Supporting Folks Through Loss of Wanted Pregnancy
*3hr recorded class
*PDF of Class Slides & Resources (AKA a SUPER comprehensive guide)
1 in 4 pregnancies end in a miscarriage and 1 in 100 end in a stillbirth. As a birth worker, nurse, social worker, friend or family member supporting people through the perinatal period it is imperative that we are prepared to hold space for loss and grief. Whether you have never supported someone one through losing a wanted pregnancy, have but felt unequipped, or have experienced the loss yourself and with your intimate knowledge of this grief and want to help others through their journey, this workshop is for you.
In this workshop, we will:
-Explore the various types of miscarriage & stillbirth
-Learn the symptoms, causes, & medical options available
-Learn practical ways to support families experiencing loss
-Discuss barriers for families face in this experience
-Discuss best practices for holding space for those in deep grief.
-What your role may be and what it may not be
-How to take care of yourself so that you can show up well for those you are supporting
Along with some lecture, slides, and a lot of practical information you will be given the opportunity to dive deeper into break out sessions and talk through some of your own experiences as well answer questions amongst each other and with the facilitator. In this work there is so much we can learn from each other as loss is not something that happens in a vacuum but is sewn into our life’s journeys.
ABOUT THE FACILITATOR:
Brooke Patmor is a full-time, full-spectrum birth worker working in occupied Olohne territory otherwise known as the San Francisco Bay Area. As a queer, fat, non-binary person themselves, Brooke is dedicated to offering inclusive care with a trauma-informed, anti-racist, and social justice framework. They support people through ALL birth outcomes including abortion, miscarriage, and stillbirth and welcome people of all identities and family structures- recognizing the added challenges of navigating the birth and postpartum world as a queer-identified person or someone with other marginalized identities. Brooke is down-to-earth and compassionate in their care, offering a steady sense of peace to the process. They rely on their intuition and learned skills to help meet clients where they are. www.borncollectivesf.com
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