Category Archives: Loss

Fear Free Childbirth

I was fortunate to visit with Alexia from FearFreeChildbirth.com and we had a great talk about births & how she serves families. Since I’m recently relocated to the UK it was great to also hear a bit about the birth … Continue reading

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Pregnancy & Fear

Five years ago this month I wrote a guest post for Birth Without Fear on the topic of coping in pregnancy after a loss, premature arrival, or traumatic birth experience. As Kit and I collaborated on it we discussed what … Continue reading

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Loss Support | Tips for Doulas

(Trigger warning – please skip this post if you are healing from a recent loss!) Originally posted May 2012, updated May 2015. Today is International Bereaved Mother’s Day to remember all of those who have experienced pregnancy and infant loss. … Continue reading

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Compassionate Service – Blessing a Family in Need

I’m sharing this from our family blog to offer ideas on how we can serve a family experiencing a high risk pregnancy, having an infant in the NICU, or helping any family welcoming home a new baby. I hope this … Continue reading

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Sidelines Support – Nancy Veeneman

Eight years ago this month my pregnancy developed complications and I was put on bedrest. While searching for information online I found out about the website Sidelines.org – an organization providing volunteer support for moms in situations like mine. I … Continue reading

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Birth Support After Trauma | Tips for Doulas

Originally posted May 2011: Update: I’m reading When Survivors Give Birth: Understanding and Healing the Effects of Early Sexual Abuse on Childbearing Womenand it’s fantastic – I think every childbirth professional (educator, doula, etc) should read this!! It’s very, very … Continue reading

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Perinatal Loss Sensitivity Training

This week I have the opportunity to attend the Perinatal Loss Sensitivity Training program at a local hospital. Well, “local” meaning it’s in the metroplex but depending on traffic it can be a couple hour drive! It is a four … Continue reading

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