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Support group formed for those who suffered loss of unborn, newborn children

Pastor Robert "Bob" Morwell of the First United Methodist Church of Carterville said his family has dealt with the loss of an unborn baby by miscarriage. (Source: Giacomo Luca, KFVS) Pastor Robert "Bob" Morwell of the First United Methodist Church of Carterville said his family has dealt with the loss of an unborn baby by miscarriage. (Source: Giacomo Luca, KFVS)
Morwell said while many times people have the best intentions, they say the worst things. (Source: Giacomo Luca, KFVS) Morwell said while many times people have the best intentions, they say the worst things. (Source: Giacomo Luca, KFVS)
Morwell hopes to host the first meeting by the third week of May.  (Source: Giacomo Luca, KFVS) Morwell hopes to host the first meeting by the third week of May. (Source: Giacomo Luca, KFVS)
CARTERVILLE, IL (KFVS) - A southern Illinois pastor has formed a regional support group to help people who have suffered through the loss of an unborn or newborn child.

Pastor Robert "Bob" Morwell of the First United Methodist Church of Carterville said his family has dealt with the loss of an unborn baby by miscarriage.

“And when things take a terrible turn, you can feel awfully alone in your grief," Morwell said. "And we want people to know that they are not alone.”

Morwell's wife had a miscarriage.

The organization is part of a national organization called "Share infant loss support" that helps people cope with the loss of a child through a miscarriage, pregnancy interruption, stillbirth, or infant death.
"But, far too often, that grief is dismissed by people who tell the parents to 'just get over it,'" Morwell said.

Morwell said while many times people have the best intentions, they say the worst things.

Morwell has worked in the field for more than 30 years. He's also teaming up with a registered nurse, Anne Miluer, who works as a pediatric hospice nurse and also experience the loss of a child. 

Morwell hopes to host the first meeting by the third week of May.

For more information visit Share of Southern Illinois on Facebook.

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