When a Baby Dies: Supporting Families Through Perinatal Loss

Melissa Petersen, RNC, MS, WHNP-BC
Perinatal Bereavement Clinician
H.E.A.R.T.strings Perinatal Bereavement Office of Northside Hospital

The purpose of this activity is to enable the learner to demonstrate knowledge of the importance of quality perinatal loss care.


  • Develop an understanding of the importance of quality perinatal loss care
  • List the types of perinatal loss
  • Identify the components of quality bereavement care and follow-up
  • Appreciate the impact of nurses in compassionate bereavement care

1.5 Contact Hour
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ Mandatory for Physicians