Date(s) - October 03, 2018
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Roger Neilson House
Pregnancy After Loss Support group- “P.A.L.S.”
The Palliative Care team is committed to providing on-going bereavement support to families following the loss of their child. The development of the P.A.L.S group was research based and informed by focus groups involving families who experienced a perinatal loss. It was identified that many families who experience the death of a child do go on and plan for more children. There is growing evidence that these families would benefit from increased emotional support during future pregnancies, and be surrounded by other families who understand that during subsequent pregnancies, it is possible to be anxious, happy and sad all at the same time!
Criteria for group: RNH will be offering an open, monthly drop-in group for families who 1) have already accessed RNH services and 2) are currently pregnant and struggling emotionally. Topics that will be explored include managing guilt; impact on relationships; managing the expectations of others, etc…
The group will be offered every first Wednesday of the month from 5:30p-7pm, starting September 5th, 2018!
Please RSVP to: Carol Chevalier, MSW, RSW at firstname.lastname@example.org
Agenda topic for October 3, 2018: The “new normal”: It’s okay to be happy and sad during your pregnancy!