USUALLY WHAT WE DO AT AUSTIN BORN IS ALL ABOUT PREPARING FOR AND COPING WITH THE JOY OF PARENTHOOD--OF BRINGING A NEW LITTLE PERSON INTO THE WORLD AND FINDING OUR WAY ALONG THE JOURNEY OF LOVING AND CARING FOR A BABY. BUT, SOMETIMES, OUR SUPPORT OF NEW PARENTS LOOKS DIFFERENT.
As doulas and as friends, and as women who have experienced infertility and loss ourselves, we wanted to be able to offer some way to help these families and many more like them in our community on their journey of healing. So we dreamed up a ceremony, a time of sharing and ritual and support for families who have experienced loss. And so The Healing Group: Ceremony for Loss was born. It is an evening of nonjudgmental support, processing and ritual surrounding miscarriage, stillbirth or infant loss and is appropriate for any parent who has lost a pregnancy or infant, no matter how recent or long ago the loss or whether the loss was spontaneous or elective. The loss of a pregnancy, whether early or late, spontaneous or elective, can bring on a wave of intense and overwhelming emotions. We want anyone who has experience such a loss to know that you are not alone.
- Offered on the 1st Sunday evening every April, August and December of each year (NOTE: next will be on Sunday August 14, 2016 at 7:00pm)
- Please join us, and/or extend the invitation to those you know in and around Austin who might find comfort in this kind of ceremony.
- This evening ceremony is free
- Open to both mothers and fathers