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Episode Info:

You've probably heard of a labor doula. Someone who stays by your side throughout the labor and delivery and afterbirth process to provide physical and emotional support. A bereavement doula is just how it sounds, someone to stay by your side while you grieve the loss of your baby.

I had never heard of a bereavement doula but after getting acquainted with Kathleen Garcia, I'm glad that there is someone out who wants to help parents walk through one of the hardest of life's experiences: the loss of a child. Kathleen says that she never wants a Mom to have to suffer alone.

 

 
In this episode:

  • Dealing with grief
  • Dealing with miscarrriage
  • Dads are often shut out and not allowed the same space to grieve.
  • "rainbow baby"
  • "A loss is a loss at any stage"
  • "Miscarriage is a labor and a birth."
  • HG and abortion
  • HG and loss
  • Stillbirthday.com: Find a doula, get support, become certified to help others
  • Beyond Morning Sickness: This book was like a balm to my soul after having HG.
  • Just knowing that you are not alone is a comfort.
  • October 15th is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day.

To connect with Kathleen, visit her website here: http://kgempoweringmothers.com/

She also has an etsy shop here: Oils Of The Rainbow

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