To provide families who have experienced the death of a baby from conception to one year of age with validation, encouragement and support as well as grief related education. This is done through a variety of programs designed to help the families grieve, mourn and begin to reconcile themselves to the death of their baby as well as cope with the emotions of a subsequent pregnancy.
Heartstrings Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) public charity organization with the Tax ID #76-0777216.
Heartstrings Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support was born out of the personal loss of twin infants by a Greensboro, N.C., resident in the spring of 2004. As she struggled through the days and months that followed, she became determined that no one should have to face the loss of their baby alone. With the encouragement of Kids Path® in Greensboro and several other area agencies and bereaved parents, Heartstrings Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support was formed.
The Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Group was the first program offered by the organization. The first 12-week group cycle started in March, 2005. Today, Heartstrings offers three group cycles annually in Guilford County, two group cycles annually in Forsyth County and two group cycles annually in Rockingham County.
Connections was added in November, 2005 to bring together bereaved parents who have experienced similar losses for one-to-one support and encouragement. Today, Heartstrings has more than 60 trained support parents who provide support to families throughout the United States.
The need for subsequent pregnancy support soon became evident as families went through emotional pregnancies following their loss. Heartstrings added a Subsequent Pregnancy Program in October, 2006, which offers one-to-one support for those who are pregnant again.
We would like to be there for you during this difficult time in whatever way we can. Please call (336) 335-9931 to find out more about our programs as well as other community resources that you may find helpful.