Subsequent Pregnancy Support is available in the group format to assist families in managing the pregnancy that follows the death of a baby. Subsequently pregnant couples are advised to conclude attending our regular bereavement support group, and to transfer to our special pregnancy services. It is self help, facilitated by trained volunteers who are bereaved parents themselves.
Parents can join the groups at any time by calling the PBSO office to register. Groups generally run once per month, in the evenings from 7:30 – to 9:30 p.m. Both mothers and fathers, alone or as a couple are welcome. There is no charge for this service.
Typical topics discussed at the subsequent pregnancy support group meetings include:
- The subsequent Baby
- Attachment / Bonding
- New Parenting Stages (Galinsky)
- Preparing a Birth Plan
- Bittersweet Birth Preparation
- Can Lightning Strike Twice?
- Replacement versus Unique Baby