Reproductive Grief Care

An invitation to heal in a safe and compassionate environment.

Always free, always confidential.

Shared sorrow is an endurable sorrow. We were never meant to suffer alone; we are meant to comfort and encourage one another.
– Bob Kellemen

 You are not alone.

Reproductive loss surrounds us. Unfortunately, we live in a culture that is uncomfortable with grief, especially the loss of the unborn, leaving those suffering feeling isolated and alone.

We identify reproductive loss to include, but not limited to, miscarriage, stillbirth, infertility, hysterectomy, adoption placement or failed adoption plan, unwanted childlessness and abortion. Regardless of the type of reproductive loss, when life doesn’t go as anticipated, these losses often occur with trauma and can lead to complicated grief.

At Sierra Pregnancy + Health we recognize reproductive loss can have a significant effect on men, women, family members and loved ones. We want to change the culture of disenfranchised grief and offer a safe place for those grieving to find hope and healing.

We offer faith-based and secular support through individual or group meetings and for those not in the greater Sacramento area, we provide remote support through confidential video conferencing.

If you or someone you know is hurting from a reproductive loss, please contact us for more information on how we can come alongside and offer care and support.

Tanya Flores

Director of Reproductive Grief Care + Education

My role at Sierra Pregnancy + Health is bring a safe place to our community to process grief. I, along with our Reproductive Grief Care Advocates have experienced our own reproductive losses. Through our own healing, we offer emotional support and long-lasting hope with patience, compassion and mercy. We acknowledge every journey is unique and every person experiences grief on their own timeline. With no agenda, or expectation, we offer a confidential place for women and couples to grieve their losses, find enduring connections and look forward to their future.

If you are experiencing grief from a reproductive loss, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We can help individuals, family members and loved ones. It doesn’t matter if your loss was recent or decades ago. Explore the choice to heal. We hope your healing starts here.

This [Reproductive Grief Care] program saved me. Due to my situation, I needed help fast. I was a mess. Tanya always reiterated her availability to me, letting me know I could contact her anytime. She strongly supported me with kindness, empathy, knowledge, and a genuine, caring heart. I had no idea something like this program existed. I suspect if more people knew about it, there would be a line out the door. It is heartbreaking to know there are countless individuals walking around who feel broken, lost, depressed, and immeasurable sadness because they are unable to deal with their losses and grief. I can only hope they find a way to you.

Reproductive Loss Client

I am thankful for SPH because its faith-based ministry, free services when I had no income, the support of Tanya through counseling, shared experience and prayers, it has all helped me stay alive, given me hope and healing and with her support in the most desperate and crisis times, helped me to keep my baby alive.  I called for help, she answered, made time to genuinely care, offered the truth of her own experiences to help me see with a new understanding and encouraged my faith.  I know how blessed I am that I was somehow referred to SPH and now my baby is here, and she is beautiful!  I am so thankful.
Reproductive Loss Client - After Abortion Care and Unexpected Pregnancy

Ways we can help.

One on one/couple support

We offer individual support sessions for anyone hurting with a reproductive loss. We also invite partners to attend sessions since all can benefit from sharing and learning of healing resources. For more information or to schedule a pre-lesson, email us or use the form below to send an inquiry.

Group Care

We offer after abortion care groups throughout the year. We recognize some may feel more comfortable meeting in a group environment. The sessions are 90 minutes long and we meet weekly for nine weeks. For the next after abortion care group meeting time, please visit our Events + Classes calendar.

Remote - Video Conferencing Care

For those who cannot meet during our clinic hours or live outside our local area, we offer video conferencing support. We use thera-LINK, a HIPAA-compliant counseling platform for the utmost security and privacy. For more information, please email or use the form below to contact us.

For Immediate Support

If you are not ready to contact a reproductive grief care advocate, please visit our partner websites to walk through the tasks of grieving, read stories of others experiencing grief and learn healthy coping. We recommend abortionchangesyou.com or miscarriagehurts.com.

Be an Invitation to Heal

Many of us know someone who has experienced a reproductive loss. Its common to be at a loss for the right words to say or wonder how best to support your loved one with good resources and referrals.

We can help you be a safe place. Throughout the year we offer Life Perspectives’ Reproductive Grief Care Training to all who want to learn how to support those suffering from reproductive loss.

This training will:

  • Broaden your understanding of grief and loss after miscarriage and abortion
  • Provide you with essential knowledge and empathetic listening skills
  • Help you explore how to be a safe place for hurting men and women, and provide healing resources to support those in your community

What participants had to say after attending:

“Very impressed with your breadth of knowledge, empathy and understanding. Excellent workbook!” 
– Project Rachel Coordinator

“Great general information to get started. Helped me tremendously on dealing with grief of all kinds.” 
– High School Small Group Leader

“It not only helped me with my own grief but gave me great resources and helped in my role as an advocate.”
– Pregnancy Clinic Advocate

“I am leaving with a better understanding as to how to help those around me during their crisis situation.”
– Volunteer

“Grief is not a disorder, a disease or a sign of weakness. It is an emotional, physical and spiritual necessity, the price you pay for love. The only cure for grief is to grieve.”
Dr. Earl Grollman

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