I provide individualized support to families who are experiencing a loss. It is in my heart and training to provide an intricate understanding of how grief effects people, throughout every stage of loss. For early term losses, that can mean attending doctor visits, with clients, for medical confirmation of their loss. For late term losses, it can mean attending the birth of the baby and helping the family memorialize the child’s life. As a Bereavement doula I am trained to provide the support necessary for each client’s individual needs.
When I sit on the sofa next to my clients while they decompress and share their sadness, I know that I am where I belong. I feel privileged to walk down the path of incalculable sorrow with them. Often times, family members and spouses become overwhelmed by their loved one’s grief. They are coping with their own feelings of loss and sadness, while simultaneously trying to comfort the mother. It is a very tender, stressful situation. I share in their sorrow. I am the shoulder to cry on. I am the holder of space. I offer a piece of myself to each and every one of my clients.