Become a local representative of stillbirthday!
NOTE: You may NOT use the name stillbirthday for financial donations, or use the name stillbirthday for any other purpose other than to lead your community here. These resources below are merely tools to lead your community back to stillbirthday, where they can receive the free resources and support they deserve.
There are so many ways to get involved with stillbirthday. You can view our Connections section to learn more.
Spread The Word
One of the most important ways of getting involved and helping to break the silence around loss is simply to tell your community about stillbirthday. We provide many ways for you to do this:
-Print our free materials listed below, or view them together in the Local Representative Portfolio:
Places that would be helpful to spread the word about stillbirthday include hospitals (maternity units/floors), birth centers, midwives, grief counselors, churches, and funeral homes.
- Tell your doctor about our birth & bereavement training! There is a printable resource you can take with you at the training registration page.
- Medical Offices **including Obstetrical and Midwifery Professionals, Ultrasound Facilities, Maternity Care Coordinators
- Emergency Room **
- windshield cards (possibly for OBGYN or hospital parking lots, or to tuck into a card)
- Favorite Places (fillable resource list)
- poster (with 5 tabs to cut)
- Pastoral Letter
- stillbirthday brochure for mothers/patients
- Neighborhood Door Hangers
If you are going to use neighborhood promotional items, it’s a great idea if you have a community bulletin or newsletter, to let your community know ahead of time first, that you are wanting to share with them a resource that you found valuable, so that they can have time to communicate with you and refuse your item beforehand, which you should always respect. The most effective communication tool truly is sharing your story with others – with birth professionals, pastors, and loved ones, and inviting them to learn more because of what you have learned and experienced. It is a gentler approach to them and because of this, often has a less protective or defensive response than receiving a printed item unexpectedly. Still, these resources are available to you here based on your discretion and as an opportunity to reach others with the message that families need to be supported during birth in any trimester.
More ways to help spread the word:
-Tell others about this site.
-Share our “Outside Insight” section or articles which offers general news and updates regarding pregnancy and infant loss.
-Find us on Facebook: facebook.com/stillbirthday.
-Find us on Twitter: twitter.com/stillbirthday.
-Heidi’s book, The Invisible Pregnancy, is a valuable gift for newly bereaved mothers.
-Host one of Heidi’s workshops!
-We also have great advertising opportunities for businesses, including our Sponsor a Student program, and sponsoring a SBD workshop.
-If you would like to have business cards or brochures available at your business location, please visit the Card Requests tab to place your order.
-If you have a blog, add this “button” or simply cut and paste this image and connect it to this site:
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