Beyond the Bump 

    Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Beyond

"I carry your heart with me, I carry it in my heart, I am never without it "- E.E. Cummings

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Bereavement Doula Services

First of all, I am so sorry for your loss.  

I provide labor support during miscarriages, stillbirths or other traumatic birth experiences.  I understand these losses and the feelings that go along with them, both during the loss and in subsequent pregnancies.  My husband and I have together lost 10 babies.

As your doula, I am there to provide support during the labor/delivery of your baby(ies).  I can provide education about choices concerning memorial or funeral arrangements and various keepsake options.  I am also there to support and educate  your care providers and other family members to ensure you are treated with compassion and understanding.  As a woman with personal loss experience, I provide both emotional and physical support during the labor, delivery and postpartum period. 

Though the outcome during the birth experience of a baby born sleeping or a miscarriage is different than those of "normal" childbirths, it is still labor.  A woman's body and mind still experience  many of the same changes.  I am able to make references to support groups and counselors as necessary.  After the physical recovery, I am available for emotional long term support via email, phone, Facebook, or personal meetings if necessary.

I have compiled a list of resources that can be helpful. Please email me or send me a message and I will gladly send the information.

I do support families in subsequent rainbow pregnancies. Please refer to my Services page for more information.