

La Leche League

HealthPartners Breastfeeding Center

Human Milk Banking Association of North America (milk donation)

Human Milk 4 Human Babies (milk donation)

InfantRisk (information on breastfeeding and medical conditions/medications)

 

Mental Health Resources

Crisis Support

Crisis Text Line: text START to 741741

First Candle: 1-203-966-1300

COPE Line: (516) 364-COPE (2673)

Postpartum Support International

Postpartum Progress

Park Nicollet Postpartum Mood Disorder Resource Guide

 

Book List

About What Was Lost: Twenty Writers on Miscarriage, Healing, and Hope by Jessica Berger Gross

Bearing the Unbearable: Love, Loss, and the Heartbreaking Path of Grief by Joanne Cacciatore

Tears of Sorrow, Seeds of Hope by Rabbi Nina Beth Cardin

It’s Okay That You’re Not Okay by Megan Devine

Barren Among the Fruitful: Navigating Infertility with Hope, Wisdom, and Patience by Amanda Haley

Ghostbelly by Elizabeth D. Heineman

Unspeakable Losses: Healing from Miscarriage, Abortion, and Other Pregnancy Loss by Kim Kluger-Bell

A Gift of Time by Amy Kuebelbeck

Waiting with Gabriel by Amy Kuebelbeck

You Are Not Alone: Love Letters From Loss Mom to Loss Mom by Emily Long

After Finley by Mel Scott

Naming the Child by Jenny Schroedel

I Will Carry You: The Sacred Dance of Grief and Joy by Angie Smith

Empty Arms: Hope and Support for Those Who Have Suffered a Miscarriage, Stillbirth, or Tubal Pregnancy by Pam Vredevelt

In a Heartbeat: a Journey of Hope and Healing for Those Who Have Lost a Baby by Dawn Waltman

Grieving the Child I Never Knew by Kathe Homan Wunnenberg