Heather J. Silver,
"...My husband and I noticed a very large gap in the health care system when we journeyed through a difficult diagnosis, miscarriages, and infertility. This lonely path inspired my passion to help women, parents, couples, and families during the darkest days, and help to provide hope and healing in a safe, compassionate space."
Heather is a clinical psychotherapist specializing in women's health and perinatal health. After graduating from Towson State University in 2000 and subsequently received her Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland. She has dedicated her career as a counselor and perinatal specialist helping families journey through difficult pregnancies, making difficult choices during pregnancy, perinatal mood disorders, traumatic losses and infertility. Heather opened the first free-standing Perinatal Hospice and Counseling practice in Maryland in 2014. Heather has created several hospital bereavement programs and also works as a contractor to assist hospitals in either creating new programs or re-vitalizing their existing bereavement programs. Heather has been on the exam development and writing committee for the CPLC exam - Certified in Perinatal Loss Care-since its inception. Heather is also a national and international speaker to educate health care professionals on how to assess, create, and provide compassionate bereavement care to families. She has been active in the Anne Arundel County Fetal Infant Mortality Committee since 2009. In 2019 Heather started The Bill Sweeney Perinatal Care Fund, INC., a 501(c)3 non-profit to help provide perinatal bereavement and perinatal palliative care to families who are unable to afford it. The charity also focuses on education around perinatal death for families, health care providers, and the community.
Heather and her family live in Gambrills, MD.
They are watched over every day by their babies in Heaven.