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.
There is no heartbeat
Four words that change your life forever.
In this new and devastating reality, you may feel lost, frightened, and confused.
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.
Support through medical decision making, as well as medical referrals, patient advocacy, and rabbinical consultations
Home or hospital visitation for post-diagnosis option counseling
Attendance at birth and/or hospital of babies born still after the highlighted. visitation post-birth
Coordination of burial services with chevra kaddisha
Curated support packages with practical, informational, and inspirational materials for miscarriage, stillbirth, and postpartum care
Monthly peer support groups moderated by licensed mental health professionals
Crisis counseling and mental health referrals
Live teleconferences presented by medical professionals and therapists
Knafayim by the numbers
Loss care packets delivered
“We Believe In – And Are Willing To Bet On –
Ourselves And Our Clients.”
Families helped annually
consultation and support calls
Bereaved parents attended teleconferences
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 —
Changing the model for compassionate bereavement care
Calls answered anytime of the day or night
Educated support for what lies ahead in a practical, physical, and emotional sense
Relationships in 25+ medical centers, affording our patients VIP care
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.