You Are Not Alone
The Pregnancy Loss Support Program (PLSP) is here for you.
PLSP's professionally trained peer support counselors offer comfort and validation and a path towards healing and hope.
Support We Provide
We are here with valuable resources and inclusive support for anyone whose life has been touched by loss, including miscarriage, stillbirth, newborn death or termination for fetal anomalies as well as support for those who are pregnant following a loss.
Let our unique peer-to-peer approach help you on your path.
For more than three decades, PLSP has offered free telephone counseling and support groups for parents who have experienced a miscarriage, stillbirth, newborn death or termination for fetal anomalies as well as support for those who are pregnant following a loss. Our programs are open to all regardless of background, religion, gender and sexual orientation. There is absolutely no religious aspect to our support programs, and all faiths are welcome, as are single parents.
Support groups are facilitated by professionally trained and supervised volunteers, all of whom have suffered their own pregnancy loss. PLSP also works to improve the quality of care in the field of perinatal loss in New York City and beyond.
Hope on the horizon
"The impact of pregnancy and neonatal losses is overwhelming, affecting parents, surviving siblings, grandparents, extended families and friends. Families reaching out for support after experiencing a recent loss require support which is available when they need it, in addition to periodic scheduled support group meetings. They require support that is tailored to their specific needs and all individuals searching for such solace should have access to the appropriate bereavement resources. The Pregnancy Loss Support Program of NCJW NY is a leading and pioneering organization for perinatal loss support and is able to provide this help in real time. It is and has been an invaluable resource for our community."
- Dr. Michael Berman
Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
"This is 'a club' that none of us would ever have wished to belong to, but seeing as we are in this club, we're glad to be sharing this. We soon realized that we were in a 'safe place' to express our grief and to begin the tentative steps toward healing."
"I was sad and anxious, and felt very alone, but having immediate telephone counseling and being in a support group helped me learn to grieve effectively and gave me the determination to keep looking for more helpful doctors."
"This was not something that was supposed to happen.
There was a place where people understood what we were going through and would listen to what we had to say without trying to immediately fix things or try and compare themselves to us."
"After my first phone counseling session, I remember thinking how I felt understood and heard by someone who didn't just feel sorry for me; she could relate."
"When we arrived at our first meeting we were nervous about sharing something so intimate with people we didn’t know. But as we began telling our story, we realized we were in a room full of compassion and understanding. We quickly developed close-knit relationships with the other participants and considered our sessions as an oasis during the difficult week."