Established in the spring of 2018, the Chicago Chapter is on a mission to support families who have experienced loss, while partnering with our local medical community to provide research-based education around supports and practices that will ultimately limit the number of stillbirths in Chicago and the surrounding area.
We are the parents, grandparents, siblings, relatives, and friends of beloved stillborn babies. We know the pain and devastation of losing a child to stillbirth and believe every pregnancy deserves a happy ending.
If you or someone you know has lost their baby, we are here to help. We can connect you (or them) with other families in our area or suggest additional resources to help in the grieving process. Additionally, we host area ‘socials’ for families who have experienced loss to connect and build community.
We also welcome questions from expectant parents and medical professionals looking for information on how to best support a healthy pregnancy.
Additionally, our Star Legacy Chapter seeks to connect medical professionals with research, resources, educational opportunities, and professional development around supporting healthy pregnancies and families experiencing a loss. If you are a medical professional and would like to partner with us, please contact chicago@starlegacyfoundation.
The leadership team of the Chicago Chapter meets monthly. Our initiatives for this year include:
If you are interested in getting involved or learning more please fill out this form and a Chicago member will reach out to you!
Speak with a Star Legacy Certified Grief Counselor
If you or someone you know is grieving the loss of a child and needs emotional support, call us at 952.715.7731, x 1. Certified Grief Counselors available.
Online Support Groups Hosted by Star Legacy Foundation
Star Legacy Foundation provides live, interactive online support groups for parents and grandparents/extended family experiencing a loss, Dads, as well as for families who are pregnant/parenting following a loss.
Stillbirth is a tragic loss and we believe, in many cases, it can be prevented. We believe that research will lead the way and can help prevent needless tragedies in the future.