Monthly Group Sessions:

  • Loss Group:
    This support group is for women who have sustained a loss during the course of their pregnancy. Whether it be premature labor, loss of heart tones in any trimester, a stillbirth, or any other precipitating event – all women are welcome to attend. The goal of the group is to provide support, understanding, and direction during a difficult and trying time. The group is intended to provide a sense of community for individuals to process their grief and loss, and to help women as they move through their pain and embark on a new pregnancy following their loss. The ultimate goal is for this event not to be a defining moment, but a point on their individual journeys toward motherhood. This group is for women only. Our next Loss Group meets on February 23 at 6pm. To register, call us at 312-854-0061.
  • Termination Group:
    This group is for women who have needed to end a pregnancy due to a poor medical diagnosis for their unborn child. It could be anything from Down Syndrome to poor brain and heart development or other issues. This group deals with the disappointment of loss and the guilt associated with these painful and merciful decisions. The purposes of this group are to help women share their pain in a non-judgmental environment, learn ways to discover painful diagnoses earlier on in pregnancy, and benefit from resources offering ongoing support and understanding in a future pregnancy. The goal is always to help these women become pregnant again and have a successful outcome. Our next Termination Group meets on Monday,
  • Postpartum Depression/Anxiety Group:
    Becoming a mom for the first time or even the third time can be hard. A woman can feel anxious, overwhelmed, isolated and alone. This group is intended for mothers with new babies or mothers who have suffered with these feelings for months without knowing where to go for help. The goal is to help foster connections and make the road of motherhood feel less lonely and frightening. Education on signs and symptoms as well as treatment options are discussed in a non-threatening, safe environment.

All support sessions are conducted in small groups. Please call 312-854-0061 to learn more and register.

Upcoming Events:

  • An early childhood expert to discuss appropriate development play and toys.
  • A pediatrician to discuss how to choose a pediatrician.
  • Survivor stories: People who have suffered loss and fertility issues and went on to become parents.
  • Surrogacy and adoption experts discussing the how-to’s…
  • Personal trainer who works with women before, during, and after pregnancy.
  • OBs discussing pregnancy and realistic expectations.

Past Events:

  • Is There a Happy Ever After?
    Colleen Daugherty shared her story of pregnancy after loss, and what it looks like to come out on the other side. Dr. Javier Fajardo, OB-Gyn, also discussed caring for the patient on this journey of resilience, strength and hope.
  • Aviva Cohen and Erin Kuhn-Krueger spoke at the Compassionate Friends 37th annual conference and workshop:
    Compassionate Friends is an organization that was created in order to provide support, education, and community for parents who have lost children. On Friday, July 11, 2014, Aviva and Erin spoke at the 37th annual conference held at the Hyatt Regency in Rosemont, Illinois. The workshop was dedicated to the subject of pregnancy after a loss, and the grief process that continues years after a loss. Aviva spoke alongside Erin who shared her loss journey, her current pregnancy already in the third trimester, and the positive impact therapy,  The Blossom Method, and connecting with others in the loss community had on her. It was an opportunity to provide hope and understanding to the participants. The session went overtime as audience members had much to share and many questions they wished to be addressed. It was an incredible honor to be asked to participate in the conference, and was an extremely gratifying and heartwarming experience.