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Children lost perinatally to be memorialized

Children who have died from conception to shortly after live birth will be memorialized during Centegra Health System’s annual candlelight service at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6 at the Church of the Holy Apostles, 5211 Bull Valley Road, McHenry.

Table space will be available for those who would like to share memories of their child. A child’s name may also be printed in a memorial bulletin for the service. Email the parent names and name of the child as it should appear, to dsymonds@centegra.com or call the Centegra Perinatal Grief Support Line at 815-759-4348 no later than noon Dec. 2. Light refreshments and a reception will follow the service.

The Perinatal Bereavement and Loss Team at Centegra provides care and support for parents and families facing the heartbreaking loss of a child during pregnancy or shortly after birth. Specially trained and nationally certified perinatal bereavement counselors are available to assist families at this most difficult time providing support, options and compassionate care. After discharge, the support remains available at no charge through individual and couples support and a Perinatal Grief Support Group 815-759-4348.