Bereavement Support

~You are not alone~

Pregnancy loss support

If you have experienced a loss…

…or are experiencing one now, I am so very sorry. Please know that I am here, I will listen, and I will support you in any way that I can. This may all be overwhelming.

I am here to help.

I attend birth in any trimester, with any outcome, in home, hospital, or birth center. I also offer support by phone/text/email as a “Distance Doula”.

 

Contact Me

or call 240-994-7878 and I will return your call as quickly as possible. If you can’t reach me, please contact Lauren Bishop at (770) 658-9968.

Services

pregnancy loss support

~Liaison to hospital/funeral home
~Referrals to grief counseling
~Physical/Emotional & Informational assistance to family in the home or hospital before, during, and after the birth.
~Gentle suggestions to help the family process the loss, including mementos and meaningful ceremonies to say goodbye.
~Photos as requested, and/or referrals and contact made to Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep, a photography resource for pregnancy loss clients.

 

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Stillbirthday

pregnancy loss support

A Pregnancy Loss Is Still A Birthday

Stillbirthday.com is a website dedicated to providing resources for all things related to birth and bereavement. There is an amazing amount of information. I can help you navigate it.

You don’t have to go through this alone.

 

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Love Offering

pregnancy loss support

There are no fees for Bereavement services. Sometimes family or friends wish to contribute financially in honor of a loved one. This love offering makes it possible for me to offer bereavement services at no charge to the families.

All funds go directly toward covering the costs of the materials I use serving families experiencing pregnancy and infant loss.

The Love Steps Forward logo was originally created by the lovely Southern Spruce

 

Contribute

I am a certified Stillbirthday Birth and Bereavement Doula (SBD) as well as the Northeast Regional Representative. If I am unable to help you because of distance or scheduling conflicts, I have the resources to find someone who can.

 

I am here if you need me

What’s an SBD?

SBD stands for Stillbirthday Birth & Bereavement Doula, and Supporting Birth Diversity. Doulas who complete the rigorous Stillbirthday® training program are fully trained and certified to fill the dual role of birth and bereavement doula. No matter where your birth journey takes you, an SBD is prepared to walk alongside with skill and compassion.

What does it mean to be a Stillbirthday® Doula?

I am comprehensively trained and certified in Support Birth Diversity (SBD), which means I support families regardless of gender, ethnicity, religious beliefs, or sexual orientation. I support birth plans, unexpected changes in birth plans, and births in any trimester with any outcome. Safety is paramount, but hopes and dreams for pregnancy and birth hold very real meaning and I am here to help you achieve those desires to the best of my ability. I have committed to this depth of support so that you know that no matter the course of your birth journey, I am equipped to support you.
Stillbirthday® has the federally registered mark of approval of successful completion of the training and compliance with POS.
The SBD credential of excellence distinquishes me from doulas who have taken other trainings in that my Stillbirthday® credential and title is federally registered, as well as recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). This designation means that I am part of a globally respected organization in supporting families within the scope and role of a Birth and Bereavement Doula.
Stillbirthday® is the first doula credentialing body to maintain such an efficient structure of code of conduct and standards of excellence in our certified doulas.