Institute of Reproductive Grief Care
Reproductive Grief Care education
for healthcare professionals.
Research on grief care best practices.
Healing resources for those impacted.
“The pain of this loss is real; the pain of losing two babies is unimaginable,” said one woman on our healing website.
Understanding the Institute of Reproductive Grief Care®
One in four U.S. pregnancies end in miscarriage – and this is just one kind of pregnancy and reproductive loss. Busy hospital Emergency Departments are reporting an average of 5 pregnancy losses each day. 2.4 million fetal and neonatal deaths occur in the perinatal period in the U.S. – 4 times more than the annual number of deaths from cancer! These numbers don’t include infertility, which carries its own repeated, emotional pain.
Grief after pregnancy loss and reproductive loss is underestimated – even ignored – in our culture. Yet 60% of bereaved parents experience depression, anxiety and PTSD.
“My patient had a miscarriage of twins at 17 weeks. She was devastated and distraught. We didn’t know what to do,” said one nurse.
At the Institute of Reproductive Grief Care, we educate frontline medical teams to reduce emotional trauma and set patients on a heathy healing trajectory, bringing comfort and hope during a time of great loss. We also offer healing resources directly to those touched by reproductive loss and conduct and promote research to help those who grieve.