WHEN: This group meets on the second Thursday of every other month. If you plan on attending, please let us know! You can call or text 413-544-5922, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additionally, most parents who have chosen to terminate for medical reasons also attend our regular monthly bereavement meeting, and have found this setting to be equally supportive.
WHERE: Florence Arts and Business Building, 140 Pine Street, Room 2B (basement level). (There is plenty of free parking behind the building.)
WHAT: This group is free and open to all families who have experienced the agonizing decision to end a pregnancy because of a life-limiting prenatal diagnosis. Each of you know that this type of loss is particularly complicated. In addition to grief for the baby, many people struggle with additional guilt, fear of judgment, and trauma.
ABOUT THE FACILITATORS: Carol McMurrich suffered the loss of her first child in May of 2003, a stillbirth following a cord accident during labor. In the early years she craved the company of others who had experienced losses and still feels nurtured and fulfilled by being part of a community of parents who have experienced the death of their baby. Carol has been to multiple trainings offered by Share, Inc. on compassionate caregiving, and is a trained MotherWoman facilitator.
Marisa Pizii is also a MotherWoman facilitator, and facilitates support groups through the Prison Birth Project.