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Fetal & Infant Mortality
Community Health Services Division

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350 Montevue Ln.
Frederick, MD21702

Ph: (301) 600-1733

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Fetal Infant Mortality Review
The Fetal Infant Mortality Review (FIMR) is a community-based, action-oriented program designed to enhance the health and well being of women, infants, and families through the review of individual cases of fetal and infant death.

The purpose of the FIMR Program is to understand how social, economic, health, educational, environmental and safety issues relate to infant loss on a local level and in turn utilize that information to improve community resources and systems of care to reduce fetal and infant mortality.

The FIMR process consists of five components:
  • Case review
  • Community action
  • Grief and bereavement support
  • Maternal interview
  • Records review

The process begins when the program is notified that a fetal or infant
death has occurred.
The FIMR Program receives referrals from hospitals, the Maryland Vital
Statistics Administration, case management programs and other perinatal

The FIMR process offers communities a way to discover unmet needs to
improve the health of mothers and infants.

If you have experienced a fetal or infant death and would like to speak with
a public health nurse, please call (301) 600-1733.

FIMR Bereavement Resource brochure - English
FIMR Bereavement Resource brochure - Spanish
FIMR Bereavement Resource brochure - Burmese