Perinatal Bereavement Parent Support Program

Oct 3, 2023, 11:00 PM – Oct 4, 2023, 12:30 AM

About this event

The Baptist Health Lexington Perinatal Bereavement Parent Support Group meets from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month.

Due to the COVID 19 pandemic support group meetings are currently being held via Zoom.

Contact Debbie Mueller at 859.639.6904 or dmueller@bhsi.com to receive an email invitation to attend each month.

For pregnancy loss and newborn death:

On-line support: National Share Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support: serves those who have experienced the death of a baby due to early

pregnancy loss, stillbirth, or in the first few months of life www.nationalshare.org .

MISS Foundation: Provides families with free grief packets, one-on-one mentor support, 24/7 moderated forums, support groups, resources for various types of child loss, newsletters and information about events. This volunteer-based foundation provides CARE - counseling, advocacy, research and education -for families grieving the death of a baby or child. www.missfoundation.org

Pregnancy and Parenting after Loss:

On-line support: Pregnancy After Loss www.pregnancyafterlosssupport.com . PALS Mission is to support those who are expecting again after a previous loss in choosing hope over fear while nurturing grief during a subsequent pregnancy. Baptist Health Lexington's Perinatal Bereavement Parent Support Group is for families who have experienced the loss of a baby through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or newborn death.

The group is open to anyone who has experienced a loss regardless of how long ago the loss occurred or if the individual was a patient at Baptist Health Lexington. Parents may choose to talk or just listen. No one is asked to share if he or she does not feel comfortable doing so. A speaker is scheduled for each meeting to offer a brief presentation on a topic of interest to the parents. A perinatal bereavement support person facilitates each meeting.