The loss of a pregnancy or death of a baby is a tragedy up to half of all women face, the effect of which extends to fathers, partners, siblings, friends, and the larger family unit. The Pregnancy Loss and Infant Death Alliance (PLIDA) believes that everyone who experiences the death of a baby deserves bereavement support from a provider who is well-trained in this specialty. The scope of practice for perinatal bereavement professionals is enormous, given the variation in responses to this type of loss. Yet, conferences with a wide breadth and depth of bereavement topics are all too rare. The International Perinatal Bereavement Conference (IPBC), sponsored by PLIDA, prepares providers with skills to provide exceptional care to parents experiencing the loss of a baby. This conference increases patient collaboration with researchers and practitioners in a tangible, necessary way. Thus, the IPBC moves the field closer to its purpose and goal: that every bereaved family will receive knowledgeable, relationship-centered, compassionate care that fosters the restoration of those who are broken by grief after the loss of a baby.
Project Resource: Conference Brochure