Pregnancy loss can be extremely tough and upsetting — whether by early miscarriage, ectopic or molar pregnancy, stillbirth, or early newborn death.
How you react to the emotional pain may vary.
You may first feel a sense of shock and disbelief. Sadness, failure, anger, and self-blame often follow. Most often, you have mixed feelings.
The vital factor in coping with the loss is the chance to express your feelings and, in turn, receive an accepting response. This may occur with partners, family, friends, or caregivers at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital.
Sometimes, it can help to talk with a caring professional about pregnancy loss, its impact, and the grieving that follows.
We offer support to you and your loved ones during and after your hospital stay. We can also refer you to support services. Call the UPMC Magee Social Work Department at 412-641-4255.
Jane's Room is a bereavement room at Magee for women and their families. It's located outside of the 2600 unit on the 2nd floor of the Birth Center.
Jane's Room is:
"Despite cutting-edge treatment and extraordinary care, neonatal and perinatal deaths still happen. And it's tragic and heartbreaking," said Richard Beigi, MD, Magee president. "We're proud to be the tenth hospital nationwide that has partnered with Jane's Room. It brings such a meaningful and necessary space to our hospital."
Jane's Room is just one more way Magee cares for those grieving. There are also memorial items and print resources. We also offer spiritual care upon request.
Are you a new patient interested in a video visit with one of our experts? Easily book your video visit through the UPMC Magee-Womens Virtual Care Center.
This clinic is not for women who are currently pregnant. To make a new patient appointment if you're pregnant, call 412-641-6361.Schedule a new patient video visit.