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 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.
National Suicide Hotline
Call or Text 988
National Maternal Mental Health Hotline
Postpartum Support International
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:
Ways to Give Back
Donations: Did you or a friend/family member receive care from the Share Program at Baptist Health? This program provides all of the mementos, nurse training, follow up, and available support groups. Would you like to donate to help families experiencing infant loss? Donate to the Baptist Health Little Rock Share Program through the Baptist Health Foundation.
Daisy Award: Do you feel your nurse provided exceptional care? You can choose to nominate them for a Daisy Award.
Willow Award: Did your nurse provide exceptional end of life care for your baby with a life limiting diagnosis? Nominate them for the Willow Award here.
Calendar of Events
Pregnancy After Loss Support Group
January through December
2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:30pm
Share Support Group
January through October
4th Thursday of the month at 7:30pm
November 30 (5th Thursday) at 7:30pm
December 21 (3rd Thursday) at 7:30pm
International Bereaved Mother’s Day (info)
May 7, 2023
International Bereaved Parent's Day (info)
July 3, 2023
International Bereaved Father’s Day (info)
August 28, 2023
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day/Wave of Light (info)
October 15, 2023
Annual Ceramic Painting Event
November 11, 2023 at 4:30pm
Mental Health Resources
UAMS Women’s Mental Health Program
No prior referral needed
Behavioral Health Services
No prior referral needed
The Rice Clinic-Christian based care
Not a medicaid provider
Arkansas Psychiatric Clinic
Carrie Calhoon, LCSW
Chenal Family Therapy PLC
(Little Rock, North Little Rock, Conway, and Bryant)
Lakewood Behavioral Health Associates
(North Little Rock)
Little Rock Community Mental Health Center
Napa Valley Counseling
Counseling Clinic, Inc.
Living Hope, SE
Riverstone Wellness Center
Counseling Associates, Inc.
(Conway, Morrilton, Clarksville, and Russellville)
(Jonesboro, Paragould, Pocahontas, Osceola, Truman, Walnut Ridge, Ash Flat, and Mountain Home)
Mid-South Health Systems
(Helena, Forrest City, West Memphis, Marianna, and Wynne)