There is no doubt that what is being asked of you is heavy, complex, and difficult. This process is hard, but it is also rewarding.
Navigating the Holiday Season
As the grieving parents, only you will know what you need most during this season.
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day
This day is about pausing to hold space for the babies whose lives ended too soon. It is about entering in and remembering the parents, their love for their child, and their desire to honor that baby.
Four Years After My Losses: A Personal Message from Sarah Garvey
The deaths of babies are never natural, and their lives have value because they existed. They are worthy of a lifetime of love- in all the many forms that may take.
How To Navigate a Prenatal Diagnosis in a Work Environment
Not only is sharing the news a chance for your coworkers to walk alongside you and offer support, it is also a form of self-care and advocacy.
How to Tell Family and Friends About a Prenatal Diagnosis
First and foremost, you are in control of this part of the carrying to term process. How and when you tell your family and friends about the diagnosis and prognosis for your baby is entirely up to you and your significant other.
Prenatal Counseling: Supporting Parents Following a Prenatal Diagnosis
The primary purpose of prenatal counseling is to educate and equip parents to make informed decisions in the months ahead.
Grandparents Day: Acknowledging Grieving Grandparents
Not only are grandparents navigating their own grief, they also help carry the weight of their child’s grief while supporting the needs of the family their child has created.
Perinatal Mental Health and the Carrying To Term Process
Since perinatal loss has negative impacts on parents, both psychologically and socially, it is imperative that medical professionals intervene as early in the carrying to term process as possible.
Honoring A Birth Plan: How Medical Professionals Can Support Their Patients
While there will likely be many decisions that have to be made in the moment during labor, delivery, and postpartum care, a birth plan serves to help you ensure that your parents’ wishes are honored.
You may be wondering how to even begin the process of telling your children about the diagnosis affecting their baby brother or sister. Know that there is no perfect set of words when it comes to this experience.
Lactation After Loss: Expression, Donation, and Suppression
When a woman loses a baby, her body still responds in the way it was designed: to produce sustenance for the life she spent months growing and nurturing.