Perinatal Bereavement Services
At Butterfly Wings, we recognize the needs of bereaved parents and offer specific services aimed at assisting you through your grief.
The death of a baby at any stage can be very difficult to cope with. You have lost your precious baby and all the hopes and dreams that you had for this little one. The term bereaved means "to be torn apart". Many of you reading this now know what it is like to be torn apart. The death of your baby is a devasting loss...a life-changing loss.
You do not have to walk this path alone...we are here to help.
Call us today at 705-562-4955
"When there is love and then a death,
there will be grief."
Parent Support Group
Offers bereaved parents ongoing monthly support through the various stages of grief following the death of their baby through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, termination of a wanted pregnancy due to medical reasons, stillbirth, newborn death, and recurrent loss.
Provides bereaved parents and their families with the opportunity to share about their grief and grief reactions in a safe, supportive environment with others having similar experiences.
Provides bereaved parents and their families with grief education and resources on perinatal loss through books, articles, guest speakers and educational videos.
Bereaved parents, their families and friends, and anyone looking educational material on perinatal bereavement are able to sign out books at no charge.
Individual Support Counselling
Individual support provided to bereaved parents and their families following the death of their baby through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, termination of a wanted pregnancy due to medical reasons, stillbirth, newborn death, and recurrent loss.
Individual counselling provided for subsequent pregnancies.
Counselling provided by a Masters level psychotherapist with additional training in perinatal bereavement.
Annual Memorial Events
June - Butterfly Release : Families release butterflies in memory of their babies.
October 15 - Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day. We participate in the International Wave of Light Ceremony. Participants light a candle between 7 and 8 pm in their own time zone creating a continuous "wave of light" across the world for 24 hours in memory of all babies lost to early pregnancy loss, stillbirth, and newborn death.
December - During our December parent support group we participate in the creation of a personalized memorial objects (example Christmas ornament) to remember our babies who left us too soon.