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Perinatal Bereavement Program

Founded in 1984, the Perinatal Bereavement Program at The Children's Hospital at Montefiore is a comprehensive interdisciplinary program that:

  • Facilitates the unique grieving process of families following a perinatal (miscarriage, fetal, stillbirth), neonatal or infant loss
  • Educates and sensitizes healthcare providers caring for families experiencing a loss

Bereavement counseling is offered by experienced perinatal social workers and nurses to women and families experiencing a loss – from the second trimester through the neonatal period.

  • Parents are encouraged to see and hold their baby.
  • A memory box containing pictures, other keepsakes and appropriate literature is given to each family.
  • Information and assistance with burial options is provided.
  • Free lending library for families and staff
  • Free support group — the only one of its kind in the Bronx — serving families throughout the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens and southern Westchester
  • Annual Remembrance Memorial Service held at Weiler Hospital
  • Referrals accepted directly from families or hospital social workers. Please call 718-904-2707 for more information or a referral.