I provide support for various birth or loss situations including:
Diagnosis/anticipatory grief/ NICU Rainbow/live birth
Fatal diagnosis, carrying to term
Elective termination & alternatives
Stillbirth (home, hospital)
Loss after ART/medically assisted conception
Pregnancy After-Loss and Bereavement Support
Stillbirthday Birth and Bereavement Doula (SBD)
A SBD doula is especially proficient in providing assistance in situations of fatal diagnosis, carrying to term. Skilled labor support in all birth situations and NICU care. SBD provide emotional and physical support prior to, during and after the birth of a miscarried or stillborn baby. Offering individualised counselling and techniques for coping with grief.
Sometimes birth does not go as planned, debriefing allows a woman to share her birth story in a safe place. Allowing her to work through the emotions, releasing the fear, trauma, sadness, guilt or loss so that these emotions are not taken into the next birth.
After losing a baby, parents will have to cope with immense grief and a mixture of emotions, as well as the physical aspects of losing a baby. Therapy can help process the pain and acknowledge loss.