We are committed to helping you through your pregnancy loss

Recently we established the Pregnancy Loss Work Group, an interdisciplinary team which works together to help support you during this difficult time.
Also available to you is an Early Pregnancy Loss webinar featuring our UCSF faculty experts.

First & Second Trimester Loss Support Group

This group is designed for individuals who have had a first or second trimester pregnancy loss in this last year and meets via ZOOM every other Friday at noon.
Facilitated by Lauri Pasch PhD (psychologist) and Patricia Robertson MD (high risk obstetrician). The group starts and ends with a mindfulness practice, and education and support are provided. For part of the group, the participants are placed into breakout rooms to talk with someone else who has also had a loss, to know they are not alone. You can decide how much to share, or just listen.

Meets every other Friday 

Register in advance through the UCSF Women’s Health Resource Center member portal or call (415) 514-2670.
No cost to attend

Ending a Wanted Pregnancy Support Group

UCSF also offers a support group for individuals who have ended a wanted pregnancy following an abnormal prenatal diagnosis. This group currently meets via Zoom on the first Wednesday of each month from 7:00-8:30pm
To learn more about this group or request information on registering for meetings, contact Summer Segal PhD (grief counselor and perinatal palliative care coordinator) at (415) 476-4674 or [email protected]
No cost to attend

UCSF Resources

  • UCSF ZOOM Support/Education: A group for women with first & second trimester pregnancy loss in the past year. The sessions are held every 2 weeks with obstetrician Patricia Robertson, MD and psychologist Lauri Pasch, PhD. Register at [email protected] or call (415) 514-2670. No cost and registration is required. Contact us to register

  • Webinar "Early Pregnancy Loss (Miscarriage): Causes, Management and Next Steps". Recorded on 8/18/20 webinar.

  • UCSF Spiritual Care: (415) 476-9720 (24/7)

Virtual Annual Service of Remembrance on Sunday, October 2nd 

  • Join us at our yearly event. A wonderful opportunity for us to gather as a community (online) and honor our babies. 
    We are in urgent need of content. Please consider submitting images and/or readings (poems, letters, brief stories) to be included in the program. Click here to RSVP and submit babies’ names, images, and readings. Submissions of images and readings MUST be received by September 4th to be included in the program. We will continue to accept babies’ names through September 18th.
    Pdf to print and share.

    Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at the virtual event, 2022 Service of Remembrance Planning Committee

Early Pregnancy Loss (Miscarriage): Causes, Management and Next Steps

This recording is part of our 'Zooming through Pregnancy to Parenthood' webinar series.
Presented by Dr. Karen Meckstroth (OB/GYN and Director of the Women’s Options Clinic), Dr. Heather Huddleston (Reproductive Endocrinologist and Infertility Specialist and Director of PCOS Clinic), Melissa Whippo, LCSW.
Moderated by: Laura Weil, CNM, MPH

Select link for the 8/18/20 recording.

HOPE Research Studies

We are recruiting couples for a study to find answers about recurrent pregnancy loss.

Participants will be asked to take surveys and provide DNA samples for research.
You can help us find answers about miscarriages.

Hope Study 1-downloadable pdf
Hope Study 2-downloadable pdf

Learn more contact pregnancyloss.ucsf.edu.

Additional Resources

These resources were compiled by the UCSF Perinatal Loss Workgroup and reflect approved resources as of 4/2021.

Know that we are here to help you

If you are experiencing excessive bleeding or other complications, please call your provider or go to the nearest emergency room if the condition is life-threatening.
Please contact us at (415) 353-02566 if you would like to establish Ob/Gyn care at UCSF.

We have a team of nurse midwives, nurse practitioners, obstetrician-gynecologists, and high risk obstetricians who provide care at UCSF. You might consider seeing our reproductive endocrinologists at (415) 353-7475, to discuss recurrent pregnancy loss if you have had more than one miscarriage.