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Recommended Hospitals for TFMR Around The World

Below you will find a list of recommended hospitals and clinics. These places are all recommended directly by parents that have been through a termination for medical reasons.

Parents rated their hospital/clinic from 1-5. 1 being they would not recommend it, and 5 being highly recommended.

Each entry below includes the name of hospital/clinic, the hospital’s location (country, state) and are from all over the world, gestational weeks that the parent recommending underwent TFMR, the procedure type (D&E or labor/delivery), the rating, and any specifics that the parent wanted to make sure to mention.

I’ve done my best to sort geographically below.

Australia

King Edward Memorial Hospital
Subiaco, Perth Western Australia
22 weeks
Labor and Delivery
Rating: 5
The staff and support were absolutely amazing in this difficult time. I am so grateful to everyone especially Emma our midwife who supported me the entire way through my delivery.

Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Adelaide
Australia, South Australia
24 weeks
Labor and Delivery
Rating 5
I cannot recommend this hospital enough, all of the nurses were so lovely and compassionate to our situation.

King Edward Memorial Hospital
Australia, western Australia
19 weeks
Labor and Delivery
Rating: 4

St George Hospital
Sydney, NSW, Australia
16 weeks 5 days
Labor and Delivery
Rating 5
The nursing staff were amazing. I was in the gynecological ward which was helpful. They all made a very traumatic experience a little bit better.

Canada

BC Womens Hospital
Vancouver BC Canada
17 weeks
D&E
Rating: 5
Everyone was amazing…and the amount of care and empathy that everyone had made it so much more bearable.

The Ottawa Hospital Riverside Campus
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
21 weeks and 3 days
D&E
Rating 3
They ensure that you are physically well cared for but do nothing to comfort your emotions in the process. They do not offer any keepsakes or emotional support to ease the emotional experience. They do not follow up with you to see how you’re doing after the procedure.

North York General Hospital
Canada, Toronto Ontario
17 weeks
D&E
Rating 5
I couldn’t recommend Dr. Lacey Harding enough. She was very caring but also honest and upfront. We need more doctors like her. The care at the hospital was great too. A random nurse held my hand while I cried in the hallway waiting to go in the OR.

United Kingdom

Singleton Hospital
Swansea, Wales
14 weeks
Labor and Delivery
Rating 4
Most medical professionals were excellent – empathetic and very helpful, however one or two called our baby “the product” 🙁 we were referred to a bereavement midwife later and she was excellent.

Royal Albert Edward Infirmary
Wigan, UK
20 weeks
Labor and Delivery
Rating 5
The midwives were incredible and made me feel like I was worth all of their time. They looked after me so well from bringing me juice and food to giving me the painkillers I requested. I felt like a mother who had lost their child and not just another statistic.

Burnley Hospital
Burnley, Lancashire, United Kingdom
17 weeks +2 days
Labor and Delivery
Rating 4
Has 2 special rooms that have been created for parents that have lost their baby. Cold cots are available. Facilities within rooms are excellent (separate kitchen, double bed, sofa). Staff in general were lovely and gave me a memory box and assisted with photos and foot printing.

United States

Arizona

Family Planning Associates
Phoenix, AZ
14 weeks
D&E
Rating 5
Everyone was very kind and respectful in regards to my situation and the hard decision I had to make. They even got footprints for me, so I at least went home with something.

Arkansas

UAMS-University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, Arkansas
18 weeks
Labor and Delivery
Rating 4
I feel like they went above and beyond before and after the delivery. The nurses went through everything in the package and binder and made sure I had every keepsake I wanted for my son.

California

Kaiser Permanente, Anaheim
US, California
16 weeks
D&E
Rating 5
Staff was very nice and understanding. Let me know everything that was happening as it was happening or about to happen.

Colorado

Rose Community Hospital
Denver, CO
14 weeks
D&E
Rating 4

Illinois

Rush University Medical Center
USA, Illinois
17 weeks
D&E
Rating: 5
They are very non judgmental and even have a pregnancy loss support group and hold a “funeral” of sorts where they’ll name off your baby during the proceedings along with the names of other babies who’s parents choose to participate in it.

