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posted: 5/5/2014 4:45 PM

Bereavement program over babies to begin

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Submitted by Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice

Footprints, a bereavement program for parents and adult family members who are coping with a miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or newborn death, is being presented by Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice.

The program begins at 6:30 p.m. Mondays, May 12 to June 23, at the hospice, 200 Whitfield Drive, Geneva. There is no cost to attend the program, but registration is required in advance. Spanish interpreters are available.

During the six-week program, participants will come to understand that grief is a normal, natural process and will learn the differences between how men and women grieve from a couple who lost their baby several years ago. Participants also will learn how to identify a support system to assist them in meeting their needs at this difficult time. Managing special dates and holidays will be discussed and participants will engage in discussion about considering pregnancy after loss and how they know when they are ready to move on. Time will be provided to address individual needs.

For information, or to register for Footprints, call (630) 232-2233 or email

All programs and services of Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice, a nonprofit organization supporting those with life-threatening illness and the bereaved, are offered free to residents of Kane and Kendall counties, and parts of DuPage, Cook, and McHenry counties. Spanish interpretation is available for all programs. For more information on the agency, visit