For women who have recently lost a child to miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death, Franciscan Health offers support and comfort with our pregnancy loss support services.
Stillbirth (the loss of a child during the last 20 weeks of pregnancy), miscarriage (the loss of a child during the first 20 weeks of pregnancy) and neonatal death are tragic events for a family. The grief of a pregnancy loss can also raise the risk of postpartum depression in the mother. At Franciscan Health, we go beyond medical treatment to help the family heal during this difficult time.
Franciscan Health has created caring, understanding support groups with the vision of providing parents a safe and sacred place to share the stories of their precious babies. These groups are not therapy groups. You may choose to participate or just listen. There is no pressure to share. A professional who is trained in helping grieving parents can help you and your family cope with your loss. Our free parent support groups are offered monthly to anyone, no matter when you experienced you loss.”
People cope with grief in different ways. Some benefit from our free, parent support groups. These groups typically meet monthly and are open to parents at any time – no matter when their loss was experienced. Talk to your health care provider about Franciscan Health support groups and other services in your area.
Other things that can help you through the mourning are to: