As a qualified Social Worker and part of the Stillbirthday Global Network, I understand the need for dignity in birth and bereavement.
I provide support for various birth or loss situations including:
Parents of loss - Support group
This is a support group for both mothers and fathers who have experienced the loss of their baby. The group aims to create a safe space where one can talk openly and without judgement about ones loss and struggles. It is a place to receive encouragement and support as you journey along your grief path. We meet once a month on a Wednesday evening from 19:00-20:30 in Garsfontein, Pretoria East.
For more information on upcoming dates please contact Samala on 083 389 6929
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.
Medical Termination of Pregnancy
Receiving a fatal diagnosis or having your little one diagnosed with a syndrome is traumatic and overwhelming, especially if medical termination is being advised. Taking time to process, discuss and research is helpful to the grieving and decision-making process. Rushing such a life altering decision can add to your trauma. I offer a safe, non-judgemental space for your to do just this, so that whatever your end decision is, you have more peace and less regrets.
TIR (Trauma Incident Reduction)
TIR is a rapid method of effectively reducing traumatic stress from emotionally and/or physically painful events in the past.
Learn more about TIR
Having time to say hello before saying goodbye
is a very important first step towards parents making sense of grief and loss.