Area support groups

Our Regularly scheduled MIS Support Group Meeting

We offer information, support, and comfort to grieving parents who have experienced the death of their baby during pregnancy, or after birth. Our meetings is always the 2nd Thursday of every month, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

-The next meeting is at 7:30pm.

Here's details about Attending

Other uniquely individualized Support Group Meetings

S.P.A.L. Subsequent Pregnancy After Loss group

For those parents who are considering or having a subsequent pregnancy after a loss. It's similar to the MIS meeting, but catering to the unique fears, needs, and concerns of parents who are dealing with subsequent pregnancy after experiencing a loss.

Contact Carolyn to verify meeting time and place. The location changes to meet the needs of attendees.

Contact: Carolyn Mara (703) 629-4529

Support group meets monthly. Meeting location: TBD, from 7 to 9 pm.

The Northern Virginia MISS Foundation

(Mothers In Sympathy and Support)

If you have lost a child through pregnancy loss, miscarriage or infant loss, then the Northern Virginia MISS Foundation may be a valuable source of support for you.

They have a Fairfax and a Loudoun chapter that meets monthly but on differnt schedules, which can be seen on their webiste.


The Capitol MISS Foundation support group

They offer monthly support group meetings to mothers and fathers experiencing the loss of a child to miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant/child death.

On Capitol Hill, in D.C., the group meets monthly on the second Tuesday of each month.


Surrogacy Support for Intended Parents

SSIP is a separate support group for parents who are using surrogacy to create their family after a loss of a child(ren) or after the loss of fertility, making it impossible to carry a child on their own. SSIP is geared to support parents for the unique set of circumstances around using a surrogate or Gestational Carrier, including grief for the loss of pregnancy, fears, challenges, ethical concerns, and planning for the future.

The group meets monthly. Contact Claire Talebian to verify meeting time and place. The location changes to meet the needs of attendees


Perinatal Loss Parent Support Meeting

Group meets monthly, on the 4th Thursday of the month. 7-9 pm.

Mary Washington Hospital Center
1001 Sam Perry Blvd.
Fredericksburg, VA
1 West Conference Room
(Main Entrance of hospital, take immediate LEFT)

Contact Tammara Ruiz Ziegler


SIDS & Infant Death Support Group

This monthly support group is for parents and adult family members and friends of babies who've died of SIDS or infant death, including miscarriage, stillbirth, and NICU death. Serving Virginia, the MD suburbs, Prince George's County, southern MD and Wash DC, this group is sponsored by the University of Maryland Center for Infant and Child Loss.

Chesapeake Life Center of the Hospice of the Chesapeake
9500 Arena Drive, Suite 250
Largo, MD 20774
(just off the Wash DC beltway at the Arena Drive exit)

Group meets monthly, one the 1st Tuesday of each month. 7-9 pm. -call if you're late and need to be let into the building. You can also call the suite number from the building phone outside the door.

Joani Horchler, Facilitator - cell: 301-802-7445