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Austin Area Support Groups As Of May 2009

Pregnancy Loss Support Group of Austin

A support group for those who have suffered an infant's death through miscarriage, stillbirth, or newborn death meets on the 1st. Sunday of each month from 2:00–4:00 PM. Led by Pat Evilsizer, RN. Location: Auditorium, South Austin Medical Center, 901 W. Ben White Blvd.
Phone: (512) 282-4123 (Pat or Betsy)

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Group

A support group for parents grieving the loss of a child through miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn death. This is a closed 6-week group which meets weekly at Ronald McDonald House. Call to sign up. Led by Worth Kilcrease. Free of charge. Location: 1315 Barbara Jordan Blvd. (off 51st and Cameron Rd.)
Phone: (512) 658-2674

For the Love of Christi

Meetings are for anyone who has lost a loved one regardless of circumstances. A non-profit, non-denominational organization. Library is available. Meetings each Monday from 7:00–9:00 P.M. and Wednesdays from 11:00 AM–1:00 PM
Office hours: 9:00 A.M–5:00 P.M.
Location: 2306 Hancock Drive
Phone: (512) 467-2600 (Susan Cox)
Website: www.forlovechristi.org

SIDS Support

Meetings are held the fourth Thursday of each month in classroom #3, located on the 1st floor behind the gift shop at Round Rock Medical Center from 7-8:30 PM
Austin Area SIDS Chapter (staffed by volunteers) 244-1356
Location: Round Rock Medical Center, 2400 Round Rock Ave.
Kelly Boyd, Psy.D.
Rev. Amy Donohue-Adams, M.DIV., Board Certified Chaplain
Ingrid Rodriguez, RN. Labor and Delivery Supervisor
Phone: (512)341-6493

Austin Area SIDS Chapter (staffed by volunteers) 244-1356
SIDS Alliance 1-800-221-SIDS
American SIDS Institute 1-800-232-SIDS

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Group in Round Rock

Meetings are held the third Thursday of each month in classroom #3 located on the 1st floor behind the gift shop at Round Rock Medical Center from 7 PM-8:30 PM. Call for information.
Location: Round Medical Center, 2400 Round Rock Ave.

Pregnancy Loss/Infant Death
First and Third Thursday

Subsequent Pregnancy after loss
Second Thursday

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
Fourth Sunday

Group Leaders:
Kelly Boyd, Psy.D.
Rev. Amy Donohue-Adams, M.DIV., Board Certified Chaplain
Ingrid Rodriguez, RN. Labor and Delivery Supervisor
Phone: (512)341-6493

My Healing Place

Grief support for people of all ages. Children 5-18 will have separate age-appropriate counseling. Meetings are held in the First United Methodist Church in the Family Life Center. The church is located at 13th and Lavaca. Registration and orientation to the program are required. Registration forms are online at www.myhealingplace.org. The sessions are free.

Private Therapists who specialize in pregnancy and infant loss
Worth Kilcrease (512) 658-2674
Dr. Kelly Boyd (512) 733-5224
Kathie Young (512) 589-6989

Websites related to pregnancy and infant loss
www.modimes.org-resource
Information concerning loss, grief, and miscarriage. The organization also has a bereavement kit that will be sent to parents at their request (Enter "loss" or "miscarriage" in the search option for quicker results)
http://nationalshareoffice.com

http://www.kilcrease.com

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