About Us

Angel Whispers is a non-denominational service for parents who have lost a baby shortly after birth, or during pregnancy; through miscarriage, molar or ectopic pregnancy, or stillbirth. Families grieve for the baby they have lost and for the hopes, plans & dreams for the future that included that baby. The grief associated with the loss of a baby is unique and families are often left feeling like their are having to grieve in silence. In some cases where the baby was not born, families are often denied the opportunity to fully grieve their loss. Angel Whispers exists to ensure no family has to suffer in silence.

Angel Whispers is based on the fundamental belief that a healthy way to cope with such a tragedy is to obtain information, seek others who offer empathy, and to allow oneself to experience grief.

Angel Whispers was created by three moms in the Edmonton area who have experienced the loss of their baby, one shortly after birth, one through miscarriage, and one through stillbirth. It is a non-profit charity operating under the umbrella of Families First Society of Fort Saskatchewan.

The Angel Whispers Baby Loss Support Program receives no government funding. We rely on individual donations, fundraisers & grants to sustain our services. Thank you to the Ed Stelmach Community Foundation for their generous 3 year commitment to providing financial support to the Angel Whispers Baby Loss Support Program!

Our Mission:

The Angel Whispers Baby Loss Support Program provides hope and healing to families devastated by the loss of a baby. Angel Whispers exists to provide caring, confidential support services to families who have experienced the loss of a baby during pregnancy or after birth.

Our Goals:

  • To provide information and support to individuals who have experienced the loss of a baby during pregnancy or shortly after birth.
  • To connect grieving families so they need not suffer a “silent sorrow”.
  • To provide information and support to families who are anxiously pregnant again after experiencing baby loss.
  • To provide information to extended family and friends as to how best assist grieving families.
  • To increase public awareness of the high incidence of baby loss in our community and the implications it has for grieving parents.

Baby Loss Facts:

  • Miscarriage occurs in 20 to 30 % of all confirmed pregnancies.
  • 75 to 80 % of miscarriages occur within the first 12 weeks of conception, sometimes so early that a woman my not even know she is pregnant. It is therefore believed that 50 % of all conceptions result in miscarriage.
  • Ectopic pregnancy occurs in 2 to 3 % of all conceptions.
  • Molar pregnancy occurs in 1 out of 2000 pregnancies.
  • The perinatal mortality rate for the Capital Health Region is 10.9 per 1000 births.  This includes stillbirths and babies who die within seven days of their birth.
  • In 50 % of all stillbirths, no cause can be determined.