Infant and Pregnancy Loss
- A Different Kind of Grief
There is no greater excitement than learning that you will be a parent. And there is no greater devastation than losing a much wanted pregnancy to miscarriage, termination, stillbirth, infant death or adoption. 1 in 4 people living in Canada will experience an infant or pregnancy loss, and many of those parents suffer in the pain and silence of disenfranchised grief.
Over the last 6 years, I have supported many people through these types of losses. What I kept hearing in their stories was a lack of support not only after the loss, but through the loss. Because of that need, I worked with a team to co-create and co-facilitate Home Hospice Association's (www.HomeHospiceAssociation.com) Infant & Pregnancy Loss Doula Training; part of their Pre and Perinatal Hospice Program, and their 6-week progressive healing peer support group; Our Babies, Our Grief. While I no longer facilitate that group, I do offer one on one grief support to parents in my Healing Studio.
Making the decision to seek grief support is the first step in healing. I offer a 30 minute complimentary confidential consultation in my studio as an opportunity for us to meet, to get a feel for each others energy, to find out what you want help with and if I can help you. Feeling comfortable and safe allows for more openness and honesty during sessions. If we both agree that we are a good fit for each other, we will book a session at that time. Bereavement sessions are one hour in length and are $70 per session. Because I am not a psychotherapist or social worker, my services are not covered by any insurance plans and are paid in my Healing Studio at the end of each session.