What is Bereavement Support and what does a bereavement doula do?
I am so sorry you have had the need to click on this category on my website. As a newly bereaved parent (s) I understand you will be facing loads of difficult conversations in your traumatic time. Bereavement can be lonely and you may struggle to find others who understand the confusing feelings, overwhelming emotions you are experiencing.
As newly bereaved parents I hope this information will help you make an informed choice to decide what is best for you and your family. There are quite some things to plan around loss that can be overwhelming.
What is bereavement support? Bereavement support is for any who is going through a loss of any magnitude. Be it a miscarriage, a stillbirth, a difficult diagnosis
Who benefits from it? Anyone and everyone going through loss. It is very sad that a service like should be needed, but very humbling when it is asked/requested for, because it can be emotionally overwhelming and having someone to walk the journey with you would somewhat make the experience bearable
How would a bereavement Doula help? There are many things to plan around loss and having someone trained in the kind of care you may be looking for would bring so much comfort. Sometimes when loss happens, your immediate families may not be the ‘right’ people to provide you the support you need. That is where a bereavement Doula comes in. Bereavement Doulas are trained to support couples in all outcomes of pregnancies particularly loss
Bereavement Doulas can help you in areas you may overlook yourselves. A bereavement Doula could help you plan, prepare and support you after until you are comfortable to continue yourselves
A Bereavement Doula assists with pregnancy-related grief and bereavement. As a full spectrum Doula, she will support you through a loss, through challenging feelings after a miscarriage, stillbirth, abortion, unplanned outcome, adoption process and other complex factors too. I recognise that grief has its own timeline and that it may linger not only unexpectedly but may also be indefinite, so i stay and keep contact throughout till you are confident.