Baptist Health Share Program for Pregnancy and Infant Loss

Share is the largest perinatal bereavement support group in the country. Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock sustains a local chapter, which holds two meetings monthly that are facilitated by our Share Coordinator and registered nurses who work in the Women’s and Children’s department. Pregnancy and infant loss is something that no family expects to experience and results in a unique grief experience. The support of others who have had similar experiences can often help with coping and processing the loss. We encourage anyone who has experienced pregnancy or infant loss to join us for a support group and talk with others who can relate.

A wife who loses a husband is called a widow.
A husband who loses a wife is called a widower.
A child who loses his parents is called an orphan.
There is no word for a parent who loses a child.
That’s how awful the loss is.
Jay Neugeboren
An Orphan's Tale - 1976

Groups to Join

Our Share support group meets on the 4th Thursday of each month at 7:30p.m. in the Hickingbotham outpatient building which faces Kanis Road. Meetings are held in the second floor classroom to the right when you exit the elevators. This group is appropriate for anyone who has experienced pregnancy or infant loss. Adults only please.

Our Pregnancy After Loss support group meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:30p.m. in the Hickingbotham outpatient building which faces Kanis Road. Meetings are held in the second floor classroom to the right when you exit the elevators. This group is appropriate for anyone who is currently pregnant, considering pregnancy, or just wants to discuss pregnancy after a loss. It is very common to attend this group before pregnancy. Adults only please.

Meetings are free and open to those who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth, ectopic pregnancy, or neonatal death. It is not required to have delivered your baby at Baptist Health. Dates may be different during the holiday months of November and December. Please contact us or check the calendar for details.

Contact us for information or to be added to our mailing list:

Melissa Odom, BSN, RNC-OB
Share Coordinator
melissa.odom@baptist-health.org
501-202-4769
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Calendar of Events

Event Date(s)
Pregnancy After Loss Support Group
January through November
2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:30pm

December
3rd Tuesday of the month (December 20) at 7:30pm
Share Support Group
January through October
4th Thursday of the month at 7:30pm

November & December
3rd Thursday of the month (November 17 & December 15) at 7:30pm
International Bereaved Mother’s Day (info)
May 1, 2022
International Bereaved Father’s Day (info)
August 28, 2022
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day/Wave of Light
October 15, 2022
Annual Ceramic Painting Event
November 19, 2022 at 4:30pm

Mental Health Resources

UAMS Women’s Mental Health Program
(Little Rock)
No prior referral needed
501-526-8201


Behavioral Health Services
(Little Rock)
No prior referral needed
501-945-8838


The Rice Clinic-Christian based care
(Little Rock)
Not a medicaid provider
501-225-0576


Arkansas Psychiatric Clinic
(Little Rock)
501-448-0060


Carrie Calhoon, LCSW
(Little Rock)
501-456-4796


Chenal Family Therapy PLC
(Little Rock, North Little Rock, Conway, and Bryant)
501-781-2230


Lakewood Behavioral Health Associates
(North Little Rock)
501-753-1616


Little Rock Community Mental Health Center
501-686-9300


Napa Valley Counseling
(Little Rock)
501-224-0318


Counseling Clinic, Inc.
(Benton)
501-315-4224


Living Hope, SE
(Little Rock)
501-663-5473


Psychiatric Associates
(Little Rock)
501-228-7400


Riverstone Wellness Center
(Little Rock)
501-777-3200


Counseling Associates, Inc.
(Conway, Morrilton, Clarksville, and Russellville)
501-336-8300

Families, Inc.
(Jonesboro, Paragould, Pocahontas, Osceola, Truman, Walnut Ridge, Ash Flat, and Mountain Home)
870-933-6886

Ozark Guidance Center
(Springdale, Bentonville, Berryville, Huntsville, and Siloam Springs)
479-750-2020


Chenal Family Therapy PLC
(Bentonville)
479-595-0333

Southeast Arkansas Behavioral Health
(Pinebluff, Star City, Sheridan, and Stuttgart)
870-534-1834


Chenal Family Therapy PLC
(Whitehall)
501-781-2230

Southwest Arkansas Counseling and Mental Health Center
(Texarkana, DeQueen, Hope, and Nashville)

870-773-4655


Chenal Family Therapy PLC
(Hot Springs)
501-781-2230

Mid-South Health Systems
(Helena, Forrest City, West Memphis, Marianna, and Wynne)
870-338-3900

Western Arkansas Counseling and Guidance
(Ft. Smith, Mena, Booneville, Van Buren, Ozard, Waldron, and Paris)

479-452-6650

Faced with a Life Limiting Diagnosis?

Contact Melissa Odom to develop a birth plan and prepare for your baby’s birth if you plan to deliver at Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock.

Melissa Odom, BSN, RNC-OB
Share Coordinator
melissa.odom@baptist-health.org
501-202-4769