Indiana

Indiana University Hospital (Methodist)
Indianapolis, IN
13 weeks
D&E
Rating 5
The entire staff was very caring and supportive!

Iowa

University of Iowa Hospital
United states, Iowa
14 weeks 2 days
D&E
Rating 5
An amazing team that offered us every resource we could have hoped for. Their staff was kind, understanding and continued to check up on me for some time afterwards. Their grief counselor was a huge help to us as well.

Maryland

Johns Hopkins
Baltimore, MD
19 weeks
Labor and delivery
Rating 5
Hopkins was amazing. We were referred by Maryland Perinatal to the Fetal Therapy group at Hopkins. The procedure was treated with sensitivity. We were introduced to the chaplain, and a child life specialist to help us manage our older daughter’s grief (2.5 years old at the time). The two of these women took care of everything for us. They made a keepsake box and it was filled with items when we came home. They helped us to create a birth plan, and made sure that everyone on the staff was aware of our birth plan. They coordinated efforts with our photographer, and took care of everything you could imagine. They were both there at midnight making keepsakes after our daughter was born at 11:22 pm. They made hand and foot molds, prints, etc. We are invited to a yearly memorial service for the children lost at Hopkins. The nurses, genetic counselors and the two women mentioned above keep in touch with cards, and texts even 2 years later. Nothing short of amazing people here. Read more about the wonderful people at Hopkins and how they helped us here.

Massachusetts

Tufts Medical Center
Boston, Ma USA
15 weeks
D&E
Rating: 5
There was no judgement and all understanding from everyone involved. They were willing to write a note for work for as long as I needed. I can’t say it was a great experience because of what I was there for but they made it as painless as they could have.

Michigan

Henry Ford – Detroit
Detroit, Michigan
23 weeks
Labor and Delivery
Rating 5
The nurses and team of doctors were extremely supportive and never made me feel otherwise. They were sensitive to my situation and some staff cried with me. They were extremely empathetic.

Henry Ford
Detroit, MI
14 Weeks
D&E
Rating 5
MFM made sure staff was comfortable providing an abortion, for my benefit. I was treated with respect and love. The only downside is that I had to do it in the L&D wing, and they didn’t have a room ready for me when I arrived – waiting area was triggering.

Minnesota

University of Minnesota Women’s Health Specialists/Masonic Children’s Hospital
USA, Minnesota
23 weeks
Labor and Delivery
rating 5
They treated us like we were losing a baby. All the staff was caring and sure to put us in an area away from mothers delivering healthy babies. They gave a brochure on pregnancy interruption.

New Hampshire

Dartmouth Medical Center
Lebanon, New Hampshire
14 weeks 6 days
D&E
Rating 5
They made me feel comfortable and in the loop on everything going on. No judgement and they really made sure that we knew all of our options. Gave us numbers and companies that would help us with cremation and services, and called to check in on us in the weeks following.

New Jersey

Metropolitan Medical Associates
Englewood, NJ, USA
19 weeks
D&E
Rating 5
The medical staff was beyond understanding and compassionate. I was falling apart and they provided incredible support.

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/ Rutgers Health
New Brunswick, NJ
22 weeks
D&E
Rating 5
Compassionate Staff!

New Mexico

UNM Reproductive Clinic
United States, New Mexico
Up to 23 weeks
D&E
Rating 4
They were very compassionate. Only downside for me they had an extremely difficult time finding a vein for my IV. I ended up with 8 unsuccessful attempts and oral meds instead. I didn’t feel anything but I was awake just out of it. Other than that I would recommend.

New York

New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
622 West 168th Street, New York, NY, 10032
23 weeks, 5 days
Labor and Delivery
Rating 4
Hospital was great under the heartbreaking circumstances. They did the KCl injection one day before and admitted me to hospital following day. Originally was scheduled for D&E, but they granted my desire to go through L&D. All of the doctors, nurses and anesthesiologists were caring and sensitive to my needs.

NYU Winthrop Hospital
USA, NY (Mineola)
13 weeks 5 days
D&E
Rating 5
Was in general surgery area but I remember the nursing staff being extremely caring and attentive, offering condolences along the way..the last thing I remember before anesthesia was the OR nurse wiping my tears and holding my hand ❤️ Recovery room nurse had also lost her baby, she was amazing ❤️

North Carolina

Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center
Huntersville, NC. USA
20 weeks
Labor and Delivery
Rating 5
I highly recommend them. Although my Dr made sure I only had Drs who were okay with what I was doing so I would still make sure you have good Drs who have no problem with TFMR.

