Garden of Angels
Infant Loss Burial Program
At Mary Washington Healthcare, we greatly respect that each woman and family
is different and will have different preferences and needs in working
through the difficulties of a pregnancy loss. One service option that
we offer to women and families is the "Garden of Angels". This
is a program that provides free respectful burial for any pregnancy loss
or infant death where the death occurs prior to birth - from early miscarriage
to late term still birth.
The burials are held quarterly and followed by an interfaith memorial service
performed by a local Pastor and music volunteers. The events often create
an opportunity for sharing and fellowship among hurting and healing families
who come together to honor their experiences and babies.
The memorial services are optional for families as is the program itself,
but many families have found great comfort, solace and sense of respect
in having this option to consider.