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By: Emily Carrington EPLA Founder
Last fall, EPLA started providing miscarriage care kits at no cost in Hillsdale, Michigan, for anyone who needs one.
Since releasing our kits, we have had many inquiries about what we include. Whether you live in our area and need a kit for yourself or a friend, or you want to copy our idea to provide these kits in your area, we thought this information would be helpful. The makeup of the kits is flexible, but this is the core of what we provide.
Home miscarriage care kit: (Large Kit)
These are intended for a woman working with her doctor and planning to miscarry the remains of her little one at home. This kit would be most likely used in a “missed miscarriage” situation where she knows the baby has died but is waiting to start the miscarriage process.
Comfort care package
Post miscarriage kit (Small Kit)
This kit is intended for a woman who has already passed the remains of her little one either naturally or following a D&C procedure. The small kit includes the following items:
Locally, both large and small kits are available to anyone who needs one. You or a support person can pick one up at any of the following locations:
The small kit is also distributed to parents experiencing a miscarriage in the Hillsdale Hospital Emergency Department.
If you are interested in creating your own kit we encourage you to take some ideas from us! You can also check out our Amazon Wishlist for more specifics!
We have provided these kits by a grant from the Hillsdale County Community Foundation and from the generous donations of our supporters.
Emily Carrington is the founder of the EPLA and mother to four children.