Coping with Miscarriage | WYPR

Coping with Miscarriage

Mar 26, 2018

Located in the Women's Pavilion of the Franklin Square Hospital is a Memorial Loss Garden, the “Garden of Little Angels.”
Credit Carrie Wells / MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center

Between 10 and 20 percent of pregnancies end in a miscarriage. Yet, many families feel they have to grieve silently.

We hear from two women working to comfort families mourning a baby. Maria Mosca--who lost her daughter, Lucia May, last spring--tells us where she turned for support.

And nurse Terri Zeman, who started the perinatal bereavement program at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center decades ago, tells us how the hospital helps families grieve the baby they didn’t get to take home.

Resource below:

Compassionate Friends
AMEND - Aiding Mothers and Fathers Experiencing a Neonatal Death
University of Maryland Department of Pediatrics - Center for Infant and Child Loss
Share Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group