Capture Your Grief Photo Challenge- Resources- October 2014Wednesday, October 08, 2014
During our pregnancy with Beatrix, we mainly utilized three resources available to women who we're suffering childloss, primarily carrying to term with a poor diagnosis.
Be Not Afraid, an organization which provides information and resources to families facing a difficult pregnancy diagnosis- lethal and non-lethal. We have contributed to their efforts by sharing Beatrix's story in hopes that we can encourage other moms facing a limb body wall complex diagnosis, to continue their pregnancies.
String of Pearls, which helps women facing difficult diagnosis- we were unable to reach them before we had her, but founder Laura Heune sent me the most beautiful bereavement box after Beatrix's birth. I am so grateful.
Sufficient Grace Ministries, which is a resource for families who have suffered losses of any type, although at the time of my pregnancy they focused mainly on carry to term. They have grown to be one of the largest of these types of organizations and have paired up with Stillbirthday to work as bereavement doulas for families suffering loss in their local areas.
This is our Comfort Bear, which we received from Sufficient Grace Ministries, shortly after we came home from the hospital. My sweet boy claimed her out of the box, and named her Bea Bear. In the beginning, hearing her name was so very painful. Now, I am so pleased that her name is commonplace in our home. She is a little beaten up, but to me- she is beautiful.