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Pregnancy & Infant Loss Resources

We're here for you and your family

Our goal is to support you and your family as you care for your unborn baby or newborn, with full respect for your personal values, beliefs and traditions. Our team of caring professionals can:

  • Help meet the individual physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of you and your family
  • Offer step-by-step support in planning for delivery and aftercare
  • Support you and your family in creating lasting memories of your child
  • Provide private tours of Bryan’s labor and delivery and neonatal care areas
  • Offer ongoing personalized support and connections to helpful community resources

Our team includes:

  • Your own doctor
  • Neonatal specialist doctors
  • Nurses
  • Social workers
  • Pastoral care

If you would like more information, please contact the Butterfly Memories team at 402-481-8011 or Butterfly_Memories@bryanhealth.org.


Walk to Remember

Each spring and fall a memorial service is held at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Park for families who have lost a baby to miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or neonatal death. We will send you an invitation to this special service for the walk following your loss.

For more information, contact perinatal bereavement at 402-481-8011.


Certificates

If your baby is less than 20 weeks gestation: A certificate of non-viable birth can be requested through the Department of Health and Human Services.

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If your baby is more than 20 weeks gestation: Our staff will submit a certificate of birth resulting in still birth or birth certificate and death certificate.


Community Resources

Connected Forever

Connected Forever is a local 501c3 non-profit organization. Our mission is to support families who have experienced premature birth or infant loss through resources, education and emotional support. These experiences can be a difficult journey for families and our hope is that no family endures their journey alone. Follow us on Facebook or visit our website to learn about our programs, events and resources.

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Healing Embrace

In addition to the normal expenses of birth, bereaved families now face expenses for funeral services, grief counseling and may require in-home postpartum assistance. HEALing Embrace focuses on finances so families can focus on healing, not the stress of unexpected bills. Raising awareness about loss, as well as connecting families is another goal of HEALing Embrace. Ultimately, we strive to validate and support those who have had to say goodbye to the newest member of their family. Saying goodbye before hello is the most difficult journey anyone should have to walk and one should never have to do it without support.

HEALing Embrace strives to bring hope and healing to the grieving hearts and to celebrate and honor the lives of babies gone too soon. Our Open Arms Infant Bereavement Support Group (loss due to miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant loss) meets at West Hills Church in the lower level library (3015 South 82nd St. in Omaha) every Wednesday night in February, April, June, August, October and December from 7-8 p.m. The group is free of charge and no appointment is needed.

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Healing Hearts

Healing Hearts assists Catholic families in the grief process. Healing Hearts counselors can meet and work with the family to help them understand the painful loss experienced by the parents and siblings, and help them to be a support. Healing Hearts provides a trained therapist, or a trained volunteer who has experienced the loss of a baby, to be of assistance. They also offer a six-week group session. It meets on Monday nights from 7-9 p.m. This group has two sessions per year.

Call 402-473-0620.

Horisun Hospice

We offer six-week support group sessions held in the spring and fall which are open to the public. Sessions are held at 3883 Normal Blvd. #108 in Lincoln.

Call 402-484-6444.

Mourning Hope Grief Center

Offers a variety of small sessions specific to your loss, including sibling workshops and support groups throughout the year. Mourning Hope also has a lending library for grief related topics. Located at 4919 Baldwin Ave. in Lincoln.

Call 402-488-8989 or email hope@mourninghope.org

No Footprint Too Small

Our mission is to support mothers and families who have experienced pregnancy and/or infant loss by offering birth and bereavement doula support, the support of other volunteer bereaved mothers and families with the assistance of a volunteer mental health professional, as well as by providing referrals to helpful resources related to pregnancy and infant loss.

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Woven Charm

Woven Charm offers pre-assembled care packages specially curated for families who experience premature birth. With every purchase, a portion of the proceeds will be used to provide support for families of infant loss.

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