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What is a Bereavement Doula?


A bereavement doula provides physical, emotional, and informational support to families prior to, during and after experiencing a loss in any trimester. 

Stillbirthday Birth & Bereavement Doulas® (SBD) are uniquely qualified to provide support in situations of fatal diagnosis, unexpected complications, and NICU care.


A bereavement doula will:


  • Provide individualized support
  • Be present during appointments
  • Attend the clients birth
  • Be there beyond any “shift”
  • Be available after hours
  • Will create a sacred space (music, lights, ceremony, smell, memories)
  • Hold space for the family
  • Won’t treat this as “just another shift” or “just another loss”
  • Hold hands and walk the family through their journey
  • Provide follow-up support for weeks and months to come
  • Give individualized resources and support groups
  • Help make mementos

Bereavement Doula