Improved Pregnancy Outcomes
Please call 240-777-3967 or 240-777-1289 to speak to program staff about a stillbirth or death of a baby.
No documents are required
Stillbirth or death of a baby
1. What resources are available for counseling or grief support after a stillbirth or death of a baby?
We have a listing of current bereavement support programs that are local or statewide as well as a list of internet resources that are updated annually.
2. How can I reduce the risk for the loss of a baby?
Plan and prepare for a healthy pregnancy by becoming healthy first. Do not smoke or drink alcohol, reach a healthy weight, take 400 mcg of folic acid every day, and seek treatment for medical conditions like diabetes, hypertension, etc.
3. Can I share my pregnancy loss experience with the Improved Pregnancy Outcome program?
Our staff appreciates hearing from any grieving parent who has recently lost a baby. Your experience will help us identify improvements needed in the health care system.
The Improved Pregnancy Outcomes Program has a new brochure with information about increasing your chances of having a healthy baby someday by becoming healthy and planning your pregnancies. Below is the PDF version of "My Reproductive Life Plan", which you may download and print.