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Stillbirth is remarkably common and too often the cause of a family’s loss remains unknown. Our program helps families find answers to questions on the cause of their stillbirth.
The Kate Cares Stillbirth Assessment Program aims to:
Although there are no words to relieve the pain and devastation of losing a child to stillbirth, finding answers can help alleviate parental guilt and help in the healing process. Learn more about Riley at IU Health Grief & Bereavement support services.
For families affected by stillbirth, our program offers:
A comprehensive diagnostic testing protocol, including:
Families may decline any portion of the evaluation. Results of the evaluation are then reviewed, free of cost, by our multi-specialty team of providers which includes specialists in the areas of:
Results of all findings, any additional testing recommendations, and any recommendations for stillbirth prevention for future pregnancies are then summarized and sent to the patient’s referring healthcare provider. A consultation with our healthcare team is also available upon request.
Following the loss of their daughter, Katherine Jean (“Kate”), to stillbirth in 2003, the Carmichael family developed the Kate Cares Stillbirth Assessment Program to help parents find answers to their stillbirth.
The vision of the Kate Cares Stillbirth Program includes seeing each baby and each family’s story as building blocks in our search for ways to decrease the occurrence of stillbirth and support those whom stillbirth touches.
The Kate Cares Stillbirth program strives to support families experiencing stillbirth by: