Express your grief in a safe and supportive environment.
Support groups are a way for women who are experiencing perinatal grief to find the community if they attend a pregnancy loss support group where they can express their grief in a safe and supportive environment This type of social support is crucial in reducing the raw grief experience Specifically, pregnancy loss support groups provide support, education, and resources and encourage “positive resolution of grief”.
Postpartum Support Group
Motherhood can feel overwhelming and isolating, our Postpartum Support Group is here to help when the transition to motherhood feels overwhelming. This is a judgment-free, mother-to-mother support group for women experiencing depression, anxiety, or other mood disorders during pregnancy or the postpartum period. The group is well-versed and specially trained in supporting perinatal mood challenges.
Come join us to share your experiences and feelings with a supportive community of peers. Meetings are open to all pregnant women and mothers. Babies under one year are welcome to come, but we ask that older children remain at home. Contact Katherine for the schedule.
Infant Loss Support Group
Our online Infant Loss Support group provides a connection for mothers and parents grieving the loss of their baby. Katherine is a Certified in Perinatal Loss Care (CPLC®) facilitator who helps bereaved birthers find support as well as provides useful information and resources to help them navigate the pain of their loss. Losing a baby can be a lonely experience and this group helps provide an avenue for healing and hope. Mourning is an active process; the bereaved seek meaning in their loss and understand the impact on their lives.
Group sessions are biweekly on Wednesday evenings providing 6 weeks of structured grief discovery and learning skills towards healing after to death of a loved one. My therapeutic group style is to bring together bereaved adults to build community, support, and process the loss of a loved one.
Together we will discover your path to healing and collaborate on resilient skills and techniques for transitioning to a new you. The next groups begin soon, call for details.
Pregnancy After Loss Support Group
Pregnancy After Loss Support Group provides evidence-based information and resources, as well as a shared community experience, to support you on the complex journey of pregnancy after loss.
Group sessions are weekly on Wednesday evenings providing weeks of structured support for parents pregnant after a loss. The model Baby Leads the Way; Supporting the Emotional Needs of Families following Perinatal Loss by Joann O’Leary, Ph.D. and Clare Thorwick, RN. The framework integrates continuing bonds and attachment theories to support prenatal parenting at each stage of the pregnancy.
My therapeutic group style is to bring together bereaved parents to build community, support, to form healthy attachments to their deceased and rainbow pregnancy. Together we will discover your path to healing and collaborate on resilient skills and techniques for transitioning into motherhood. Groups are currently running now.
Lactation After Loss
After a stillbirth or miscarriage, many women are shocked to find that their milk will begin to come in within a few days after delivery. Naturally, this can be a traumatizing experience for a woman who is grieving her baby. If you are finding this page after experiencing a miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death, we are so very sorry for your loss. Please know that there are many resources available to you and your family to help you honor your baby, cope with your devastating grief, and find answers. More information is available here.