In cooperation with Des Moines area hospitals, Hamilton's Academy of Grief and Loss offers our facilities for cremation and memorial services for families who have lost a baby prior to 20 weeks gestation. This program was started by Mercy Hospital Medical Center in April, 1990, as a way to recognize and honor the lives of these tiny babies. Iowa Lutheran Hospital began offering this program in January, 1993. Since then, Iowa Methodist Medical Center and Broadlawns Medical Center have also joined us in this special program.
Families who choose to be a part of this very special program are invited to attend a Memorial Service, honoring the life of their child. For each service, Flowers by Anthony donates a vase of white roses, to be given to each family attending following the service. Special memorial folders are presented to each person attending and pastoral care staff, along with Hamilton's staff, conduct the service. Memorial Services take place 3-4 times each year. The burial service takes place once every several years at Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery in the "Best Friends" section.
If you have experienced an ectopic pregnancy or miscarriage and would like to receive an invitation to our next Memorial Service, please email Academy@HamiltonsFuneralHome.com
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