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Pregnancy and Newborn Loss

Compassionate care and support for families experiencing loss.

Our approach

Centra offers bereavement services for anyone who has been impacted by the loss of a baby during pregnancy, at birth, or shortly after birth through its Resolve Through Sharing (RTS) program. RTS is a national program model which places relational support at the foundation of its bereavement care.

Bereavement care is offered through support resources and follow-up phone calls. Trained nurses also offer follow-up phone calls and ongoing grief support through written contact such as due date and anniversary cards. Books are available for loan on pregnancy and infant loss and grief.

Annual Walk to Remember

The Walk to Remember takes place in the month of October, which is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month. It is dedicated to the memory of babies who have died in pregnancy or infancy and serves to raise awareness of the needs of these families. Parents across the nation participate in symbolic walks and memorial services during this month.

Please save the date of October 14, 2023 at 10am for the 35th Annual Walk to Remember on Oak Lane at Centra Virginia Baptist Hospital, Lynchburg, Virginia 24503.

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Virtual resources

In light of all of changes resulting from COVID-19, we wanted to offer an online resource for those who may be dealing with loss. Return to Zero is a perinatal loss support network which offers words of encouragement, research information and webinars on its Facebook page.

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Donate to the RTS Program

Your donation helps to provide comfort and precious keepsakes for grieving families. Visit the Centra Foundation's Online Donation Form to make a gift and designate "Pediatric Care." You may also support Resolve Through Sharing program by purchasing items needed to make mementos. For more information, contact program coordinator, Kelli Griffiths, RN, BSN, at 434.200.4642.