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You will always carry them in your heart.


Who will carry you?

24-hour guidance and practical support for couples experiencing pregnancy loss, baby loss, and reproductive trauma. Walking the path of invisible parenthood with healing and hope.


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There is no heartbeat

Four words that change your life forever.

In this new and devastating reality, you may feel lost, frightened, and confused.
And alone.
So horribly, terribly alone.

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    Knafayim is here to lead you through the darkness.

    As women who’ve experienced the devastation of maternal loss, we’re intimately familiar with this painful journey. Our team of licensed professionals and volunteers who have specialized training in women’s health and bereavement care, will gently guide you along your next steps, answer your questions, and support you through your unique situation.

    We’re here to hold your hand and offer you our hearts … every step of the way.

    Our programs

    Emotional doula <br>services

    Emotional doula
    services

    Support through medical decision making, as well as medical referrals, patient advocacy, and rabbinical consultations

    In-person <br>consultation

    In-person
    consultation

    Home or hospital visitation for post-diagnosis option counseling

    Guidance & <br>referrals

    Guidance &
    referrals

    Attendance at birth and/or hospital of babies born still after the highlighted. visitation post-birth

    Final <br>arrangements

    Final
    arrangements

    Coordination of burial services with chevra kaddisha

    Care <br>packages

    Care
    packages

    Curated support packages with practical, informational, and inspirational materials for miscarriage, stillbirth, and postpartum care

    Support groups <br>& mentoring

    Support groups
    & mentoring

    Monthly peer support groups moderated by licensed mental health professionals

    Therapeutic <br>support

    Therapeutic
    support

    Crisis counseling and mental health referrals

    Psycho-educational<br> teleconferences

    Psycho-educational
    teleconferences

    Live teleconferences presented by medical professionals and therapists


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    Knafayim by the numbers

    300
    Volunteers worldwide
    1,750
    Loss care packets delivered

    “We Believe In – And Are Willing To Bet On –
    Ourselves And Our Clients.”

    3,500+
    Families helped annually
    6,000+
    consultation and support calls
    3,000
    Bereaved parents attended teleconferences
    850
    Support group members

    “I consider Knafayim’s services vital and I encourage my patients to call Knafayim and avail themselves of the help they provide. Evidence shows that when people participate in these programs, they actually heal a lot better. It’s always going to be an arduous, terrifying experience. But with Knafayim’s support, it becomes a lot more tolerable—they guide you through all the steps and make the experience just a little easier. These are people who have done this, they’ve gone through this and can share their experience. You don’t have to do it all on your own.”

    — David Baruch Lubell, MD FACOG —
    Clinical director of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Refuah Health Center. Attending physician and clinical instructor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

     “I feel very confident telling our Orthodox patients, “We have a great resource within your community. Here’s her name and here’s what she offers.” Knafayim is available at a moment’s notice—all I have to do is make a call or send a text and we have support. And there are so many resources within Knafayim; there’s things for moms, for dads, for them as couples, for the children. That sense of being cared for, for both the families as well as for us, is a great asset to our program.”

    — Frances T. McCarthy, MS, RNC, CPLC —
    Clinical coordinator for the Neonatal Comfort Care Program, NY Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Childrens Hospital

     “What Knafayim does is extremely concrete and tangible. You can’t get more hands-on than holding a woman’s hand as she delivers a stillborn. In our community, we don’t talk enough about loss. To have a place where you can talk it through with someone, to give words to the emotions, to hold space for the pain … that’s critical. When you have support—whether it’s from Malkie individually, an emotional doula, or a support call—the healing is just healthier.”

    — Chanie Delman, LCSW PMH-C —

    “Knafayim is very well respected in the medical community. We consider them our partners—patients would be lost if they didn’t have Knafayim to turn to for guidance. They’re an amazing group of individuals who’re unbelievably dedicated to helping people, and their responsiveness is perfect. Knafayim’s support means better care and better outcomes for my patients.

    — Victor Rosenberg, MD FACOG —
    MFM Physician at Rosenberg Maternal-Fetal Medicine, PC, Hewlett, NY

     “I was almost 40 weeks pregnant when I was told there was no heartbeat. My husband and I were totally at a loss. We found Knafayim’s number late that night and they were so accessible. Someone responded to our call right away and had answers for all our questions, gave us practical advice, and let us know what to expect. The doula guided us through the birth the next day and helped us make the short time we had with our daughter as meaningful as possible. I would’ve had no idea what to do if she hadn’t been with us and I would’ve had so many regrets for the rest of my life. Her wisdom was invaluable.”

    — Knafayim Mom —

     “When I walked into the hospital, the nurse came over to me and said, “We take care of everyone here, but I take extra care of Knafayim’s people.” And she did. She sat in the room with me and literally held my hand as I was going through the process. Knafayim was my address when I didn’t know who to talk to or what to do. Knafayim gave me a safe place without judgment where I could get help for what I was going through and grieve.

    — Knafayim Mom —

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    Changing the model for compassionate bereavement care

    100% responsiveness.

    Calls answered anytime of the day or night

    High-level training.

    Educated support for what lies ahead in a practical, physical, and emotional sense

    Collaborative care.

    Relationships in 25+ medical centers, affording our patients VIP care

    Ongoing support.

    Honoring the process of life and the journey of grief—because once a mother, always a mother

    Give yourself permission to grieve.

    In your own way. In your own time. At your own pace.

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