Grief, Loss & Traumatic Birth Support
While many births result in healthy, happy mothers and babies, some sadly do not. The challenges that come a long with a traumatic birth or even a loss can be monumental and deserves to be recongnized, honored and processed. A Birth Therapist can help a family effectively process and grieve the loss of a pregnancy or infant, understand a birth didn't go as planned and support a family through what can be a difficult time. Not only will this help a family heal but help them to prepare for the potential of future pregnancies.
Below is a list of support providers local to Massachusetts and available to families in the area. For more general information and links, please click here or for licensed therapists please click here.
Grief Mentoring, Pregnancy/Child Loss Support, and Intuitive Angel Card Readings
Aspen Ference, LMHC
Individual and couples therapy
VBAC & Difficult Birth Counseling
Birth Story Listening, Healing and Traumatic Birth Support
Berevavement Doula, Birth Doula (specializing in vbac, birth after loss, and home birth)
Joyce Kimball, MBA, CPM, RN
Emily Kathleen Lindblad
Postpartum Doula, Bereavement Doula, CPR & First Aid Classes, Infant Massage, Breastfeeding Education, Multiples-Specific Parenting Classes
Joy Mandler AOBTA LMT
Joy specializes in perinatal care, pregnancy massage and post-partum recovery (including C-section scar treatments). She is a shiatsu therapist, Reiki Master and ALACE birth doula. Joy's sessions are an eclectic mix of energetic transformation and physical tranquility.
Nechama Sammet Moring
Postpartum Doula, Birth Doula, Home Birth Midwife, Childbirth Education, Grief, Loss & Traumatic Birth Support; Group Facilitation/Birth Circles, Science Communications, Continuing Education for Birth Professionals
Boston and North Shore
Short term counseling for traumatic or difficult BIrths (with option of including Bodywork).
Licensed Childbirth Educator (12 week Bradley Method® sessions in Milford, NH and in Cambridge, MA.), Experienced Doula, Private Consultations tailored to address Birth Plans, Twins, VBACs and Birth Trauma, Specializing in helping mothers work through previously challenging birth experiences.