At DC Area Moms, we value supporting one another in all stages of motherhood. If you have experienced a pregnancy or infant loss, please don’t hesitate to reach out to any of these groups or organizations. These are here to support you. If you do decide to visit a group, please be sure to call or email to confirm meeting times and locations. We hope you find this guide helpful!
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Maryland Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Groups
Perinatal Loss Support Group has a 6-week free support group for families who experienced the loss of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant death. The group meets at Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center, 9901 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, MD 20850. For more information and to register, please contact Jeanine McGrath, RN, CD (DONA) (240) 481-3903, [email protected].
Gone, But Not Forgotten is a pregnancy loss group for losses occurring in the second and third trimesters. For more information contact Dr. Julie Bindeman, [email protected] or Nanci Brown, [email protected]
Miscarriage & Recurrent Loss Support Group supports women who have suffered a miscarriage or recurrent losses with monthly meetings. Contact Dr. Julie Bindeman, [email protected].
Shady Grove Adventist Hospital and Washington Adventist Hospital Empty Arms, Aching Heart has a support group offered by Pastoral Care Services for parents grieving the loss of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death. For more information call 240-826-6112. Spanish speaking support group also available.
TCF Southern Maryland Chapter is a self-help support group for parents who lost a child at any age and for any reason. Group meets the 4th Monday of each month at 7:30 pm. For more information or details call/email Pat (301) 934-1688, [email protected].
TCF Prince George’s County MD Chapter has a self-help support group for parents who lost a child at any age and for any reason. Group meets the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm. For more information or details call/email Sara (301) 776-3490 or Sylvia (301) 420-7759, [email protected].
TCF Potomac Chapter offers self-help support groups for parents who lost a child at any age and for any reason. This group meets the first Thursday of each month. For more info, email [email protected] or call Barbara & George Beall at 301-253-8740
Center for Infant and Child Loss offers a SIDS and infant death support group. Contact Joani Nelson Horchler for details: (301) 802-7445, [email protected].
Anne Arundel Perinatal and Infant Loss Support Group offer a peer support group for families who experienced the loss of a baby due to a miscarriage, stillbirth, or newborn death. Groups are the 1st Monday of the month from 7:00-8:30pm at St. Andrews United Methodist Church, 4 Wallace Manor Road, Edgewater, MD 21037. Contact Ann O’Sullivan, RN for details, (410) 570-2164.
Anaya’s Project offers monthly peer to peer support groups for families who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss and/or are dealing with fertility issues. Please check their website for the date of the support group and contact them if you have any questions.
Rachel E. K Freedman is a local Psychologist that offers virtual groups for loss and pregnancy termination for medical reasons. This is MD based, but virtual.
Virginia Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Groups
MIS/Share Parent-led support network that offers information, comfort, and validation to grieving parents who experienced the death of their baby during pregnancy or after birth. Email for details: [email protected].
H.O.P.E. (Helping Other Parents Endure) Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group for all who have experienced a loss due to miscarriage, stillbirth, infant death, or SIDS. Meetings are the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm at Rockland Community Church, 2921 Rockland Road, Front Royal, VA 22630. Call or email Robin L. Schroeder for details at (703) 615-3725, [email protected].
Life After Miscarriage, Perinatal Loss, and Stillbirth offers two monthly support groups. The Prince William County meeting is the second Monday of each month from 7:30-9:30 pm at St. Thomas Methodist Church, 8899 Sudley Road
Manassas, VA 20110 Room 302. The Leesburg is the third Tuesday of each month from 7:30-9:30 pm at Leesburg Junction, 215 Depot Court, SE, Leesburg, VA 20175, 1st Floor. Contact [email protected] for more information.
Subsequent Pregnancy After a Loss (SPAL) offers free support groups for women who are pregnant after the loss of a baby. The group meets the 2nd Thursday of the month at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 7628 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22043. Contact Carolyn Mara for details, (703) 754-5836 or email [email protected].
TCF of Arlington Chapter meetings are held the second Thursday of each month at 7:30 pm in Arlington, VA. Email Heidi Haggerty Wagner hei[email protected] or call (571) 216-5909 for more information.
TCF Fairfax Chapter offers self-help support groups for parents who lost a child at any age and for any reason. They meet the 1st Wednesday of each month at 7:30 pm at Historic St. Mary’s Catholic Church Hall (next to the Church), Fairfax Station Road at Rte. 123 (Ox Road) intersection. Email Steve or Mary at [email protected] or call 703 622-3639.
TCF Leesburg Chapter offers self-help support groups for parents who lost a child at any age and for any reason. They meet the 1st Wednesday of each month at 7:30 pm in Leesburg, VA. Contact Beverly and Bernie at (540) 882-9707.
TCF Prince William Chapter offers self-help support groups for parents who lost a child at any age and for any reason. They meet the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7 pm at Buckhall United Methodist Church in Manassas, VA. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 571-229-0768 for more information.
TCF of Dulles offers self-help support groups for parents who lost a child at any age and for any reason. They meet the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7 pm virtually. Email tc[email protected] or call (703) 951-7509 for more information.
Washington, DC Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Groups
Pregnancy Loss and Infant Death Support Group offers support group meetings to parents who experienced the loss of a child to miscarriage, stillbirth or infant/child death. Check here for current events.
Miscarriage, Infant Death & Stillbirth (MIS) Support provides telephone support only. Contact Diana Delgrossa for more information at 301-530-1094.
TCF of the District of Columbia offers meetings the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 7 – 9 pm virtually. Contact Avery (202) 748-41401 or [email protected] for more information.
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Online Resources
Local Loss Resources
Miscarriage National Resources
My Miscarriage Matters
Heart Strings Support
Still Birth National Resources
Hope After Loss
Association for Death Education and Counseling
CJ First Candle
Now I lay me down to sleep
Pregnancy after Loss Support
Pregnancy Loss and Infant Death Directory
Star Legacy Foundation
Faces of Loss
Still Standing Magazine
Threads of Love
Miscarriage, Child Loss, and Stillborn
Pregnancy After Loss Support
Stillborn and Sleeping Babies Support Group
If you know of other groups in our area that support grieving families, please contact us. Thank you!