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Institute of Reproductive Grief Care

The global authority on reproductive grief care research and education.

aka Life Perspectives   |   San Diego, CA   |  www.ReproductiveGrief.org

Mission

The Institute of Reproductive Grief Care educates and equips healthcare professionals and community leaders to help those impacted by reproductive loss. It is at the forefront of conducting and promoting research to better understand grief reactions related to reproductive loss and to establish gold standards for compassionate care. It provides resources for those touched by such loss, based on proven grief care modalities, with interactive websites and other healing resources.

Ruling year info

2003

President and CEO

Dr. Michaelene Fredenburg

Main address

PO Box 600533

San Diego, CA 92160 USA

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EIN

33-0884706

NTEE code info

Unknown (Z99)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

REPRODUCTIVE LOSS IMPACTS EVERYONE • 1 out of 4 pregnancies ends in miscarriage • 1 out of 4 women have an abortion by the age of 45 • 2 million couples face reproductive loss each year • Everyone knows someone who has experienced reproductive loss ZERO STANDARD OF GRIEF CARE FOR REPRODUCTIVE LOSS • There is no evidence-based, unified protocol to help caregivers • Nurses, doctors, mental wellness experts, and community and faith based organizations rarely receive training in reproductive loss grief care • Those experiencing loss feel isolated and invisible as the issue is overlooked and misunderstood The result? 2 MILLION PEOPLE EACH YEAR, SILENCED AND ALONE

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Reproductive Grief Care Education

Online - Webinar. Fee as of 2020: $10

One in four pregnancies ends in miscarriage and one in four women in the US will have an abortion by the age of 45. Although these losses occur very differently, the grief experience is similar and affects men, women, family members and friends.

Our unique Reproductive Grief Care Training for health care professionals, pregnancy centers and clinics, universities and social service agencies, can bring hope and healing to hurting people who may be suffering alone.

Educational Goals & Objectives:

Broaden your understanding of grief and loss after miscarriage and abortion
Provide you with essential knowledge and empathetic listening skills
Help you explore how to be a safe place for hurting men and women, and provide healing resources to support those in your community.

Population(s) Served

"Research Reveals" is our guest lecture series that brings to light compelling and objective research on important issues surrounding pregnancy losses like miscarriage, abortion and other reproductive losses. Each live webinar provides direct access to researchers to discuss new and groundbreaking research.

- Research Reveals lectures are vital for health care providers and other caregivers who work with people who have experienced pregnancy loss. It offers the critical insights needed to understand patient thoughts and feelings after loss, in order to provide optimal care.
- Life Perspectives is at the forefront of creating impartial and impactful research to understand the way individuals process reproductive losses, and to establish global standards for offering compassionate care.

Population(s) Served

Many nurses interact daily with people who have experienced reproductive loss. What do they say to these patients? The right – or wrong – words could impact a reproductive loss experience for decades.

In the medical community, there is zero standard of grief care for reproductive loss. And there isn't a widely recognized evidence-based, unified protocol to help healthcare providers offer quality care to patients experiencing reproductive loss.”

We remedy s this by educating healthcare providers through this course. It educates nurses and other medical providers to help patients actualize the loss, validate the grief, and begin to cope with those experiences.

This live webinar course is $15 as of 2022.

Population(s) Served
Researchers
Emergency responders
Researchers
Emergency responders
Researchers
Emergency responders

Transforming Reproductive Grief Care in the Emergency Department

1 million parents will experience a miscarriage in the U.S. each year. Over half will seek help from Emergency Department staff who have not been adequately trained to address the emotional and grief aspects of these losses.

Our Emergency Department Program transforms grief care in Emergency Departments and offers in-depth training for clinical nurse specialists and others.

For more information, and to see these videos, go to https://reproductivegrief.org/emergency-department-program/.
- Dr. Ben Carson, famed pediatric neurosurgeon and Presidential Cabinet member, speak of the critical need for reproductive grief care education for ED staff.
- "How does a lack of education on the emotional and grief aspects of pregnancy loss affect patients and ED staff? One nurse’s story."

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Number of website sessions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Families, Parents

Related Program

Reproductive Grief Care Education

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In 2003, we had more than 600,000 cumulative visits to our healing websites: MiscarriageHurts.org, YourAbortionExperience.org and ReproductiveGrief.org.

Number of healthcare professionals educated on best practices for patient grief management after or during reproductive loss.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Reproductive Grief Care Education

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In the last 3 years alone, 9,000 healthcare professionals have been educated on best practices for patient grief management after reproductive loss.

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

• Life Perspectives brings kindness without judgement into the world of reproductive loss.
• Life Perspectives is changing the way that people look at reproductive loss and heal from it.
• Life Perspectives is at the forefront of assuring that those who grieve from reproductive loss are heard and understood.
• Life Perspectives offers caregivers the training they want and need to help those impacted by reproductive loss.

Life Perspectives is changing lives through our Three Pillars of Service

I. GRIEF CARE AND EDUCATION
Life Perspectives provides healing and solace through our Gold Standard of Reproductive Grief Care.
We train caregivers, including nurses, doctors, mental wellness experts, and community and faith based organizations to:
• Understand how to provide the best compassionate care to those impacted by reproductive loss.
• Break the silence of an “invisible loss”
• Learn how to apply evidenced-based models for conceptualizing grief
Life Perspectives is approved by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the National Association of Social Workers, as well as by the California Board of Registered Nurses and the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to provide continuing education.

II. DATA COLLECTION AND RESEARCH
Life Perspectives is at the forefront of creating impartial and impactful research to understand the way individuals process reproductive losses, and to establish global standards for offering compassionate care.
It is critical that unbiased research is conducted to help us understand those impacted by reproductive loss, in order to provide solace and healing for those grieving.

III. HEALING RESOURCES
In addition to helping caregivers, Life Perspectives also provides tools and resources for those directly impacted by reproductive loss. The highlight of these resources are our two websites: MiscarriageHurts.com and AbortionChangesYou.com.

Life Perspectives is approved to provide continuing education nationally by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the National Association of Social Workers, as well as by the California Board of Registered Nurses, the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.

Life Perspectives is at the forefront of creating impartial and impactful research to understand the way individuals process reproductive losses, and to establish global standards for offering compassionate care.

Life Perspectives also offers a safe place, without religious or political affiliation, for those impacted by miscarriage and abortion at MiscarriageHurts.com® and AbortionChangesYou.com®.

Life Perspectives is making a difference!

- 5,000 professionals trained to offer grief care, including nurses, doctors, mental wellness experts, and community and faith based organizations.
- 135,000 healing resources distributed
- 500,000 visits to our healing websites

2021 Metrics
Life Perspectives is expanding our impact
- 25% increase in healthcare professionals trained to offer grief care, including nurses, doctors, mental wellness experts, and staff from community and faith-based organizations (2020/2021)
- 25% increase in healing resources shared (2020/2021)
- 550,000 visits to our healing websites.

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Institute of Reproductive Grief Care

Board of directors
as of 01/03/2024
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Board chair

Ben Montoya

Organizational demographics

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