Inner Light Healing, LLC

   

A Time Of Loss

~Bereavement Doula Services~


"An Angel wrote in the Book of Life my baby's date of birth, then whispered as she closed the book, "Too Beautiful for Earth."
~Author Unknown


My condolences if your journey has led you to this point in your life, I know this is not what you have been dreaming about, but know that you are not alone in this. It would be an honor if you would allow me to walk this path with you, side by side, so that you never feel as though you are alone on this journey. I am sorry for the loss that has brought you to this page, whether it was a fatal diagnosis, a miscarriage, or any type of pregnancy loss. This may bring about many different feelings like anger, sadness, or it may even make you question everything that has happened in the past few months, but I am here for you. There is no wrong way of feeling, so please be gentle with yourself.
I am a bereavement doula, I am here to take this journey with you.
As a Certified Bereavement Doula, I can provide support prior to, during and after birth in any trimester. I am qualified to provide support in situations of fatal diagnosis, carrying to term, and NICU care. I do not charge for my bereavement services.

Call anytime if you are in need of assistance:
(970) 744-2480
If you are experiencing a miscarriage, have spoken to your healthcare provider, and just need someone to talk with while you go through this, I am here for you. If you would like to call, email or even text me as you go through the process, feel free to contact me at no charge.

I am also ordained through Universal Life Church and do offer funeral services to grieving families. It is an option that you are welcome to use if you are interested, feel free to ask me about this if you have any questions. I have been ordained since October 28th, 2012 and am in good standing.

Northern Colorado Hospitals:
Poudre Valley Hospital
Medical Center of the Rockies
UC Health Bereavement
McKee Medical Center
Northern Colorado Medical Center
Poudre Valley Hospital (Harmony Campus)
Platte Valley Medical Center

Urgent Cares in Northern Colorado:
Urgent Care Harmony Campus
The Youth Clinic
Associates in Family Medicine (Horsetooth Office)
NextCare Urgent Care (Greeley)
UC Health Urgent Care (Loveland)
UC Health Urgent Care (Greeley)
UC Health Urgent Medical Care (Estes Park)
Rocky Mountain Urgent Care (Boulder)


Local Funeral Homes
:
Allnut Funeral Home (Facilities in Northern Colorado)
Bohlender Funeral Home (Fort Collins)
Vessey Funeral Services (Fort Collins)
Viegut Funeral Home (Loveland)


Local/Regional Counseling and Grief Support and Services:
Grow To Be Strong- Bonnie Cochran, LCSW
3HopefulHearts- A non-profit that provides bereaved parents and families opportunities to honor, find hope and see healing through events, support, education and remembrance.
Angel Eyes- Provides bereavement support to families whose lives have been impacted by the sudden, unexpected death of an infant or toddler, including miscarriage and stillbirth loss. We offer free professional bereavement counseling, a support group, peer connections, and community referrals to those who are grieving.
Grief Support of the Rockies- Individual counseling, group or both to help with loss.
Pathways Hospice (Northern Colorado)
Colorado Pregnancy & Newborn Loss Services- programs provide loss support groups, educational classes, grief education materials, private counseling for parents, hospital in-services, and consultation for health care professionals.
Rowan Tree Foundation- Support after the loss of a child.
String of Pearls- Support after the loss of a child.
Perinatal Hospice and Palliative Care- Support continuing your pregnancy when your baby's life is expected to be brief.
Connections- Counseling support for the residents of Larimer County


Websites:
Stillbirthday
American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)
Center for Loss in Multiple Birth (CLIMB)
Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep
Remembering Our Babies Memorial Keepsake Boutique
RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association (and Pregnancy Loss)
Share Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support, Inc.
A Heartbreaking Choice
Masters In Counseling: Coping With Loss
Still Standing (Articles and Stories)
Caring Bridge (Free Website Service to Share Your Story)
National Share
The Compassionate Friends (Providing Grief Support)
Miss Foundation (Support For Grieving Families)
Sands (Stillborn and Neonatal Death Support)
Purposeful Gift (Organ and Tissue Donation)
The Solace Foundation (Provides Care Packages for Parents of Baby Loss)
Project Sweet Peas (Babies in the NICU and Baby Loss)
Sarah's Laughter (Christian Support for Infertility and Baby Loss)
Mommies Enduring Neonatal Death (MEND)
Healing Hearts (Baby Loss Comfort, Products for Physical Healing)
Silent Grief (Support for Miscarriages and Loss)
Circle and Bloom (Healing and Recovery Program)
First Candle Program (Support for Babies and Grieving)
Grieving Parents (Support for Surviving Couples After Loss)
Unspoken Grief (Share Your Story and Resources)
Miscarriage Association (Support After Loss)
Mothering Your Heart (Support for Infertility and Loss)
NICU Helping Hands (Family Support for Fragile Beginnings)
Mommy Interrupted (Mother Support)
Hope Mommies (Support for Loss)

