Support and Resources For Those Impacted By AFE

Welcome, we are glad you found us!

You have likely arrived with many questions. How? Why? What’s next? 

Our organization was created with you in mind. We are here to help you in the hours, days, weeks, and even years ahead. We understand the need to learn more about AFE, access resources to help you navigate your path forward, and connect you to others in our community who share a similar perspective.

Below you will find links to outcome specific guides, support groups, and other ways to connect to others.

Guides and Resources

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Still Hospitalized

For families whose loved one remains in the hospital.

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AFE Survivor

For AFE survivors in the weeks, months, and years after returning home.

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Grieving Families

For those grieving the loss of a loved one to assist in the hours, days, weeks, and months after a loss.

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Widowed Spouses

For fathers who have lost a spouse or partner to AFE.

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AFE Foundation Support Groups

The AFE Foundation has created several online support groups on Facebook for those affected in different ways by AFE. Our groups are moderated and facilitated by trained admins. They are closed groups, meaning members’ posts are only visible to the other members of the group, and not to the public.

Grieving Families

For family members who have lost a loved one to AFE. 

Get Support

Widowed Spouses

For those who have lost a spouse or partner to AFE.

Get Support

AFE Survivors

For survivors of AFE. 

Get Support


Infant Loss

For those who lost a child while also experiencing an amniotic fluid embolism. 

Get Support

AFE Survivors Requiring Hysterectomy

For survivors of amniotic fluid embolism (AFE) that required a hysterectomy.

Get Support

AFE Survivors Requiring ECMO

For AFE Survivors that required extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).

Get Support

Pregnancy After AFE

For anyone exploring the possibility of pregnancy following AFE.

Get Support

Healthcare Providers

For healthcare providers who cared for an AFE patient.

Get Support

You Are Not Alone

A picture can be worth more than a thousand words. Our interactive map illustrates families affected by AFE across the globe. Using the key below you can search for others who shared a similar experience and request to connect with them. To be added to the map or conenct with others, click here.



We offer monthly small group peer support meetings by Zoom to help connect you with others who share a similar timeline and may be experiencing similar emotions and challenges. These smaller and more intimate groups allow for deeper connection than our standard Facebook Groups and are facilitated by an LCSW experienced in birth trauma and grief.  Visit our events calendar to see the latest groups that are meeting. 

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The AFE Foundation is funded by donations. Every dollar goes toward our support, research, and education programs. We are committed to turning donations into action, including yours.