Bereavement & Loss Services at CUMH
The aim of this service is to provide an opportunity to discuss any concerns a couple may have following pregnancy loss. All women attending Cork University Maternity Hospital, who experience pregnancy loss, are welcome to make contact with any of the professionals listed below.
Bereavement & Loss Midwives:
Niamh Howard Jones +353 (0)87 - 9052710
Orla O’ Connell +353 (0)87 - 9052739
Hospital Chaplain, Rev Daniel Nuzum +353 (0)86 7872270
Maternity Social Work Service:
+353 (0)21 - 4920758
Miscarriage Association of Ireland (MAI):
The MAI provides support and information to couples following Miscarriage.
Address: Carmichael House, 4 North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7
Helpline: 01 - 8735702
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Website
A valuable resource for parents who experience pregnancy loss or perinatal death, the website provides accurate and accessible information on a sensitive and often stigmatised subject, shares the latest research into the causes of baby loss, promotes emotional well-being, and offers details on how to access the appropriate support services.
A Little Lifetime Foundation
A Little Lifetime Foundation (formerly Isands), providing information and support to bereaved parents and families since 1983. Working with Health Care Professionals and Others to develop good practices in the area of Infant death. A Little Lifetime Foundation is a registered charity with support and services provided by volunteers.
Féileacáin (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Association of Ireland – SANDAI) is a newly formed, not for profit organisation (charitable status pending) that aims to offer support to anyone affected by the death of a baby during pregnancy or shortly after. The organisation was formed by a group of bereaved parents who supported each other after the death of their own babies and have now come together to formally offer support to other parents and families who find themselves in a similar situation.
This website has been created as a resource for anyone who needs information and support about early miscarriage.
Some of the language used is medicalised and we are aware that this may be emotionally difficult to read. Nevertheless, it is important that you are aware of the medical terminology that is likely to be used by healthcare providers. We have provided a glossary of terms to refer to when reading the information. We have also provided additional information leaflets and web links that we hope will be of support to you.
Pregnancy Loss Clinic