Specialist Photo-graphers

Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep has several affiliated photographers serving the Richmond Area. Please contact Anthony Rumley, Area Coordinator, on 804-299-4597 to be put in touch with a photographer near you.

Useful websites




www.aheartbreakingchoice.com (focused on medical termination)

www.endingawantedpregnancy.com (medical termination)

www.compassionatefriends.org (loss of a child)

www.healingthespirit.org (focused on organ donors but with a wealth of grief support resources)

www.firstcandle.org (SIDS)

www.perinatalhospice.org (for parents carrying to term)


www.fullcirclegriefcenter.org (local Richmond grief group for all kinds of grieving)

www.plida.org (supporting professionals)

www.nationalshare.org (national group)

www.motheringyourheart.com (community and one-to-one support for mothers and any kind of loss)

www.unspokengrief.com (community support for miscarriage, stillbirth and neonatal loss)


Funeral Homes

These are just a few local funeral homes that may be able to help with services for your baby. If your family already has a relationship with a funeral home, please consider asking there first.

Bennett Funeral Home  Bennett Funeral Home may be able to help with cremation of very tiny babies

Bliley Funeral Home  Ask especially about Bliley's Interment of Angels service

Chiles Funeral Home

Joseph Jenkins Jr Funeral Home

Manning Funeral and Cremation Services

Morrisett Funeral and Cremation Service

Scotts Funeral Home

Wilson and Associates Funeral Service

W S Watkins & Son Funeral Home

Woody Funeral Home

Local Support Groups

For parents seeking support after losing a child to miscarriage, stillbirth, medical termination or neonatal death:

1st Thursdays, 6.00-7.00, Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute building, 7607 Forest Ave. Contact Anna Harris (804-977-5862), anna.harris@hcahealthcare.com

The MISS Foundation for parents enduring the death of a child:

3rd Mondays, 7-8pm, St Matthew's Episcopal Church, 1101 Forest Avenue, RVA 23229, karlahelbert@missfoundation.org

For parents seeking support after loss in early pregnancy:

1st Wednesdays, 6.30-8, St Matthew's Episcopal Church, 1101 Forest Avenue, RVA 23229, Linda.Zaffram@missfoundation.org

There are many online groups catering to particular loss issues here http://community.babycenter.com/groups/a6729241/grief_and_loss_directory