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Community Birth Loss Support Group

The Community Birth Loss Support Group at UMass Memorial Medical Center provides emotional support to parents who have experienced the loss of a child through miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn death. This support group also:

  • Assists parents in understanding the grieving process and fosters emotional insight into coping with the loss of their child
  • Creates a safe, supportive forum in which parents can share their thoughts and feelings with others who have had a similar experience
  • Provides acceptance and creates a framework within which parents can integrate their loss and learn that there is hope, and there is a future

This group is open to all, no matter where you live or where your baby was delivered.

Sponsor: Community Birth Loss Support Group Collaborative


Memorial Campus, Nursing Conference Room, first floor
119 Belmont Street
Worcester, MA 01605

Meeting Time: 

Third Thursday of each month, 6 to 7:30 pm


Jillian Santom, LICSW, 508-334-1298
Melissa Varrecchia, LCSW, 508-334-5715

Please note: Latex Balloons No Longer Allowed at Medical Center

Due to allergic reactions to latex and the possible choking hazard for our pediatric patients, these balloons are no longer allowed. Mylar balloons are acceptable to bring into the hospital.