Perinatal Loss

WHAT YOU CAN DO For Someone Who Has Experienced A Loss

Tuesday | December 20, 2016

Jennifer Hammer, Sacred Nest Perinatal Support Services & Randi van Wiltenburg, Butterfly Baby Doula Services   The holidays can be a hard time for those who are grieving the loss of a child. The greatest gift you can give during this season is the gift of sharing memories with the grieving parents. We know how hard it can be to comfort someone who has recently experienced a loss. You feel helpless and you wonder what you can do to help. [more]



WHAT TO SAY…AFTER SOMEONE YOU KNOW HAS EXPERIENCED A LOSS

Sunday | November 20, 2016

What to Say…after someone you know has experienced a loss. Randi van Wiltenburg of Butterfly Baby Doula Services & Jennifer Hammer of Sacred Nest Our last blog was about what not to say and the reasons why. This one is focused on things that you can say that may comfort someone who is going through loss. Be prepared that no matter what you say, emotions and feelings could strike at any point. It is not always a reflection of you [more]



WHAT NOT TO SAY TO SOMEONE EXPERIENCING LOSS

Friday | August 19, 2016

WHAT NOT TO SAY   What not to say to someone going through a loss (miscarriage, stillbirth, infant loss) and why these things could cause damage and hurt, even with the best intentions. Recently I got together with another loss/bereavement provider in our city; together we are doing a three part blog series. Part one will be “what not to say,” part two will be “what to say,” and part three will be “what you can do.”  Get over it, [more]



THE WORKINGS OF A STILLBIRTHDAY DOULA (SBD)

Wednesday | June 10, 2015

There are so many emotions I am feeling today as I prepare for my Stillbirthday Univeristy training. I first heard about this program online as I was researching workshops and courses to expand my services to my clients at Sacred Nest. It just seemed right. As a postpartum doula who works with many moms suffering from perinatal mood disorders, this seemed to fit with the divine work we do. Prior to giving birth to my adorable son, I suffered a miscarriage [more]