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We are proud to announce your 2015 – 2017 PLIDA Board Members: 
Rose Carlson, Debbie Cochran, Denise Côté-Arsenault, Summer Marie Hepler, Lori Ives-Baine, Jennifer Jonely, Gina Jones, Emilie Lamberg Jones, Rana Limbo, Jay Padilla, Tom Priem, Elizabeth Ricci


PLIDA supports health care practitioners and parent-advocates in their efforts to improve care for families who experience the death of a baby during pregnancy, birth, or infancy.

PLIDA’s overriding goal is to support those whose work supports bereaved families.

PLIDA does this through:


  • Being a professional membership organization for health care practitioners and parent-advocates.
  • Providing members with quarterly Members’only Newsletters that are available to the public a year after they are published to members- a great benefit!
  • Providing opportunities for members to share support, resources, and information on implementing the highest standards of perinatal bereavement care. (
  • Development of, and maintenance of educational resources for members only, along with a members-only networking space (
  • Collaborating with allied organizations.
  • Producing position statements on the emotional aspects of perinatal bereavement care in clinical settings. (
  • Producing practice guidelines that illustrate relationship-based bereavement care. (
  • Maintaining a comprehensive list of resources online. (
  • Sponsoring a biennial international conference ( )
  • Promoting the provision of comprehensive care for bereaved families across the continuum of childbearing.

For questions about membership or getting into the Members Only section of the website, please contact: Thank you

Members- for those who can’t get into the website to view the NEWSLETTERS, PLEASE LET US KNOW ASAP so we can help you get set up. 

To join PLIDA, please go to the upper right side and click on Join PLIDA TODAY

For the public, we have placed our archived newsletters in the public domain.  Please go to the second link, Information and click on Archived Newsletters.

Please note that newsletters are not able to be translated into other languages as they are PDFs and the software does not support this.  Thanks.


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