Pregnancy & Infant Loss
Everyone handles grief and loss differently. For some, it is helpful to share with others who have experienced the same kind of loss. People experiencing pregnancy/infant loss don't have to go through it alone. King's Daughters bereavement coordinator, Cathie Whitt, RN, is available to mothers, fathers and families.
Some things to remember:
- Pregnancy and infant loss is as real as the loss of any other loved one. There is a grieving process and it is healthy to take time to grieve.
- If you feel stuck, don't be afraid to seek professional help. If you feel you are a risk to your own safety of others, seek professional assistance immediately - call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest Emergency Room.
- A good support network is important. Friends and family can help you in your loss, but may not be fully capable of supporting you because they themselves haven't experienced what you are going through. A support group or network of others who have shared your experience can be invaluable.
- It's normal to wonder WHY, but there isn't always a good answer to that question.
Pregnancy/Infant Loss Support Group
King's Daughters sponsors a monthly support group that many have found comforting during the days, weeks and months following loss. The group meets at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month. For more information about the group or other services available to you through King's Daughters, please call Cathie at (606) 408-2152.
The following organizations are listed for your convenience. They are not a part of King's Daughters.