Providing Comprehensive Care and Support for Pregnancy Loss
Our state-licensed and board-certified genetic counselors and board-certified physician geneticists at University Hospitals have distinctive training that enables them to treat a fetus at risk for infections, genetic diseases, growth restriction and more. In some cases, however, a woman may still suffer the loss of the baby. Perinatal loss, or pregnancy loss, may include:
- Neonatal death
Evaluation of Perinatal Loss
Loss of a newborn baby, stillbirth or miscarriage can be due to many causes including genetic problems, infections, placental problems and maternal illness. Our team of board-certified maternal fetal medicine specialists, genetic counselors and physician geneticists lends expertise in all these areas to help determine not only the cause for the loss, but also a treatment plan. University Hospitals also has expert fertility specialists if needed.
Services to Help Families Navigate Loss
Not all birth defects are preventable or survivable. If testing shows there is a slim chance of survival, our pediatric hospice and palliative care services empower parents to make the best decision for their family. Our fetal care coordinator helps parents navigate appointments with subspecialty experts and prepare a birth plan that fits with their spiritual beliefs and emotional needs.
University Hospitals also offers a parent bereavement program that gives support to families that are dealing with miscarriage/pregnancy loss, stillbirth or death of an infant or child. Our team can provide personalized recommendations and resources to help families navigate the grieving process.
Learn more about parent bereavement support at UH or contact us for help accessing individualized resources: