“This webinar has given me a true appreciation for all aspects of the bereavement process that families journey through. Having never lost my own child, I felt a bit out-of-touch; in terms of helping others navigate the process. Everything that the series offered now seems almost tangible to me, the information was presented so well that I feel I got a chance to walk in the shoes of someone who had lost a child. The topics covered were relevant and presented with the perfect blend of tenderness and frankness. I loved being able to listen to the recordings at my own pace, as most of them required time for me to mentally and emotionally process. Loss is something that is experienced by people that touch our lives in many ways and this series gave me the confidence needed to appropriately reach out to those that are grieving, not only my personal clients, but my friends and family as well. I cannot recommend this webinar series highly enough; it will bless your soul and the souls of those that are in great need of light during their darkest moments.”
~Lauren Scarbrough, BAI Birth & Postpartum Doula, Monitrice

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“I am a SBD birth and bereavement doula. I have taken Angie’s Bereavement Webinar Series many times.  Angie always has great information to share, every class is full of ideas that I can use when helping a bereaved family. The Series is also affordable with the option of paying in full or pay as you go. I highly recommend Angie’s Bereavement Series. You will learn tons of information that you can share with others. You can also earn CEU’s.” ~Sheila Holz, SBD doula, Baby Loss doula, CD(DONA) PCD(DONA)

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“I am an African American woman and I have lost two babies. I am a social worker and now a birth doula. What I learned in 12 weeks in the Perinatal Bereavement Webinar course both healed me and educated me in ways I did not imagine. This thoroughly comprehensive program is the best I have ever encountered and usually, I am NOT an online learner. I am deeply grateful to Angelique for her courage and dedication to such a sensitive and invisible topic. Her program is needed in social work programs, nursing programs and any community support program. This program is an awesome resource that I am proud to be a part of.” ~Denise Bolds, CD(DONA)

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“Angelique Hearthside’s bereavement webinar series is an incredibly organized, well thought-out and put together training for birth workers…  This series gave me a better understanding of the process of grief and how parents may respond and express grief. I now have practical, hands on ways to help parents process loss and memorialize and honor their child’s life. Supporting parents through a loss is something I will never get used too, but now, I am not afraid to jump in there and offer the knowledge I have to benefit my community. This training is an investment that should be made by all birth professionals.” ~Lakisa Muhammad, Lcce, CD (DONA)

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“I think that bereavement work is something that many doulas do not think about but all birth workers will find themselves in the role of a bereavement worker at some point in their career so I feel like this is essential information for everyone to have regardless of whether or not you plan to “market” yourself as a bereavement worker.” ~ Julie Brown

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“I can’t say enough about how amazing this series is. Angelique is such a great teacher and definitely added knowledge and confidence to this topic for me. She covered all aspects of loss for a mother, volitional and nonvolitional, and ways to care for a client before an expected loss and after a loss. I can tell just from watching her that Angelique is full of compassion and has a heart for those who have lost. To show my loss clients compassion and be able to empower them the way she does for her clients is my goal after attending this webinar… I will definitely recommend this series to other birth workers in the area (and already have!). Angelique is leaps and bounds ahead in this area than so many and has so much knowledge to share. I am just so thankful that she has chosen to share it with us!” ~ Christina Stotlzfus, CD(BAI)

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“I think the webinar series has been extremely informative. Many people only focus on the blessing of a healthy, live baby, but I feel like you have to be prepared for all situations, and now, I feel like I truly am…  I feel as though all birth professionals should hold knowledge on this topic because no two births are the same. You never know what unexpected situation could arise, and as a doula supporting a family, you are the one the family looks to for support, assistance and education in handling the unknown.” ~ Jennifer Hood

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“I would definitely recommend this webinar series to my colleagues, and I actually already have. The class is engaging and Angelique moves at a steady pace. The series covers a good range of topics to help someone understand grief, the role of companioning and how to support a family experiencing loss. I believe that the series content is helpful for doulas in general. Many of us have likely worked with a mom that has experienced loss in the past, whether she disclosed or not, and many of the techniques taught in the class will prepare doulas to better support those women and their families.” ~ Kenya Fairley, CD(DONA)

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“I feel very prepared to do bereavement work. I am a doula and although I do not actively seek bereavement work, it has come to me already and will again in the future… I appreciated the perspectives and stories about how individuals react to perinatal loss. I always thought of perinatal loss as simply having a miscarriage, so it was interesting to me to hear about all the different ways perinatal loss can present itself, including a baby being born with a condition “incompatible with life” (although now I question that phrase!), preterm birth/NICU stays, among others.”  ~ Maura Frauenhofer

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“Not having personally experienced this type of loss and not having worked with anyone who had it was only theoretical for me and it was eye-opening to have this introduction into perinatal loss. Most importantly I feel more compassion for someone who may experience loss. Also, I am prepared with more knowledge as well as resources for many of the different stages and aspects of perinatal loss… As a birth doula, I felt completely unprepared to handle anything of this nature but after taking this training, I feel much better prepared… Angelique’s personal experience combined with her professional knowledge is exemplary. Angelique is such a wonderful teacher and the language she uses in the program is very compassionate and inclusive. ~ Rachel Connolly Kwock, CD (DONA), Creative Projects Editor- Orgasmic Birth