Pregnancy Loss Care
Tefilat Chana provides care packages to help ease the pain and grief of a lost pregnancy. These packages are locally produced with love and understanding, and are distributed through local rabbis, rebbetzins, medical professionals, Mikvah attendants and the Chevra Kadisha. Please contact us for more information about this service.
Couples who struggle with infertility often experience feelings of shame, pain and loneliness, which can only be understood by others who have shared a similar journey. As a community, we must be aware of the challenging stigma of infertility, and ensure that our friends and family are not hurting.
Tefilat Chana offers a variety of facilitated support groups. Working through emotions in a small group of other people with similar journeys can be very healing. These meetings are scheduled according to demand. Please contact us for more details.
AUSTRALIAN JEWISH FERTILITY NETWORK (AJFN) www.ajfn.org.au
The Australian Jewish Fertility Network (AJFN) raises awareness about the struggles related to infertility and provides resources, information and offers both financial and emotional support to couples struggling with infertility. AJFN strongly believe in supporting Jewish continuity and ensuring that every couple has the chance to help build the next generation.
ORACH NASHIM www.orachnashim.org
Orach Nashim is a Melbourne-based organisation aimed at increasing awareness and providing services to women across the spectrum of the Melbourne Jewish community, relating to the intersecting areas of family purity laws and reproductive health. It is a place for women to seek guidance and support with female health professionals in a safe and approachable manner. Orach Nashim also serves as a liaison to obtain rabbinic advice for women who don't have a Rabbi, or are uncomfortable asking their Rabbi about intimate issues..
ATIME is an internationally acclaimed organisation that offers advocacy, education, guidance, research and support to Jewish men, women, and couples struggling with reproductive health and infertility. A TIME is strongly endorsed by leading Rabbonim and physicians, and is widely recognised as an organisation that is sensitive to the privacy of each couple, while providing a wide array of essential services in a caring and professional manner. Additionally, ATIME forums brings together thousands of couples from around the world.
BONEI OLAM www.boneiolam.org
BONEI OLAM provides funding for all aspects of fertility treatments, relieving couples of the financial stress resulting from infertility. When a couple contacts BONEI OLAM, they are assigned a personal counsellor who guides them through the labyrinth of medical information and the negotiation of payment plans.
PUAH INSTITUTE www.puahonline.org
The world-renowned PUAH INSTITUTE provides free counselling, guidance, assistance and support to couples with gynaecological and fertility problems, worldwide. All of PUAH’s counsellors receive specialised training in modern reproductive medicine, and their staff members have an extensive breadth of both halachic and medical knowledge. PUAH also provides full halachic supervision in hospitals and fertility laboratories for couples undergoing artificial reproductive technology, and offer a variety of courses, seminars, study tours, and lectures.
JEWISH FERTILITY CHALLENGES www.jewishfertility.org
A project of the PUAH INSTITUTE, this website hosts an extensive collection of articles and discussions regarding fertility treatment in halacha, making this information accessible to non-medical and non-Rabbinic audiences alike.
THE JEWISH WOMAN www.chabad.org
THE JEWISH WOMAN section of Chabad.org contains a number of inspirational articles on the topic of Fertility & Pregnancy Loss.
INFERTILITY AND PREGNANCY LOSS www.MIKVAH.org
THE INFERTILITY AND PREGNANCY LOSS section of Mikvah.org contains a number of inspirational articles on the topic of Fertility & Pregnancy Loss. This website also contains a comprehensive world-wide Mikvah directory, and other comprehensive information about Taharas Hamishpacha in general.