The Institute of Reproductive Grief Care Is Founded to Facilitate the Widespread Adoption of a Gold Standard of Care for those Impacted by Pregnancy and Reproductive Loss
SAN DIEGO (February 15, 2022) – Life Perspectives®, the global leader in education, research, expertise and support after reproductive loss including miscarriage and abortion, without religious or political affiliation, today announced the formation of the Institute of Reproductive Grief Care.
“Two million people are impacted by pregnancy and reproductive loss in the U.S. every year,” said Dr. Michaelene Fredenburg, President and CEO of the Institute of Reproductive Grief Care and Life Perspectives. “Culturally, we offer little support for them as they process their losses, and little education and support for staff within our healthcare system. The Institute of Reproductive Grief Care is here to change this.”
Located in San Diego, the national headquarters of Life Perspectives, the Institute of Reproductive Grief Care was built through a multi-year matching grant awarded to Life Perspectives specifically to create this facility. The new facility includes:
- A counseling center
- A research library
- Teaching rooms
- A recording studio
- A 300-seat auditorium with remote capabilities
- Visiting scholars’ space
- Office space for staff
“After 15 years of helping those impacted by pregnancy and reproductive loss, we are thrilled to create this Institute,” added Fredenburg. “The Institute of Reproductive Grief Care will accelerate the widespread adoption of a reproductive grief standard of care, bringing comfort and hope to millions who are suffering, often alone and in silence.”
The Institute of Reproductive Grief Care will formally open on March 17th, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony that launches two days of events, including tours, a memorial unveiling, an educational showcase and Life Perspectives’ “Research Reveals: Reunion” event, where reproductive loss experts offer insights into their latest research.
“The Institute of Reproductive Grief Care is groundbreaking,” added Fredenburg. “As an active hub for education, research, and healing of grief after reproductive loss, we are here to close research and practice gaps and to ease the pain of those struggling with pregnancy and reproductive loss.”
ABOUT LIFE PERSPECTIVES
Life Perspectives® is the global leader in education, research, expertise and support after reproductive loss including miscarriage and abortion, without religious or political affiliation. Life Perspectives provides education and resources to healthcare professionals including hospitals, medical professionals, therapists, social workers and pregnancy centers, as well as community and faith leaders.
Life Perspectives is nationally accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and by the State of California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) as a Continuing Education Provider. Life Perspectives is also approved by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs. Life Perspectives is at the forefront of creating impartial and impactful research to understand the way individuals process reproductive losses, and to establish global standards for offering compassionate care. Life Perspectives also offers a safe place for those seeking to process miscarriage and abortion at MiscarriageHurts.com® and AbortionChangesYou.com®. Life Perspectives is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. For more information visit LifePerspectives.com.
ABOUT THE INSTITUTE OF REPRODUCTIVE GRIEF CARE
Located in San Diego, the Institute of Reproductive Grief Care is an active campus where organizations and individuals come together for education, research, and healing of grief after reproductive loss, and to accelerate the widespread adoption of a standard of care for those impacted by reproductive loss. The new facility features a counseling center, research library, teaching rooms, recording studio, a 300-seat auditorium with remote capabilities and office space for visiting scholars and the team of this growing organization.