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Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Centre

Pregnancy & Infant Loss

Support Centre

Weekly Groups

These groups are 7-week professionally facilitated, peer-driven support groups for individuals and partners. These groups meet every week during this time and registration is closed after week two. These groups provide a space to connect, validate your experience, and hold space to process your grief as you navigate your journey

Initial Grief: Early Pregnancy Loss

This is an 7-week professionally facilitated, peer-driven support group for individuals and partners who have experienced early miscarriage, missed miscarriage, chemical pregnancy, molar pregnancy, blighted ovum, ectopic pregnancy, loss of a multiple, or missed adoption. This group provides a space to connect, validate your experience, and hold space to process your grief as you navigate your journey.

Who is this group for? Individuals and partners who have recently experienced early miscarriage/pregnancy loss who are seeking more support in moving through their grief. This group is intended to be a starting point in connecting with our other groups.

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Couples Group

This is a 7-week, professionally facilitated and peer driven support group for couples who have experienced loss at any stage of the journey. This group provides an accountable, non-judgmental space to connect with others who can relate to the unique challenges of navigating loss within a partnership. Please note this group is held IN-PERSON and EACH partner must complete an INDIVIDUAL registration.

Who is this group for? For couples who have experienced loss at any stage of the journey

 

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Initial Grief: Late Pregnancy & Infant Loss

This is a 7-week professionally facilitated, peer-driven support group for individuals and partners who have experienced late miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal loss, loss of a multiple or missed adoption. This group provides a space to connect, validate your experience, and and hold space to process your grief as you navigate your journey.

Who is this group for? Individuals and partners who have recently experienced late miscarriage/pregnancy or infant loss who are seeking more support in moving through their grief. This group is intended to be a starting point in connecting with our other groups.

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Pregnant After Loss Weekly group

This is a 7-week professionally facilitated, peer driven support group for individuals and partners who are currently pregnant again after miscarriage, stillbirth, TFMR, neonatal loss, or SIDS/SUDC. This group provides an accountable, non-judgmental space to connect with others who can relate to the unique challenges of navigating pregnancy after loss.

Who is this group for? Partners, couples and individuals who are currently pregnant again after miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal loss, or SIDS/SUDC who want to connect with others who are in a similar phase of the journey.

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Initial Grief: TFMR

This is an 7-week professionally facilitated, peer-driven support group for individuals and partners who are deciding to, or have had to make, the difficult decision to terminate their wanted pregnancy for medical reasons. This group provides an accountable and non-judgmental space to discuss the unique grief that surrounds TFMR loss.

Who is this group for? Individuals and partners who are navigating a TFMR loss at any stage of the journey.

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FAQ

What to expect at a PILSC peer support group

A hybrid group is a peer support group that gives you the option of attending in person at the PILSC office in downtown Calgary or attending virtually on Zoom for those living outside of Calgary and for anyone who prefers to attend virtually.

Your hybrid group will have a designated facilitator for those who attend in person and the second facilitator will be supporting the group on Zoom. We have technology called Meeting Owl that allows for a seamless interaction experience between those attending in person and those who attend virtually.

(PILSC hybrid group using Meeting Owl technology with in-person and virtual attendees)

To see a video of a Hybrid group, see this video

For our 7-Week Groups, we require that all participants attend either the first or second session and as many sessions as possible to allow for a safe and consistent group environment. That being said, life happens and let us know if you are unable to attend a session by emailing info@pilsc.org.

As with all of our services at PILSC, we believe in the importance of removing barriers to accessing services. All of our groups are offered at no cost to participants. For those who have the means and ability to help support the centre and our groups programming, we graciously accept donations: https://pilsc.org/donate-to-pilsc

All of our online groups are open for anyone to attend anywhere in the world.  Some of our groups that meet in person will have a hybrid option so you can attend any group virtually, regardless of your physical location.

You will receive a confirmation email from the Jane booking system and the day before your group you will receive an email welcoming you to your group. For 7-week groups, there are forms to fill out in the Jane booking system so please fill those out as we require your mailing information to send you materials for your group.

Yes, you are welcome to attend a group more than once. Every time you attend will be different because so much is determined by the people in a group with you. We also have various monthly groups that you can try after an 7-week group to meet others who have experienced.

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50/50 Raffle

As part of our June 25th Run/Walk Sunday June 25, 2023 we are holding a 50/50 Raffle! Participating in this Raffle is open to everyone in Alberta. 

This is the perfect way to participate if you can’t attend the run/walk in person.

Want to join our Run/Walk? Visit this page

Book with Erin Winters

In order to book with Erin, please contact us at info@pilsc.org

NOTE: Refrain from providing detailed personal information when emailing us. Feel free to describe your challenges in brief, and leave out personal details that you only wish to share with Erin.