Tomorrow's Child provides services and programs across the state to save babies lives and support families who have experienced a pregnancy loss or infant death. Through community partnerships and personal outreach, Tomorrows Child touches the life of every newborn in Michigan. We engage families, health professionals and caregivers to keep babies healthy and safe through our infant safe sleep efforts. We also provide grief support to anyone affected by a miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death.

 

Despite aggressive efforts to reduce the infant mortality rate in Michigan, last year over 800 babies did not survive to their first birthday and 500 were stillborn. This translates to more than four deaths every day this year in Michigan. While Michigan is one of the most progressive, industrialized states in the union, our infant mortality rate ranks among the worst in the nation.

 

What's New

The Michigan Children's Trust Fund 6th annual Prevention Awareness Day (PrAD)--a day to recognize Child Abuse Prevention (... Read More

On Thursday the Senate Health Policy Committee unanimously reported HB 4962, which requires hospitals to provide... Read More

“Transforming Loss” will be airing on Detroit Public Television Sunday, March 30 at 4 p.m.   "Rachel and I were honored to... Read More

Ask The Doc

Dr. John Canine, a nationally recognized grief expert, answers questions and discusses grief issues here in our "Ask The Doc" section.

Question #2

When I was 38 weeks pregnant the doctor told us there was no heartbeat. He didn’t say he was sorry---just told us about the heartbeat and then left the room. Sometimes I am so angry at him that it scares me. What should I do?

Q #2 - Dr. Canine's Answer

Be angry! You have every right to be upset with this lack of compassion when your baby had no heart beat.  Doctors should be trained better on how to provide compassionate care during these circumstances. However...

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