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Guide to Pregnancy and Infant Loss Resources in the DMV

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Groups

At DC Area Moms Blog, 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!

Maryland

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 at 5818 B Hubbard Drive, Rockville MD. Groups are eight weeks at $35 per session on Tuesdays at 12pm. 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, meets monthly on Mondays at 12pm at 5914 Hubbard Drive Rockville, MD 20852. 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 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 90 Church Street, Prince Frederick, MD 20678. 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 at United Parish of Bowie, 2515 Mitchellville Road, Bowie, MD 20716. 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 Tuesday of each month at 10301 River Road, Potomac, MD 20854. For more info, email [email protected] or call (301)-642-7925.

Center for Infant and Child Loss offers a SIDS and infant death support group meets the first Tuesday of the month from 7-9pm at the Chesapeake Life Center 9500 Arena Drive, Suite 250, Largo MD. 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. 

Virginia

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. Meetings are the second Thursday of every month, 7:30-9:30pm at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 7628 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA. Email for details: [email protected]. Available on Facebook.

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 1st Monday or Tuesday of the month at Nordstrom café Tysons Corner Center. Contact Carolyn Mara for details, (703) 754-5836[email protected].

TCF of Arlington Chapter meetings are held the second Thursday of each month at 7:30 pm at Trinity Presbyterian Church, Lewis Room, 5533 North 16th Street, Arlington, VA 22205. Email [email protected] for more information.

TCF of Reston Chapter meets the 2nd Saturday of each month at 2 pm at North County, Government Building, Reston Police Station Building, 12000 Bowman Town Drive, Reston, VA. Contact Nancy Vollmer (VA) 703-860-8587 or Sharon Skarzynski (MD) 410-757-5049

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 Carol Marino at [email protected]. The Chapter can also be reached at 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 at St. James Episcopal Church in the Janney Parlor, 14 Cornwall St. NW, Leesburg, VA. Contact Bev or Bernie Elero 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 Thursday of each month at 7:30 pm at Grace United Methodist Church in the Library on the 2nd Floor, 9750 Wellington Road, Manassas, VA. Email or call Jennifer Malloch at [email protected] and 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 at 43600 Russell Branch Parkway, Ashburn, VA 20147. Email [email protected] or call (703) 951-7509 for more information.

Washington, DC

Pregnancy Loss and Infant Death Support Group offers monthly 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 at The Howard University, The Blackburn Center, 2397 6th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20059. Contact Beverly at 202-394-2851 or [email protected] for more information.

Emma Basch is a local Psychologist that offers free groups pregnancy after loss. 

Rachel E. K Freedman is a local Psychologist that offers groups for loss and pregnancy termination for medical reasons.

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Online Resources 

Local Loss Resources

Birth Options Alliance

Miscarriage National Resources

Miss Foundation
Missing Grace
My Miscarriage Matters
Heart Strings Support

Still Birth National Resources

Hope After Loss
National Share
Association for Death Education and Counseling
CJ First Candle
Tommy’s
Now I lay me down to sleep 
Pregnancy after Loss Support
Stillbirth Alliance
Pregnancy Loss and Infant Death Directory
Miss Foundation
Star Legacy Foundation
Still Birthday
Faces of Loss
Still Standing Magazine
Threads of Love

Facebook Groups

Miscarriage, Child Loss, and Stillborn
Rainbow Babies
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! 

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