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Perinatal Bereavement Support Group at UPMC in South Central Pa.

Loss of a baby through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or neonatal death may cause feelings of grief, helplessness, shock and numbness. At UPMC Pinnacle, we understand that you are going through a difficult time. Our nurses and social workers will provide the individualized support and resources you need to work through your grief.

Support Groups

If you are grieving the loss of your baby, UPMC Pinnacle offers a supports group that may be able to help.


Heartstrings is a perinatal bereavement support group for those who have experienced a pregnancy loss or death of a newborn. You are welcome to join us, no matter where you are in your grief process or how long it has been since your loss. You may choose to talk or just listen. A registered nurse, who is also a perinatal bereavement counselor, facilitates the meeting. The group meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month from 7 to 8:30 p.m at the UPMC Pinnacle Community Osteopathic Chapel. For more information please contact Liz Shaeffer at 717-231-8472.

Rainbows: Pregnancy After Loss Support

UPMC Pinnacle Rainbows provides support to families who have had pregnancy losses and are considering becoming pregnant again, are currently pregnant, or have recently given birth. Please contact Liz Shaeffer at 717-231-8472 to schedule an appointment.

Additional Resources

UPMC Pinnacle strives to ease the process of grieving for a lost child. We offer several resources that may help you, including:

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