The H.E.A.R.T.strings Perinatal Bereavement Office at Northside Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia provides support to families experiencing the death of a baby and the loss of a pregnancy due to miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, premature delivery, neonatal death, or termination due to problems with the baby or the mother. We also work with families who are expecting the birth of a baby with a life-limiting diagnosis.
We provide support and assistance during the decision-making process, the remainder of the pregnancy, labor, delivery or surgery, developing a Birth Plan, creating memories with the baby before and after birth, taking the baby home (if applicable), setting up hospice care (if applicable), facing the death of the baby, and follow-up support for as long as families desire it.
Our team consists of nurses, physicians, chaplains, bereaved parent volunteers, and other hospital staff who have a special interest and training in dealing with the unique and often complicated emotional, physical, social, cultural, religious, and spiritual issues with these types of losses. We offer a variety of services and there is no charge for our services:
We are available to anyone who has a need, regardless of whether or not you are/were a patient at Northside Hospital. If you would like to speak with someone on our team, please contact us - we would love to support you!