I often get asked about the free monthly miscarriage support group so I thought I would take the opportunity to share a little Q & A about what you can expect if you are thinking about attending.
When and where does the group meet?
The group meets the first Thursday of every month from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. at 720 Hill Street.
Why do I need to register and how do I register?
I do ask that everyone registers in advance. This lets me know how many I can expect so that we will have enough people to make a group. I know how hard it can be to get the courage to come in for a group and if we do not have more than one participant than we cannot hold a group that month. I also ask that you register so that I can send you a few questions to make sure that the group would be a good fit for you. You can register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 608.239.4807.
What is the purpose of the group?
The purpose of the group is to find support and connect with others that have been through a miscarriage.
What can I expect at the group?
You can expect a relaxed atmosphere and an inviting space. I usually start the discussion with a few reminders, an introduction and sometimes a quote or intention. I invite everyone to talk when they are ready to. It is not a requirement that you participate but I find that most people are ready to share when they come. I keep the group small so that is not overwhelming. You may not be in the exact same place as others but more than likely you will find that you have some things in common with the other participants. If the group happens to fall near a holiday or a due date we often discuss these and ideas on how to cope.
Is the group religion based?
No. Everyone is welcome. Everyone is also welcome to share their beliefs as it pertains to their loss. We respect that people have different beliefs.
How much does the group cost?
Nothing! This group is free of charge. I want everyone to be able to access it.
Who is appropriate for this group?
Anyone who has had a loss before the 20th week of pregnancy.
Can my partner come?
Yes partners are welcome.