It can be very hard to find the support that you need when you have experienced infertility, miscarriage or other loss in pregnancy, the death of your baby later in pregnancy, during or after birth, or the death of your infant or child.
The heartbreak, grief and pain of these devastating losses requires an incredible amount of compassion from others, but it is common to find yourself feeling deeply alone.
Not only are you missing your beloved child or children or struggling to conceive your dreamed-about babies, but you may also may find yourself being unable to explain to others what you are going through.
Truly you may not even understand it all yourself.
Why do so few people seem to understand?
Baby loss, child loss and losses related to infertility are topics that many people have a very hard time talking about, especially if they haven't experienced these devastating events themselves.
Although this is changing with social media and the many organizations working to improve awareness, it can still be challenging to access support from the people and circles that you usually turn to.
The isolation can be so difficult, with messages from loved ones wanting you to be all better conflicting with what you know is true, that everything has changed.
There can be so many intense emotions, feelings of longing and love and sorrow, confusion about how you belong in the world. So much is happening inside but it can feel impossible to explain it all to others.
You may struggle with the pressure of all the expectations, of having to function out in the world when even taking a shower feels overwhelming.
At the centre of it all resides your grief, your love, your loss, your broken heart. You may wonder what you are are supposed to do now.
Mothering Your Heart offers a compassionate space where you can feel supported, as you begin to figure out your life after loss and what you might need to keep going.
Acknowledgement, validation, belonging, presence, acceptance and love can make a difference to the experience of living after these unbearable losses.
Having a place to speak your truth, to unravel your story, to be supported in a space where you can feel free to simply be with your pain, your grief and your love, to figure out who you are now and what might come next.
All of these things might sound so basic and yet they can deeply impact your experience and affect how you make it through your days, your moment-by-moment rebuilding, your next breath.
You will find space here to be with both your love and your grief, and all that is happening in your heart.
You can choose to work through your own version of what happens now, to slow down in a way that supports you to feel and hear what the wisdom inside you has to share, because it is there, and it can help guide your way.
Below you will find four program options to choose from.
All of the programs include similar content, but the communities differ depending on the group's experiences.
When you sign up you can also choose to join a group where members do not have other living children, if this is a personally sensitive issue for you.
To learn more, please choose the program below that feels most appropriate for what you have gone through.
If you have experienced multiple losses you may wish to choose the one that is weighing most on your heart these days.
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