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 with my first pregnancy. I didn’t realize at the time how this would then contribute to most of the anxiety I felt while I was pregnant the second time and after the birth of my son. I never seeked help or counselling for my grief. All I wanted was a baby, whole and healthy and all mine. sbd

“A Stillbirthday Doula comes alongside mothers in their most intimate moments, sometimes in the darkest of hours, shining just a flicker of hope and love into their darkness. We make the memories of the loss a little easier by offering love, compassion and hope to the grieving family. We cannot change what happened, but we can help create special memories that will stay with the family for a lifetime.”

I know this training is going to be an emotional journey, so many ups and downs but I also believe it will be healing and my hope is to help many more families by walking with them, holding their hand, and showing them that love knows no bounds.

Please reach out to me if you have or are experiencing a loss in any trimester.

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