Methodist Women's Hospital

Perinatal & Newborn Loss

For many, pregnancy is an exciting and hopeful time. However, for women and their partners who experience the loss of a baby during pregnancy, delivery, or shortly after, this time can be devastating.

Sometimes your baby's medical diagnosis, possibly a life-limiting condition, has forever changed your family's cherished hopes and dreams.

Whether you were pregnant for a very short time or you lost your baby shortly after birth, and no matter how or why your pregnancy ended, you deserve and need time to grieve in the best way for you as an individual.

Customized Care

We encourage all women and their partners to find support from the caring staff at Methodist Women's Hospital and in the community.

We will customize care to help women who have or will experience a perinatal loss including:

  • pain control
  • music
  • privacy or visitors
  • comfort care for the baby
  • time with your baby
  • photographs and other keepsakes

Women and their families also receive support from a perinatal comfort care liaison, social worker and hospital chaplain as requested.

Pastoral Services staff members are available for visitation, prayer and spiritual encouragement 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To request pastoral services while inside the hospital, dial 0#.

Tender Hearts: An Infant Loss Support Group

This group provides on-going support to parents who have lost a child whether through miscarriage, still-born or infant loss. Parents are welcome to join and exit this “open” group at any time, no appointment needed.

This group will meet the second Wednesday of each month from 6 - 7:30 p.m., held in the chapel at Methodist Women’s Hospital. For more information, call (402) 815-1290.

For more information, call Pastoral Services at (402) 354-4016.