Perinatal Bereavement

The Einstein Forget Me Not Team is a multidisciplinary team composed of physicians, advanced care practitioners, nurses, social workers, and chaplains. Our mission is to provide support, presence, caring and education to individuals and families who have experienced a pregnancy or infant loss. Additionally, we seek to provide training to our staff to ensure that members of the Obstetrics & Gynecology and Pediatrics teams provide the best care possible to grieving families.

Support Groups

  • UNITE: Offers services to grieving parents and their caregivers including peer to peer support groups, literature, educational programs, etc. Those interested in joining a support group must speak with the group coordinator before attending a meeting; please call the UNITE Voice Mail at 484-758-0002 or email administrator@unitegriefsupport.org
  • Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group: A monthly support group run by a Labor & Delivery nurse at Einstein Montgomery Email Abby Deardorff at deardorg@einstein.edu for more information
  • Share Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support: Offers online pregnancy loss support chats and pregnancy after loss support chats in English and Spanish
  • The Tears Foundation Pennsylvania: Hosts monthly online support groups and lists ongoing events and support related to pregnancy and infant loss, as well as pregnancy after loss
  • The Compassionate Friends: Offers online and in person support groups
  • Star Legacy Foundation supports research, education and advocacy regarding pregnancy loss and neonatal death and offers online support groups. Additionally, certified grief counselors are available 24/7 at 952-715-7731, ext. 1

Perinatal Loss Online Forums

Support for Specific Loss

Reading Materials and Other Resources

  • Grieving Parents Support Network: Online community for bereaved parents to find information and resources, process grief, and connect with other bereaved parents
  • Still Standing Magazine: Online magazine with stories from around the world of surviving the aftermath of loss, grief, and infertility
  • Babies Remembered: Offers a number of resources regarding pregnancy and infant loss
  • Compassion Books: An online compilation of books related to grief and loss

Depression Hotlines

For many people, depression is an extremely lonely experience. Calling a hotline gives you the opportunity to talk to a caring person who can help you work through whatever negative thoughts or feelings you have.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Helpline, (800) 950-NAMI (6264); text NAMI to 741741: This helpline can answer questions about mental health, treatment, and local support groups. Staff members are available Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

If you have any thoughts of harming yourself or others call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, (800) 273-TALK (8255).

Support Resources for Early Pregnancy Loss

  • All Options: Promotes unconditional, judgment-free support for people in all of their decisions, feelings, and experiences with pregnancy, parenting, abortion, and adoption 1-888-493-0092 (free and anonymous hotline)
  • My Miscarriage Matters: Support groups including a Facebook group and additional resources

Abortion Support Resources

Support After Abortion for Fetal Anomaly Diagnosis

Training & Education

At Einstein, we have clinical expertise in obstetrics and gynecology and are actively invested in resident education.

Accreditation & Partnerships

Designated by the City of Philadelphia and Maternity Care Coalition.

Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia is a Designated Baby-Friendly hospital. (2018-2023)

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