Self Care after Traumatic Birth

Many have heard the term self care. It's in magazines, self help books, and even in the beloved motherhood bible, "What to Expect When Expecting". There is no doubt that self care is important. Most especially after surviving an unexpected traumatic birth. In this...

New support for military families

"Amber is one of those amazing people who have an endless capacity to give and love", says Executive Director, Miranda Klassen. "I will never forget my first call with Amber. She was devastated by the loss of her best friend, Nichole to an AFE. As a nurse Amber...

The Loss Of Your Best Friend: Living Without Paula

  In the fall of 1995, I was a sophomore at Kent State University and a member of Delta Sigma Pi.  I met Paula when she pledged my Business Fraternity. Mid semester, in a Statistics review session, we sat together and laughed and joked like we had known each other...

Brain Injury After AFE

The AFE Foundation offers resources targeted specifically toward families caring for a loved one who has suffered traumatic brain injury as a result of experiencing AFE.

AFE Survivors

Surviving an amniotic fluid embolism (AFE) is a traumatic and life-altering event. It can result in many challenges both physically and emotionally. These challenges are further complicated by the emotions surrounding the birth and/or death of a child. The AFE Foundation recognizes the uniqueness of each woman’s path towards healing.

Guide for Grieving Families

The AFE Foundation offers a variety of resources and helpful links for families who have lost a loved one to AFE. These resources include:

Grieving Family Members
Grieving Fathers
Families Grieving the Loss of an Infant

Families in Crisis

Specifically for families whose loved one remains in the hospital, this guide will help families from the crucial moments after AFE through the hours, days and weeks following.

Help us #endAFE!

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