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The death of a baby during pregnancy, at birth, or even months after birth is a devastating experience. The care that parents receive around this time has a huge impact on how soon they find healing as well as their long-term wellbeing. We know compassionate care cannot remove the pain and devastation that bereaved parents experience, but poor or insensitive care makes things worse, both immediately and in the months and years that follow.

(i) Respectful bereavement support training for health workers.

The death of a baby during pregnancy, at birth, or even months after birth is a devastating experience. The care that parents receive around this time has a huge impact on how soon they find healing as well as their long-term wellbeing. We know compassionate care cannot remove the pain and devastation that bereaved parents experience, but poor or insensitive care makes things worse, both immediately and in the months and years that follow.

This training is for health care professionals – doctors, midwives, gynecologists, pediatricians, doulas, nurses among other caregivers that work in maternity and pediatric departments or anywhere pregnancy and/or infant loss may occur. Beyond training, we help facilities improve their bereavement support by auditing your processes and provide clear guidelines on the principles of bereavement care including ways for improving care. We have a wealth of tools, information and printed resources for professionals as well as resources for supporting parents.

(ii) Offer counselling services in hospitals – through creating a referral system whereby bereaved families, pregnant and postpartum women are referred to our center for psychosocial support.
(iii) Train counselors working in the hospital on bereavement support. In the process, this establishes robust psychosocial department in hospitals.
(iv) Conduct mental health talks for pregnant women and postpartum women at the hospitals. Through such forums we aim to create awareness on Maternal Mental health conditions and how to practice self-care during pregnancy and postpartum period on matters mental health.

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