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Always in My Heart (AiMH)

Bereavement program support for miscarraige, stillbirth & newborn death

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To provide care and support to families who are grieving the loss of an infant through miscarriage, stillbirth, or neonatal death. Services are primarily provided by AiMH personnel, health care-givers who have completed a two-day grief training program in perinatal loss.

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Support by AiMH personnel is provided at the time of death, whenever possible. Grief folders are given to all families who experience a perinatal or neonatal loss. The folders contain the booklets, Empty Arms and Aching HeaAiMH  and Memories are Forever, as well as a variety of other written materials.

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Bereaved families are contacted by an AiMH  representative via mail and phone after they have left the hospital. The caller provides support and answers any questions the family may have regarding their feelings and responses to grief. They assess for any special needs and refer families to community resources.

Bullet Always in My Heart (AiMH ) parent support group

A mutual support group for mothers experiencing the loss of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, or newborn death is held monthly. Parents have the opportunity to share feelings and common experiences, as well as hear professionals speak on issues of grief and healing. The support group is sponsored by Loma Linda University Children's Hospital and meets on the 2nd Monday and 4th Tuesday of each month. For more information, call Cheri at (909) 558-7261.

Bullet A Walk to Remember
Each October, memorial walks are held across the nation in honor of National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. Loma Linda University Children's Hospital Bereavement Services hosts an annual "Walk to Remember". This free event takes place at the Loma Linda University Medical Center campus in Loma Linda. For more information, call 1-800-825-KIDS or click here.

 

Grief program publications order form (PDF)

Empty Arms and Aching HeaAiMH  and Shattered Dreams order form (PDF)