Holding Space For Pregnancy Loss

Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss, in conjunction with Institute of Birth Breath and Death, is offered as an in-person training, four times a year at various locations throughout the year. All training's empower participants to best support bereaved families following perinatal and infant loss.

Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss training's are specifically geared for birth/postpartum doulas, bereavement doulas, therapists, midwives, ministers, OBs, prenatal yoga teachers, bereaved parent activists, and end-of-life care professionals. However, all interested in the topic are more than welcome to join Holly as she compassionately and wisely prepares participants to more confidently and clearly hold space for one of life’s most painful and devastating losses.

In-person training will guide participants through a heartfelt analysis of three key components central to holding space for grieving mothers and their families.

These components are:

  1. An introduction to the Companioning Model of Care outlined by Alan Wolfelt, Founder and Director of the Center for Loss & Life Transition.
  2. An exploration of best “care practices” with regard to the various support networks surrounding bereaved mothers.
  3. A cross-cultural understanding of the healing power of ritual found in both religious and secular setting

Trainings take place in hospitals, Funeral Homes and in private-home gatherings with birth and mental health care professionals.  This is a 5hr training.  The length of time and materials covered can be adapted to suit the needs of the participants.

Amy Wright Glenn of Institute of Birth Breath and Death.