Any time is the right time to attend the Miscarriage, Infant Death, and Stillbirth (MIS) Support group.


We are still active during COVID-19:
We are pleased to continue offering an online version of our support group each month.

While the COVID-19 pandemic is pausing many aspects of life, some things unfortunately go on: every day, more parents experience a stillbirth, miscarriage, or infant loss. And for many of us, the grief we are already experience continues. What is already an isolating experience is exacerbated by social distancing.

In an effort to continue our mission of offering information, support, and comfort, we plan to continue an online version of what is typically our in-person support group. The meeting link will only be provided after registration, which means you'll need to register again each month to continue attending. This helps keep attendance private and secure.

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Worried about technology or unfamiliar with online meetings? Don't worry--when you sign up, we'll walk you through what you need to know; and we encourage logging in a few minutes early so that we can help you work out any kinks. The software is free.


About MIS Share

MIS Share (Miscarriage, Infant loss, and Stillbirth) is a parent-led support network founded in 1981 to offer information, support, and comfort to grieving parents who have experienced the death of their baby during pregnancy, or after birth.

We have a monthly support-group meeting in Falls Church, VA that offers a compassionate, comforting, and safe environment in which parents are free to share thoughts, feelings, and experiences with other parents who truly understand. From this mutual experience, at times, lifelong friendships are formed.

Any time is the right time to contact MIS—whether you just experienced a loss last week, 20 years ago, or are a loved one supporting a parent struggling with their loss.

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October is Perinatal Loss Month

Most of our area hospitals sponsor perinatal memorial services which are open to anyone. Both MedStar Washington and VHC are holding theirs on Oct 2nd. Fairfax's is later in the month, on the 23rd. View the calendar for details including whether you need to RSVP, because some are assigning times this year.

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Yes, 10% to 20% of known pregnancies end in miscarriage.

Some of our own MIS parents participated in a local CBS story aired on wUSA9, with Laura Geller:

Watch it here

Was something mentioned or shared during the last meeting?

Sometimes we discuss articles, events, or other resources. Here's where to find links to those items:

Meeting Mentions

Support links

Help for parents that have had a loss
Help for Friends and family members
Events calendar
Flyer for Doctors, other professionals
Donate to help our support network
Support for Parents during a subsequent pregnancy after loss