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: Bereavement at Magee
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:
- For those who have lost their babies or are in perinatal hospice and palliative care.
- A quiet and private place away from labor and delivery waiting areas and has a couch, chairs, and table.
- In memory of the daughter of founders Bob and Berkley Wellstein. They aim to provide "rooms of respite in hospitals and medical centers where families can gather and find a way forward together."
"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.