As your caregivers at Capital Women’s Care, we extend our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. We understand that this is a difficult time for you and are here to support you in any way you may need. It is our hope that you find the information below helpful and we encourage you to reach out to us for any needs, concerns, or questions that you may have.
The loss of a pregnancy can be very hard. You may wonder why it happened or blame yourself. Miscarriages are common and are not caused by exercise, stress, or sex. Most happen because the fertilized egg in the uterus does not develop normally.
There is no treatment that can stop a miscarriage. As long as you do not have heavy blood loss, fever, weakness, or other signs of infection, you can let a miscarriage follow its own course. This can take several days.
Your body will recover over the next several weeks. Having a miscarriage does not mean you cannot have a normal pregnancy in the future.
Follow up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor is you are having problems. It’s also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
Website for Grieving Families
Baby Angel Foundation – Helping to transform society’s response to pregnancy and infant loss.
Center for Loss in Multiple Birth (CLIMB) – Comprehensive written materials/resources specific to the loss of multiples.
Compassionate Friends – Supporting the family after a child dies.
The Dougy Center – National Center for Grieving Children and Families.
Faces of Loss/Faces of Hope – Gives awareness to pregnancy/infant loss.
Grief Net – Online support groups for kids and adults.
Grieve Out Loud – Online support services.
Molly Bear – Memorial bears that can be customized.
National Share – Pregnancy and infant loss support.
Preinatal Hospice – Information on perinatal hospice and palliative care.
Still Birthday – Support for families suffering pregnancy or infant loss.
Sweet Pea Project – Comfort, support, guidance to families who have experienced the death of a baby.
Washington County Community Support Groups
Meritus Medical Center – Labor of Love: FIRST WEDNESDAY of each month at 7:00pm at Robinwood Medical Center, Suite 122. This group is for anyone who has experienced a miscarriage, stillbirth, or newborn loss. For more information, call 301-739-3863 or 301-739-2439. Meritus Medical Center Bereavement Support – 301-790-8614
Hospice of Washington County – Support groups are offered to anyone in the community regardless of prior use of hospice services. Contact the Grief and Bereavement Support Department at 301-790-6360 or visit their website at http://hospiceofwc.org/grief-support
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness of Washington County – Angels of Hope: Pregnancy and Infant Loss support group: THIRD TUESDAY of each month at 6:30pm at Saint Andrew Presbyterian Church, 10813 Donelson Drive, Williamsport, MD 21795. This group is led by Brianne Tesla-Doyle, MA, NCC, LCPC and Jennifer Mellott. Contact Brianne at BrianneTD@yahoo.com or 240-818-8911 or www.paila-wcmd.com
Hope Through Birth – Support group meets the FOURTH MONDAY of every month from 6:30pm – 8:00pm at Maranatha Brethren Church, 19385 Scott Hill Drive, Hagerstown, MD 21742. Contact Stephanie Nalley at 240-452-6323 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.