pregnancy, birth & lactation services… at home
The past several months have held a number of great changes for my family- we’ve moved to a new home, we’ve started attending a new church and we’ve begun finding our place in our new community. I am so blessed to be in Northern Lancaster County and I am excited about bringing birth & postpartum doula service to the families here.
On the professional front, I’ve begun offering workshops and doing some speaking for doula, midwifery and hospital groups. There’s a lot of thirst among the birth community to learn about the ways birth and bereavement are connected. Birth professionals are compassionate, empathetic caregivers- they often have a great desire to know how to support families even when a pregnancy doesn’t turn out as planned. I am really honored to work with doulas, midwives, nurses and other care professionals as they seek to grow their knowledge and abilities.
Over this past year, I received some advice during a doula website & marketing materials review session that it might be a good idea to separate the services I offer clients from the services I offer to professionals. This advice sat in the back of my mind up until about a month ago, when I decided to create a platform from which I could expand the kinds of bereavement services & trainings I’ve been doing over the past year.
I am proud to announce the creation of Hearthside Perinatal Bereavement Care (www.HearthsideCare.com)! This is a special project of my main business, Hearthside Maternity Services. Hearthside Care is the site from which I will offer bereavement services to clients and from which I will continue to offer training opportunities to professionals.
Hearthside Care will offer an expanded series of TWELVE webinars (registration is now open!), Reflection Guides (both Kindle and print) that act as workbooks to perinatal loss texts, local, in-person bereavement workshops (currently scheduling ‘Ten Essential Wisdoms of Pregnancy Loss’ for this spring) and the opportunity for midwifery, doula and nurses associations to have me speak at their meetings.
I am so humbled and excited to expand this side of my professional life, but with all change, comes hard choices. To give the attention to this new project that it deserves, I am resigning my position as Director of Education & Training with stillbirthday. I feel immense gratitude for the time I spent with stillbirthday and continue to support the organization as the superlative site on the web for families to find support and information about pregnancy and infant loss.
So, I’d like to invite you all to come over to Hearthside Perinatal Bereavement Care. I look forward to sharing my heart and knowledge with families in need and with the birthworkers who seek to serve them during this impossible time.
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