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By: Emily Carrington EPLA President and Founder
Whether you or a loved one is suffering early pregnancy loss, there is support out there. Emotional and spiritual support is incredibly important, but so is physical support of the difficult days and weeks following a miscarriage.
Unfortunately, many women and families are not prepared for the physical experience of having to deliver a miscarried baby. Here are some organizations that provide nationwide help with the physical needs of a miscarriage.
What to Expect During a Miscarriage:
Medical Kits for Home Miscarriage
Burial Aid Materials
Check with your local hospital, OBGYN, or midwife to see if miscarriage care kits are available. The items in these kits are often easily accessible.
Please note, EPLA wants to connect women and resources. Inclusion in this list does not imply an endorsement of or relationship with the organization. We simply hope you might find them helpful. If you are experiencing a miscarriage at home, we recommend that you maintain communication with your doctor or midwife.
In Hillsdale, Michigan where EPLA is located, we offer Miscarriage Care Kits in two sizes that provide items to meet both physical and emotional needs. Kits are available at the Hillsdale Hospital Birthing Center, Hillsdale Hospital Emergency Department, Alpha Omega, and the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency.
We encourage other miscarriage support groups around the country to replicate our kits in their own communities.
Emily Carrington is a freelance writer, wife, mother, and founder of the EPLA.