In remembrance of babies lost through miscarriage or stillbirth, Essentia Health will host an infant burial and memorial service on Sunday, May 5, in Detroit Lakes.

The public is invited to join this service at 1 p.m. at Oak Grove Cemetery, located at 515 US-59. The service will be held rain or shine, and birthplace nurses will be in attendance. Attendees are welcome to bring flowers.

“Losing a baby is one of the most painful experiences a family can go through,” said Essentia birthplace supervisor and registered nurse Paige Perrine. “This longstanding event is held annually for those who have experienced this acute loss and provides a safe space for patients to grieve in a way they may not otherwise be able to.

“In addition to honoring the memory of their baby, we hope patients are able to connect with and find support from others in the community with similar experiences.”

Please call the Essentia Health Birthplace at (218) 847-0804 with questions or for more information.