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Termination of Pregnancy for Medical Reasons (TFMR/TOPFA)

Helping Providers Help Patients.


My name is Dr. Erica Goldblatt Hyatt, and I am a clinician, academic, and administrator at one of the nation's largest research universities. I possess a dual appointment in the Rutgers School of Social Work and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School as an associate professor. 

I am also a mother who ended a much-loved, much wanted pregnancy after 20 weeks' gestation due to a rare and deadly fetal anomaly. 

The goal of my work is to introduce medical providers to the psychosocial and spiritual issues facing this population and to ensure that the voices of women, their experiences of care, and their reflections are heard by TOPFA providers.

Please click here for my CV.


New Book: Living with Babyloss
available here


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"I wish they would have known..."


Helpful Quotes for TOPFA Patients

"Grief only exists where love lived first."

Franchesca Cox

Professional Services

Consultation and Practice

Working with women and families as a clinical psychotherapist to help them cope with the loss of a beloved pregnancy, and help for clinicians performing terminations

Research and Policy

Professional academic scholarship exploring the effects of terminating a wanted pregnancy on women and families, as well as providers


Personal autobiographic experience disclosing my narrative of terminating a wanted pregnancy used to support champions of women's reproductive rights 

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