A miscarriage (early pregnancy loss) is a naturally occurring, unexpected loss of pregnancy before the 20th week of pregnancy. Most miscarriages happen very early in the pregnancy, often before a woman even knows she is pregnant. There are many different causes, most of which cannot be prevented. Emotionally you may find yourself dealing with the feelings of sadness and grief. Please know our providers are available to speak with you regarding any physical or emotional concerns you may have. Pastoral care services are offered at all of our hospital locations as well. Counseling may help you cope with your grief. Later, if you do decide to try again, work closely with your health care provider to lower the risks. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. May you find grace and strength for your healing and recovery.
Infant Committal Ceremony
Due to the community spread of COVID19 in Omaha, the infant committal ceremony scheduled in April 2020 was cancelled. With the continued presence of COVID19 in Nebraska, we will not hold a large in-person committal service at this time in the interest of our patients’ safety and the health of our community. With the help of Heafey Hoffmann Dworak Cutler Mortuary and St. Mary Magdalene Cemetery, CHI Health will hold a virtual, live cast infant committal ceremony at St. Mary Magdalene cemetery at 9:00 a..m. on Friday, July 10, 2020. A small group of representatives from CHI Health Pastoral Services and the Women’s Service line will help lead the committal service at the cemetery. Families with perinatal losses from November 1, 2019 to April 30, 2020 will receive a letter notifying them of the July 10, 2020 committal ceremony along with a program for the service. This program will also be available to download. The live cast is being recorded so families may go back and view it later if unable to view it live. After the service, families are able to visit the site during normal cemetery hours (8 a.m. -8 p.m. March – October and 8 a.m. -5 p.m. November – February). The burial site is the infant community crypt near the memorial paver garden at St. Mary Magdalene Cemetery.
View the live cast virtual ceremony at 9 a.m. on Friday, July 10, 2020.
Open Arms Infant Bereavement Support Group
Our support group meets monthly and is for families who have experienced the loss of a baby during pregnancy, at birth or shortly after birth.
The group meets on Wednesday evenings from 7 - 8 p.m. during every month except January, May and September.
Location: West Hills Church - Lower Level Library, 3015 South 82nd Avenue, Omaha, NE 68124
Park on the north side of the church and use the north entrance on Spring Street. The library is on the lower level at the bottom of the steps to the left once inside the church.
There is no fee to attend this group. Call Cassie at (402) 669-7581 if you would like more information.