Pre And Perinatal Hospice Facts
What: Pre and Perinatal Hospice journeys, from start to finish, with parents experiencing the most devastating loss imaginable.
Who: Each year of the over 450,000 pregnancies announced; 122,500 will not result in a live birth.
Why: Until HHA, it was practically non-existent in Canada.
The HHA Way
HHA has made the unique commitment to include quality end of life care for infants, still in the womb, as part of our “of any age; at any time” vision.
It is something that no parent-to-be wants to hear…”we can’t find a heartbeat”. The mind goes numb, the body is shocked and the heart is broken. How do you begin to navigate this devastating journey of delivering and saying goodbye when all you have been thinking of is saying hello?
From the first diagnosis of a non-viable pregnancy, through the support of the birth; guidance with memorializing their precious baby, funeral arrangements and resources for grief counselling; Pre and Perinatal Hospice provides as little or as much support as someone may wish.
This program encompasses the Infant and Pregnancy Loss Doula (IPLD) training, one on the amazing services offered under the HHA umbrella of care. It was brought to life thanks to the knowledge and dedication of Doula’s, Grief Workers and Funeral Directors.
Details of Service
Journeying through Birth & Loss Together
In our program, support begins when a parent learns of a terminal diagnosis, learns there is no longer a heartbeat, or that the baby will not live long after birth. Our program supports anyone who will experience an infant or pregnancy loss by compassionately supporting parents through the loss and after the loss. It also addresses the needs of parents experiencing a spontaneous miscarriage, medically required pregnancy termination or the birth a baby either born not breathing or who will likely not live past it’s first 24 hours post birth.
September 2017: Lee-Ann Mosselman-Clarke – Home Hospice Hamilton Halton is featured in her local paper answering the question: “What exactly is an Infant and Pregnancy Loss Doula?
October 2017: Our Babies, Our Grief; 6 Week Progressive Healing Group
Our Babies, Our Grief Progressive Healing Groups are run by Certified Infant & Pregnancy Loss Doulas; Read about their training
Meredith made herself available to HHA as both the Pre and Perinatal Hospice and Infant and Pregancy Loss Doula Training were created. Here is her story