A remembrance service for parents who lost a baby, is to be held for the first time at University Hospital Kerry next week.
It’s hoped that parents bereaved through miscarriage, eptopic pregnancy, feotal anomaly, stillbirth or neonatal death, will attend.
Carrie Dillon is a midwife specialising in bereavement at the hospital’s maternity unit.
She says while a remembrance is held annually for those who died at UHK during the year, this service is geared specifically at anyone who lost a baby.
It’ll be held at the Hospital Chapel of Christ the Healer on Thursday, October 17th at 7pm.
Tara Kavanagh, a chaplain with the hospital’s pastoral department, says the loss of a baby or pregnancy is a unique type of grief: