Loss Advisors™/ Loss Doulas® can help you-
Soon after hearing the news
In the days when you are home
Whether by phone, email, or in person (when possible), they can:
Whether by phone, email, or in person (when possible) they can
* Loss Advisors/Loss Doulas do not give medical advice, though they may share stories that involve medical components. It is up to you to speak with your medical caregiver and then make your own decisions.
- Every child is precious, no matter their size or length of gestation.
- Pregnancy and infant loss requires supportive guidance from well-trained individuals that understand the magnitude of pregnancy and infant loss.
- Families should have resources available to them to make informed decisions as they bring their child into the world.
- Parents deserve sensitivity, compassion and appropriate information from the moment they are given bad news.
- Parents need proper preparation and support when they are told their baby has died (whether in miscarriage, stillbirth or other early infant death).
- Parents should be cared for in a respectful and supportive environment when saying Hello and Goodbye to their precious baby.
- Parents should be prepared well before being admitted to, or leaving, the hospital.
- Parents need to be given appropriate and well-researched ongoing support resources.
- Loss Advisors/Loss Doulas offer a unique perspective to the hospital care-giving team...one that allows them to give emotional and decision making help in partnership with the clinical care provided by the healthcare team while others may only offer the necessary medical care.
- Peer support parents should be made available to newly bereaved parents as soon as possible and for ongoing support.
- The parents workplace should be welcoming and managers and colleagues should be aware and understand how to help.