Pregnancy is beautiful and natural. Usually, pregnancy will progress normally and a healthy mother and baby result. There are times, however, when a child is lost through miscarriage or stillbirth. There are times during pregnancy when parents may learn their child has a life-limiting condition and don’t expect that their precious one will survive for long after being born. There are also times when parents learn their child has a difficult prenatal diagnoses that may impact him/her for the rest of the child’s life. When these impossible situations occur, hurting parents require the most compassionate and skilled guidance available. Angie will virtually- via phone, text, email and Skype- companion the parents & their family and will work with them for weeks and months following their diagnosis or loss.
Grief is forever. It doesn’t go away;it becomes a part of you, step for step, breath for breath.I will never stop grieving because I will never stop loving.~The Sky Is Everywhere
Services can include:
- virtual ante-natal doula support
- arranging photography services where available
- educational/research assistance
- liaison to hospital/funeral home
- peer bereavement counseling
- screening for perinatal mood disorders or complicated grief reactions
- referral to appropriate professional counseling when needed
- advising on meaningful ceremonies and memorial items
- lactation support for drying or donating
- NICU guidance
Contact: Families who require bereavement care are encouraged to contact Angie directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or by texting 610-585-0806. This is a warm-line and Angie will contact you as soon as possible.
Cost: Babies and new parents are precious and the loss of a little one is bigger than compensation. It is our honor to serve your family at no cost during this impossible time.
Sometimes families, loved ones or friends wish to ‘pay it forward’ to other families in need. In these cases, we accept gifts in honor or in memory of loved ones. These love offerings make it possible for Angie to continue to offer bereavement services at no cost to the families in need (please note that gifts are *not* tax deductible). Thank you for your care for these hurting families!