PERINATAL BEREAVEMENT

Perinatal Loss Parent Support Group

Homegrown Families Perinatal Bereavement Parent Support Group is for families who have experienced the loss of a baby through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or newborn death.

The group is open to anyone who has experienced a loss regardless of how long ago the loss occurred or if the loss was experienced in Western North Carolina. Parents may choose to talk or just listen. No one is asked to share if he or she does not feel comfortable doing so.

Topics Include:

  • Fathers and Grief
  • Reactions of family and friends after a perinatal loss
  • Subsequent pregnancy
  • Holidays and Special events
  • Managing difficult emotions
  • Remembering your baby
  • Coping with stress
  • Reaching out for support

 

Facilitated by: Katherine Hyde Hensley

Katherine is a perinatal bereavement consultant and group facilitator skilled in bereavement support. Katherine has a broad range of experience and knowledge in the areas of birth, postpartum, child development, infant death and bereavement. She has worked extensively since 2010 with health care professionals, grieving parents and their families. As a Resolve Through Sharing (RTS) Coordinator and facilitator,  Katherine has served over one hundred hours of support group coordination and facilitation. Additionally, Katherine is a Certified Postpartum Doula (DONA), certified Birth Doula (DONA), Resolve Through Sharing Perinatal Bereavement Trainer, Perinatal Loss Doula (LDI), and Palliative Care from Harvard Medical School.

Katherine was transformed in 2006 by the Sudden Unexpected Infant Death of her daughter Helen. Since 2010 she has combined her personal and professional experiences to improve the lives of infants, children, and families across WNC. Her keen ability to listen, validate and strategize has earned her the trust of her clients as well as her colleagues. Katherine lives in Asheville, NC with her husband and four children, 15, 12, (10) and 9 years.  

The Perinatal Loss Support Group meets the 4th Monday of every month at The Homegrown Families Health and Education Center

For questions or more information about the Perinatal Bereavement Program, please call 828-777-8899 or e-mail chama@homegrownbabies.com.

 

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