On June 6th 2015, at 37 weeks pregnant, I learned that my daughter Delaney had died in utero. To say it was a confusing time was an understatement. We were handed funeral brochures, support group forms and a sandwich. Through our haze of despair, we called a friend and asked if she would support us in the delivery room. Be our advocate. Our chaplain. Our sister and friend. It was the wisest decision we’ve ever made. She asked the doctors the questions we couldn’t formulate and took care of us both.
When we arrived home midwives and friends dropped off food, products to support my healing body and books for our hearts. The support around us meant everything. They looked after us so we could tend to our grief and our toddler.
I have run those days over and over in my head and always return to the support we received and the necessity for it.
Often times in loss we find purpose. My purpose is to offer myself, my heart, my grief and experience to other women who suffer a late term miscarriage or stillbirth.
I am offering before, during and after birth support to women and their families in the Colorado area. I am not a certified Doula however I am a grief counselor, have walked this path and feel confident that I can offer support to both Mama and family.
I will be receiving my certification through the Still Birthday Bereavement Doula Certification Program.
Thank you for this opportunity to heal my own broken through the families I serve.