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Prenatal and Infant Loss Support

Conemaugh Health System's staff offers support to mothers, fathers, and families who have experienced a loss during pregnancy, or loss of infant after birth. 

Support is offered during the grieving process with frequent follow-up the weeks and months after loss.

Spiritual Care Services


Cuddle Cot

Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center's Maternity Department received a Cuddle CotTM for parents who experience the loss of a child, including infant loss. The Cuddle CotTM is a system that cools the child and decreases the rate of natural changes that occur in death, allowing parents and family members the opportunity to spend more time with their baby.

Conemaugh Memorial received the generous donation from patient Ashley Lepley who experienced the loss of a child in June 2015. "I was 35 weeks pregnant and didn't feel any movement," says Lepley. "We came to the hospital and found out that we lost her. The Cuddle Cot would have given us more time with Sophia, so I'm hoping it can help another mother going through a loss." Ashley and her husband, Brad, established the Sophia's Grace Foundation in honor of their daughter. Various fundraising activities to purchase the Cuddle CotTM have been hosted included a Light for Love 5K walk in October 2015.


The Lucas Foundation

The Lucas Foundation helps with the costs associated with an infant death. Support services are also available.

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Compassionate Friends

When a child dies, at any age, the family suffers intense pain and may feel hopeless and isolated. The Compassionate Friends provides highly personal comfort, hope, and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family.

Greater Johnstown Chapter
2310 Bedford Street
Johnstown, PA 15904

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TCF of Somerset Laurel Highlands
225 South Center Avenue
Somerset, PA 15501

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Laurel Mountain Chapter
508 South Church Street
Mount Pleasant, PA 15566

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Altoona Chapter
2010 4th Street
Altoona, PA 16601

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Westmoreland County Chapter
671 Baltzer Meyer Pike
Greensburg, PA 15601

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