Infant loss, miscarriage, stillbirth, and perinatal hospice care
The loss of a child for any reason is a painful experience. Many families face this challenge in the course of their history and the Church is here to support them. Here are a few ways that organizations and groups support parents during this trial.
Alexandra's House: Infant loss, miscarriage, stillbirth, and perinatal hospice care
Alexandra’s House is a community based, all volunteer, peer-led perinatal hospice and infant care system for parents pregnant with babies with lethal or sub-lethal anomalies, for pregnancies that end unexpectedly at any point, from any cause, and for infants who die in the community, any cause. While its foundation is rooted in faith, its services offer a practical solution in meeting the time-intensive needs of families in these situations. Learn more about how they can help at alexsandrashouse.com
In Loving Remembrance is a grief and loss resource for those living with the death of a child due to miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, or early infant loss. This 4-week group process was written by Mary Helen Dennihan, LCMFT, R.N., a local Catholic counselor who was asked to create this resource by Archbishop Naumann. Groups are offered several times a year in our area. Please contact the Family Life Office for more information.