Pregnancy and Infant Loss


What is a Bereavement Facilitator?

A Bereavement Facilitator is trained to serve families experiencing infant loss – during pregnancy, labour, birth and beyond. A Bereavement Facilitator can help guide families compassionately through every step of the process, provide continuous emotional and physical support, and help them make memories to honour their baby.

A Bereavement Facilitator can assist parents experiencing

  • Miscarriage
  • Stillbirth
  • Premature birthdoulalogo1-718666551.png
  • Life-limiting fetal diagnosis
  • Palliative care
  • Termination of pregnancy

Services provided

• Physical and emotional support before, during and after birth
• Explore available options
• Provide a safe and private space within the hospital environment
• Liaise with doctors and nursing staff
• Facilitate contact with family, siblings and friends
• Support family when spending time with baby
• Making memories (photography, hand & footprints)
• Referral & resources
• Home visits

This service is provided free of charge. 

Please message 083-292-5252 if you need support. After hours support is available if necessary.

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