Pregnancy and Infant Loss Resources

OctoberLossOctober is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. One in four women experience pregnancy loss, but the topic is not often discussed in the open.

Lexington has several options for support groups, as well as remembrance events in October for parents to come together and heal in a supportive environment.

Baptist Health Perinatal Support Group

A self-help support group for anyone who has had a miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or newborn death. Meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Hospice of the Bluegrass on Alexandria Dr. Info: (859) 639-6904.

St. Joseph East Bereavement Program

St. Joseph has in-patient care and follow up for patients following pregnancy or infant loss. Every other month they host a burial service at Calvary Cemetery that is open to the community. Info: (859) 967-5705.

October 9- A Walk to Remember at 2 p.m. at the Lexington Cemetery. RSVP to (859) 639-6904.

October 15– Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Event at 10:30 a.m. at Jacobson Park. Bereavement professionals will be available. Bubbles will be provided at conclusion of event. RSVP at www.babydreamsmc.eventbrite.com.

Online Resources

Common-Care.com: Download a “Certificate of Life” to commemorate your baby’s life, no matter how brief.

FirstCandle.org: Support and resources for families affected by SIDS or stillbirth.