SHARE Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support

Families whose lives have been touched by the unfortunate death of a baby during pregnancy or shortly after birth share a unique type of grief and loss. Share Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support (SHARE) is here to help you find hope in the midst of your grief and encourage you through the healing process.
 

What is SHARE Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support?

SHARE is a national support resource for families who have experienced the loss of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, early infant death or SIDS.

HSHS St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay and HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan serve as the host sites for the Northeast Wisconsin Share Chapter, assisting families throughout Northeast Wisconsin, regardless of where their loss took place.
 

What types of services do we offer?

  • Monthly support group meetings
    • Held at HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital on the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m.
    • Held at HSHS St. Vincent Hospital on the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m.
    • Gain insight and understanding of the grief process and your loss as you share your feelings in a non-judgmental atmosphere with other parents who have walked a similar journey
    • Adults only
  • Parent connection
    • Facilitate the connection with another family that has experienced a similar loss to yours for one-on-one support
    • Like us on Facebook for online support in the comfort of your home
  • Memorial and burial services
    • For families with a pregnancy loss of 20 weeks or less in gestation
    • Held three times per year (spring, summer and fall) in Green Bay and one time per year (spring) in Sheboygan
    • In Green Bay, held at the Chapel of the Mausoleum at the Allouez Catholic Cemetery followed by burial in the Babyland area of the cemetery with assistance from Ryan Funeral Home
    • In Sheboygan, graveside service held at Holy Cross Cemetery with the assistance of Kovak, Ramm & Ziegler Funeral Home
    • Extended family and friends are welcome
  • Christmas Candlelight Vigil of Remembrance
    • Held in the chapel at HSHS St. Vincent Hospital and HSHS t. Nicholas Hospital in December
    • Bring an ornament to hang on our memorial tree
    • Extended family and friends are welcome
  • Referrals to additional community resources
    • Counselors who specialize in pregnancy and loss
    • Local support resources for children and teens
    • Reading materials


Meet our Certified Bereavement Coordinators


Lana Reinke, RN
Email: Lana.Reinke@hshs.org
Lana has more than 30 years of experience as a neonatal intensive care nurse at HSHS St. Vincent Hospital, along with extensive training and education in perinatal bereavement. She has completed special training in ELNEC (End of Life Nursing Education Consortium) and perinatal hospice/palliative care.



Theresa Shuck, MS, CGC
Email: Theresa.Shuck@hshs.org
Theresa has over 20 years of experience as a board certified Genetic Counselor at HSHS St. Vincent Hospital, along with extensive training and education in perinatal bereavement. She has completed special training in ELNEC (End of Life Nursing Education Consortium) and perinatal hospice/palliative care.  



Lisa Hackbarth, RN, BSN, TNS
Email: Lisa.Hackbarth@hshs.org
Lisa Hackbarth, RN, BSN, TNS, is at HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital and has 15 years’ experience as an emergency room nurse. She also has Share training certification and has worked with families and an interdisciplinary team of professionals at HSHS St. Nicholas for the last 5 years on perinatal bereavement and loss services.
 


For more information about Share Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support in Green Bay, please call (920) 433-8634, and in Sheboygan, call(920) 451-7265.


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St. Francis of Assisi