What is a Bereavement Doula?
A doula is a woman who is trained to assist another woman during childbirth. A doula can help with comfort techniques and encouragement to the birthing mother.
A bereavement doula provides the same physical support as a birth doula, but she also helps support the family emotionally and spiritually in the area of loss and grief. She is with the family prior to, during, and after the birth of a baby who has been miscarried, stillborn, or is not expected to live. A bereavement doula is there to walk with the family, to help them say hello to their baby, before they say farewell.
If the loss is sudden and unexpected, parents are often unable to think about the memories that they would like to make with their baby. A bereavement doula can assist the parents during these precious moments.
Who would benefit from a Birth and Bereavement Doula?
* Families who receive a poor or fatal prenatal diagnosis
*Families who find out that their baby will be stillborn
Support via phone/text/email
Reference Library Access
1 prenatal visit (90 minutes)
Birth Planning Assistance
Continuous Labor Support (home; hospital/birth center)
Aromatherapy (essential oils/diffuser)
Assist in Making Memories with Baby
Assist in Planning Your Goodbye
Approach to Care
As a Christian, I believe that our only source of comfort and peace is through the Lord Jesus Christ. I will pray for you and encourage you through the Holy Word. I believe that faith is often strengthened through our trials as we depend on God. I understand that we have a human nature, and the loss of a child can cause many to question God or become angry. There are many emotions that accompany grief, and I hope to encourage you during your hardest times and darkest moments.
What is the cost?
There is no cost for my bereavement services. I only seek to glorify the Lord by helping others in their greatest time of need. Love gifts are welcomed by anyone who wishes to give. Information can be found on our our Love Grant page.
If you need to reach me, please contact me at 864-735-8838.