Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance

UNC Medical Center is hosting a two-day event for pregnancy and infant loss awareness month on Tuesday, October 16 and Wednesday, October 17, 2018. This event will feature several activities intended to remember loved ones, honor families who have experienced this loss, and educate practitioners and community members about pregnancy and infant loss.

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance click to enlarge Kiley Hanish

UNC Medical Center is hosting a two-day event for pregnancy and infant loss awareness month on Tuesday, October 16 and Wednesday, October 17, 2018.  This event will feature several activities intended to remember loved ones, honor families who have experienced this loss, and educate practitioners and community members about pregnancy and infant loss.

The Perinatal Loss Program Fund supports families who have experienced a loss during pregnancy or soon thereafter. If you are interested in making a contribution, please go to: http://go.unc.edu/PerinatalLossProgram or email , Director of Development – Women's Health, or call Jodie at 919-843-9898.

Featured speaker

The keynote speaker for the event is Dr. Kiley Hanish, a doctor of occupational therapy and founder of Return to Zero: H.O.P.E., an organization whose mission is to transform the culture of perinatal loss through awareness, education and support. Kiley and her husband, Sean, are creators of the Emmy-nominated film Return to Zero, which is based on their personal experience of their son Norbert, who was born still. Kiley is also an advocate for maternal mental health.

Remembrance events

October 16
Lunch and Learn with Dr. Kiley Hanish

UNC Hospital employees only, RSVP required
October 16 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the UNC Lineberger Cancer Hospital Starbucks
Lunch will be provided
Employees RSVP here 

Dr. Hanish's will present on "Grief Etiquette: Supporting Families through Pregnancy and Infant Loss."
Learning objectives – After this lecture, participants will be able to:
1. Review frequency and types of perinatal loss
2. Communicate a fatal diagnosis with compassion
3. Prepare parents for labor/delivery/procedure/death
4. Guide parents through the rituals associated with parenting their baby

Dedication of Jane's Room

Open to the public
October 16 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the North Carolina Botanical Garden
Light refreshments will be provided
RSVP is encouraged

Jane's Room Fundraiser and Private Auction
Invitation only
October 16 at 5:30 p.m. at a private residence

October 17
Jane's Room Ribbon Cutting and Breakfast

Invitation Only
October 17 at 8:30 a.m. at the N.C. Women's Hospital

Screening of Return to Zero, Q&A with director Dr. Kiley Hanish

Open to the public, tickets are required.
October 17 at 6 p.m. at the Varsity Theatre
Purchase tickets here