June 6, 2014

Burial options for children miscarried prior to 20 weeks

Here are different options for burying the remains of children miscarried—at home or in a hospital—prior to 20 weeks gestation.

Our Lady of Peace Cemetery, Indianapolis:

  • Type: Individual containers of remains buried in common grave
  • When: Burial service upon request
  • Cost: Only fee involved is for engraving the baby’s information on a shared marker
  • Contact: Call your parish priest or Our Lady of Peace Cemetery at 317-581-2640.

St. Francis Hospital, Indianapolis:

  • Type: Cremation, all remains in common receptacle in one grave
  • When: Burial service twice a year at Calvary Cemetery, 435 W. Troy Ave. in Indianapolis, on Ascension Thursday and All Saints Day
  • Cost: Free
  • Contact: Your doctor or nurse at the hospital can provide information, or contact Joni Cutshaw, bereavement coordinator for Memories to Hold, at St. Francis Hospital, at 317-528-5199

St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis:

  • Type: Cremation, all remains in common receptacle in one grave
  • When: Burial service once a year at Our Lady of Peace Cemetery, 9001 Haverstick Road in Indianapolis, on a Saturday close to All Saints Day
  • Cost: Free
  • Contact: Your doctor or nurse at the hospital can provide information, or contact Kathy Carroll, clinical coordinator for St. Vincent Hospital’s Center for Perinatal Loss, 317- 415-7494

 

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