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The loss of a baby, whether it is during pregnancy, at birth or in infancy, is a life-altering event which impacts a woman for years to come. While a variety of support mechanisms are in place to help the bereaved mother today, this wasn't always the case. Many women who've lost babies years ago, have lingering questions and have yet to come to terms with their feelings of grief, loss and sadness. To help with closure, we offer the following support groups:


Pregnancy Loss Support Group
This support group is for mothers and fathers who have experienced the loss of a baby due to miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or infant death. You will meet in a relaxed setting while talking with other parents who have experienced a pregnancy loss or neonatal death where you may find comfort and healing as you discuss topics such as your emotions and grief, the responses of family and friends, going back to work, coping with anniversary dates and holidays, and whether or not to have another baby.

Please note: Childcare is not available and children are not allowed to attend meetings.

Location:
Sentara College of Health Sciences
1441 Crossways Boulevard, Suite 105, Chesapeake, VA 23320
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This group meets the second Monday of each month from 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. with the exception of dates that fall on or close to major holidays.
For additional information, please call Ann Prescott at (757) 545-2667. 


Subsequent Pregnancy After a Loss
A support group for bereaved parents who have lost a child due to miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn death and are now expecting again. 

Location and dates vary. Please call for details.

For more information, please call: (757) 388-3364 or Ann Prescott at (757) 545-2667.


Free Counseling
You may benefit from talking confidentially with our bereavement counselor at Sentara Women's Services. There is no fee for this service.
Please call, (757) 545-2667 or emailing Ann Prescott at ahpresco@sentara.com.


Remembered with Love, Always
This program was developed to help women who have experienced the loss of a baby years ago find healing from grief long held inside and make peace with the past. Under the caring guidance of a certified grief counselor, you will learn how to finally acknowledge and honor your baby's memory while lessening the burden you have carried for so long.

Planned activities include:
Making memory boxes
Holding memorial services 
Group memorial quilt
Journaling
Storytelling and story writing
Support group sessions
Creating rituals for healing

Location and dates vary. Please call for details.

For more information, please call: Ann Prescott at (757) 545-2667.


Support Groups at Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center
These support groups take place every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. No registration necessary.

 For more information, please call Kris Kiley at (757) 870-6987.

 


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