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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.

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