Miscarriage Memorial Service


For Families Who've Experienced Infant Loss Prior to 20 Weeks Gestation

Memorial Service

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.

At the Memorial Service, Flowers by Anthony donates a vase of white roses, to be given to each family attending. Special memorial folders are presented to each person attending and pastoral care staff, along with Hamilton's staff, conduct the service.  

A 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 attend our next Memorial Service, please email 

Hamiltons Academy of Grief & Loss
Hamilton's on Westown Parkway
3601 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
(515) 224-0078

2:00 PM
By Invitation Only