Maternal Mental Health: Miscarriage, Sillbirth & Infant Death

This course defines perinatal loss, addresses how infant loss affects mothers and fathers, discusses cultural considerations around perinatal loss and provides resources to providers serving families dealing with loss. Includes an interview with Dr. Ivy Margulies, an expert in perinatal loss. Learning objectives include: (1) Recognize the range of emotional reactions to perinatal loss in grieving parents; (2) Describe how mothers and fathers grieve differently; (3) Describe various strategies to support bereaved parents; and (4) Identify resources for bereaved parents.

This course meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education for LMFTs, LPCCs, LCSWs, LEPs, and psychologists as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences and California Board of Psychology. Community Partners FBO Maternal Mental Health NOW is the sponsor of continuing education for this learning module and is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Community Partners FBO Maternal Mental Health NOW as the sponsor maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

This course is also approved by Cedars Sinai to offer 2 CME credits for medical professionals including RN, NP, PA, DO and MD through the AAFP.

Please follow-up with your licensing board directly to confirm if these credits will apply in your state.
  • Introduction
  • Learning Objectives
  • What is perinatal loss?
  • Dr. Ivy Margulies
  • Miscarriage
  • Prevalence
  • Grief & PTSD
  • Advice for Providers
  • What to Do
  • Self Care
  • Conclusion
  • Loss Assessment
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed