Support Groups

Newton-Wellesley Hospital serves a wide geographical area. Here is a listing of some support group resources in that area. Since support groups change over time, please call ahead to get more information. If you are having a difficult time finding a support group or are in need of more resources, please call 617-243-LOSS (5677) and we will try to assist you.

Newton-Wellesley Hospital - Newton, MA
Childbirth Loss Support Groups for families who have suffered the death of a child before birth, at birth or shortly after birth. These meetings provide information, education, resources and the support necessary to heal from the grief experience. The groups, led by a licensed social worker, offer comfort and reassurance for both individuals and couples. For more information, call 617-243-6221.

A Ripple In Time - Billerica, MA
Group meets the first Monday of every month at 7:00 pm. For information about this non-denominational pregnancy loss support group for families experiencing loss through miscarriage or stillbirth, email Donna McDonnell or call 978-663-5477.

Brigham and Women’s Hospital - Boston, MA
Offers a four-session pregnancy and birth-loss support group. For further information and group availability, call 617-732-5419 or visit

The Compassionate Friends
Assists families toward the resolution of grief following the death of a child and provides information to help others be supportive. This national nonprofit, self-help support organization offers friendship, understanding and hope to parents, grandparents and siblings. For more information, call toll-free 1-877-969-0010 or visit

HOPE Group - Woburn, MA 
The HOPE Group is a peer-support group for parents who have suffered the loss of a child through miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death. For more information, contact Donna McDonnell at 978-663-5477 or Barbara Clarke at 781-369-1750 or visit

RESOLVE New England - Waltham, MA
Peer-led discussion group on pregnancy loss, offered periodically. Pre-registration is recommended. For more information, email us or call 781-890-2250. 

Salem Hospital/North Shore Medical Center - Salem, MA
A bereavement support group for couples who have had a fetal or newborn loss. Meets the second Tuesday of the month, 7:00 - 8:00 pm. Contact us at 978-354-3357 for more information.

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