Memory/Comfort Boxes:
Project Sweet Peas
Through The Heart
Hannah's Hope
Perfect Joy Ministries, Inc.

Books:
"A
Silent Sorrow, Pregnancy Loss: Guidance and Support for You and Your Family" by Kohm & Moffitt

"A Time to Decide, A Time to Heal: For Parents Making Difficult Decisions About Babies They Love" by M. Minnick

"About What Was Lost: 20 writers on Miscarriage, Healing and Hope" by Jessica Berger Gross

"Beyond Parental Choice: Support and Information After Pregnancy Termination Due to a Fetal Abnormality" by Centering Corporation

"Coping with Grief" by Mal McKissock

"Empty Arms: Coping After Miscarriage, Stillbirth or Infant Death" by Sherokee Ilse

"Ended Beginnings: Healing Childbearing Losses" by Claudia Panuthos & Catherine Romeo

"Finding Hope When a Child Dies: What Other Cultures Can Teach Us" by Sukie Miller

"Good Grief" by Granger E. Westburg

"Life Touches Life: A Mother's Story of Stillbirth and Healing" by Lorriane Ash

"Miscarriage: A Shattered Dream" by Sherokee Ilse & Linda Hammer Burns

"Remembering Our Angels: Personal Stories of Healing From a Pregnancy Loss" by Hannah Stone

"Still: A Collection Of Honest Artwork And Writings From The Heart Of A Grieving Mother" by Stephanie Paige Cole

"Stuck For Words" by Doris Zagdanski

"Tear Soup" by Pat Schweibert

"Unspeakable Losses: Understanding the Experience of Pregnancy Loss, Miscarriage & Abortion" by Kim Kluger-Bell

"When a Grandchild Dies: What to Do, What to Say, and How to Cope" by Nadine Galinsky

 

BOOKS FOR DADS:
"A Guide for Fathers When a Baby Dies" by Tim Nelson

"Strong and Tender: A Guide for the Father Whose Baby has Died" by Pat Schwiebert

"Fathers Feel Too: A Book for Men by Men on Coping with the Death of a Baby" by Andrew Don


BOOKS FOR CHILDREN:
"Am I Still a Sister?" by Alicia Sims

"Lifetimes: The Beautiful Way to Explain Death to Children" by Mellonie & Ingpen

"No New Baby: For Boys and Girls Whose Expected Sibling Dies" by Marilyn Gryte

"Sad Isn't Bad: A Good-Grief Guidebook for Kids Dealing with Loss" by Michaelene Mundy

"Someone Came Before You" by Pat Schweibert (for ages 2-6)

"The Fall of Freddie the Leaf: A Story of Life for All Ages" by Leo Buscaglia

"When Dinosaurs Die" by Laurie Krasny Brown

"When Something Terrible Happens: Children Can Learn to Cope with Grief" by Marge Heegaard

"Where's Jess?" by Jody Goldstein

"We Were Gonna Have A Baby, But We Had An Angel Instead" by Pat Schwiebert

"Something Happened: A Book for Children and Parents Who Have Experienced Pregnancy Loss" by Cathy Blanford

"Someone Came Before You" by Pat Schwiebert

"No New Baby" by Marilyn Gryte

"Always My Twin" by Valerie R. Samuels

"Where is Chloe?" by Donna A. Wilkins

"I'm Still A Sister" by Brooke Lara Caputo

"Heaven's Brightest Star" by Kara Glad

"Get Sad When Somebody Dies" by Timony Shinada-Izotov

"Finlay's Garden" by Hunter Ballas

"Angel Chase and His Mommy's Sign" by Colleen Connelly