We provide the essential long term support for bereaved parents AND offer Loss-Specific Support Group curriculums to parents facilitated by a registered Social Worker
The loss of a baby through death by Miscarriage, Stillbirth, Neonatal Loss (loss occurring from birth to 28 days of life), NICU Loss (neonatal ICU) or Terminations of Pregnancies for Medical or Personal Reasons
This is what parents experience immediately following the perinatal loss of a baby as described above. It is characterised by a complex emotional response, most commonly manifesting as grief in both parents, but often expressed differently between them, both in intensity and duration. There is no timeframe for perinatal bereavement, although assisting bereaved parents in creating mementos and holding a funeral service may decrease the intensity and duration of the grief response during perinatal bereavement.
SA Certified Perinatal Bereavement Workers validate the meaning of parenthood, even if the physical act of parenting was brief and play a significant role in guiding parents to a healthy state of bereavement. Please contact us if you are requiring the essential services of a Perinatal Bereavement Worker.
For Organisations that are wanting to provide their staff with the sensitivity, caring and information regarding the trauma of all perinatal loss, we offer the relevant training. Please click here to contact us for tailor made training services.
We, as Perinatal Bereavement Workers, help parents to create cherished memories of their baby. Please contact us for any of your needs.
The Mission of NILMDTS is to introduce remembrance photography to parents suffering the loss of a baby with a free gift of professional portraiture.
Jackie van der Berg
Area Co-ordinator of NILMDTS
Volunteer Photographer at NILMDTS
Heidi is a gentle body work therapist. A session incorporates healing 'the whole' which includes the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of the individual. She assists in discussing grief, trauma and loss related to the devastating 'empty womb' experiences that many women endure. She currently assists those who have been through the unbearable experiences of baby or child deaths. She also has a bright positive outlook and helps each client to create an atmosphere of hope and peace.
NCOT Perinatal Bereavement Worker
Michelle Groenewald studied Pregnancy Loss and Baby Loss through the NCOT Pregnancy & Infant Loss Bereavement Training Program to provide quality care and support to Bereaved Parents, and is a Director of House of Fertility. She also trained to photograph in bereavement situations, with empathy, discretion and sensitivity.