Pregnancy is beautiful and natural. Usually, pregnancy will progress normally and a healthy mother and baby result. There are times, however, when a child is lost through miscarriage or stillbirth. There are also times during pregnancy when parents may learn their child has a life-limiting condition. These parents don’t expect that their precious one will survive for long after being born. When these impossible situations occur, the grieving parents require the most compassionate and skilled guidance available. A certified Stillbirthday Bereavement Doula will come to the hospital or home to support the parents & their family and will continue to work with them for weeks and months following their loss.
Services include: liaison to hospital/funeral home; referral to grief counseling; physical assistance to mother in the home or hospital; gentle suggestions to help the family process the loss including creating mementos and meaningful ceremonies to say hello and goodbye, lactation support and NICU assistance.
This video gives details about Stillbirthday Bereavement Doula services:
Angie offers her services in conjunction with stillbirthday
. Stillbirthday is a one stop resource for anyone experiencing a loss at any point of their pregnancy, during the first month of life or while in the NICU. This site offers a tremendous amount of information, resources, suggestions and a place to tell your story. Stillbirthday also lists specially trained bereavement doulas who come alongside families during these darkest days. Angie serves as the Director of Education & Training for stillbirthday.
Cost: Babies and new parents are precious and the loss of a little one is bigger than compensation. It is our honor to serve your family at no cost during this impossible time. Please contact us any time, day or night, to access this doula service.
Sometimes families, loved ones or friends wish to ‘pay it forward’ to other families in need. In these cases, we accept gifts in honor or in memory of loved ones. These love offerings make it possible for Angie to continue to offer bereavement services at no cost to the families in need (please note that gifts are *not* tax deductible). Thank you for your care for these hurting families!
Angelique Chelton, CLC, CBE, SBD
Certified Lactation Counselor
Certified BEBE Educator
Stillbirthday Bereavement Doula
Pregnancy, Birth and Lactation Services… At Home