Oregon

OHSU (Oregon Health & Science University)
Portland, OR USA
29 wks first time, 18 wks 2nd time
Labor and Delivery
Rating: 5
Incredible loving and caring staff! They treated me with nothing but respect and made sure I had everything I needed, from medical care to someone to hold my hand while I cried. I never once felt judged or rushed. I felt so safe there.

Pennsylvania

UPMC Magee
Pittsburgh, Pa
23 weeks
D&E
Rating 5
All Drs and nurses were aware of my situation. They were very caring and sympathetic. Given memory box with baby’s footprints, cards from staff, and resources for support. Very aware of our situation and time constraints being 22 weeks when we found out what was wrong with our baby.

Utah

Dixie Regional Medical Center
St George, Utah
19 weeks
Labor and Delivery
Rating 5
The entire labor and delivery staff was the most loving and sensitive people. From the minute I walked in they made it a priority to make our experience as special as possible. I truly can’t thank them enough for everything they did for us during our L&D.

Vermont

University of Vermont Medical Center
United States, Vermont
20 weeks
Labor and Delivery
Rating 5

Virginia

VCU Medical Center
Richmond, Virginia
21 Weeks
D&E
Rating 5
Staff was kind and nurses were incredibly sympathetic.

Sentara Norfolk General Hospital
USA, Virginia
16 weeks 1 day
Labor and Delivery
Rating 5
They were very empathetic and very attentive to me the entire time I was there. I had a traumatic incident happen during the process and the doctors and nurses handled it beautifully. All the nurses helped make keepsakes for Asher that I will forever hold very close to my heart.

Washington

Evergreen Hospital Kirkland
USA, Washington State
23 weeks
Labor and Delivery
Rating 5
Evergreen is an amazing hospital to go to. The staff was amazing and has dealt with cases like mine

UW Medical Center
Seattle, WA
14 weeks
D&E
Rating 5
The staff is amazing. They took all of my pains & concerns seriously, made sure I was as comfortable as possible & followed up with me. Every person there treated me with respect & sympathy for what I was going through-wiping tears, giving hugs & making sure I was well taken care of.

Washington DC

DuPont Clinic
Washington DC
24 weeks
D&E
Rating 3
“While this is not the clinic I went to, this was recommended as an option from my Genetics Nurse Practitioner friend as an excellent option from many prenatal clients. https://dupontclinic.com/”

Wisconsin

Aurora Sinai Hospital
Milwaukee, WI
18 weeks
D&E
Rating 5
Dr. Forgi was an angel! She was incredibly helpful, knowledgeable and very kind to my husband and I through the whole process.


How You Can Help

I’m collecting data on Hospitals and Clinics. One of the most important things, is that we, as parents going through a horrific time in our lives, receive the support that we deserve.

We went to Johns Hopkins in Maryland, USA.

I had a labor and delivery at 19.5 weeks gestation. I can’t rate them high enough on their support to us before, during and after.

They helped us with our 2.5 year old daughter to make sure she had the resources she needed to get through her grief.

They had support staff showing up to our appointments to make keepsakes and help us prepare.

They were there when April Rey was born, close to midnight, making keepsakes and honoring her life with memory boxes and more.

The nurses went above and beyond.

They invited us to a memorial service in honor of the children lost at the hospital.

They call. They email. They write.

Out of 5 stars, I’d give them 100.

I’d tell you to FLY to Hopkins to receive the same treatment. This isn’t a moment that you want to be treated poorly. This is a moment that you will remember the rest of your life. It should be treated with sensitivity, respect, and honor. Hopkins did that for us.

Please take a moment to fill out the form below. I want to know the hospital/clinic you went to. I want to know if you would recommend them.

Let’s create a database for parents so they can find the closest place to them that will provide the best service.

Please also tell us places to stay away from. We need to give other parents a heads up to that as well.

Thank you.

I’ll update this page as I get entries.