Joan M. Gilles Memorial Fund

Joan M. Gilles Memorial Fund

The Joan M. Gilles Memorial Fund was established in memory of beautiful baby Joan after her passing on November 12, 2020.  Gifts in Joan’s honor will support the work being done by the UW Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology to care for families that suffer the unspeakable loss of a baby. This work includes supporting the Hope After Loss Clinic, education, and raising awareness around pregnancy and infant loss. 

UW Health Hope After Loss Clinic

One in four women experiences miscarriage, stillbirth or loss of a child after delivery. These devastating losses have a profound impact on the woman’s physical and emotional well-being. Sometimes extra support is beneficial to help her process the loss, heal and manage any pregnancies that may follow.

The UW Health Hope After Loss Clinic offers a warm and caring atmosphere for women and their families to get the help they need. We see women who are pregnant as well as those who are not pregnant. Our unique model offers both medical and emotional care for women and others impacted by the loss. More information on the UW Health Hope After Loss clinic and how to schedule an appointment is available here

More resources for coping with pregnancy loss are available here. 

Learn more about the Wisconsin Stillbirth Service Program here

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Questions about giving?

Contact Lily Johnson at (608) 354-4918 or