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Bereavement

 

The Perinatal Institute uses the Resolve Through Sharing (RTS) bereavement model to guide in the care of our patients who have experienced the loss of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, or newborn death.
It is recognized that the death of a baby is a unique loss, and as such, the research-based RTS program reflects valuable input from those families who have suffered the loss of a baby. In order to provide the best care for our bereaved families, all Perinatal Institute employees receive specialized RTS training.

The emphasis of RTS care is to create precious memories. Many families find comfort in seeing, touching, and holding their babies. Beautiful clothes, blankets, impressions of the infant’s feet, and many other mementos are provided. We also give a memory box to hold these irreplaceable treasures.

The Perinatal Institute provides loving, compassionate care to families experiencing the loss of a baby. In doing so, the lives of many precious babies are validated and honored.


PERINATAL BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUPS

 

ALWAYS IN MY HEART - Following Loss

Bereavement support group for parents who have lost a baby. Meetings include education and sharing time. The focus is on support, understanding the grief process, communicating with family and friends, and remembering your baby.

Date/Time: 2nd Monday of Each Month, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Location: Loma Linda University Outpatient Rehabilitation Institute
11406 Loma Linda Dr., Room 129A (South Entrance)
Contact:  Cheri Moreno    (909)558-7261     email: cmoreno@llu.edu

Date/Time: 4th Tuesday of Each Month, 9:30 – 11:00 am
Location: Mountain View Plaza. 11255 Mountain View Ave., Room 10
Contact:  Cheri Moreno    (909)558-7261     email: cmoreno@llu.edu

To download a pdf of the Always in My Heart flyer, click here.

BABIES SO SPECIAL - Infant with Medical Problems

Click here for more information on Babies So Special.


HOPEFUL JOURNEY: Walking the Path of Loss and Hope - Subsequent Pregnancy


Date/Time: 4th Tuesday of each month, 11:30am - 12:30pm
No sign-up/registration necessary
Location: 11215 Mountain View Ave., Room 179
Contacts:  Julie Cieslak RN ext. 81096   •   Leandra McHargue RN ext. 85997
*Telephone registration required prior to each meeting. (909) 558-4000 ext.15958

*We are sorry; we cannot accommodate children at the meetings. Leave plenty of time for parking.