Welcome to Mothering Your Heart. Support after miscarriage, infertility, baby and child loss.
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Support After Loss

If you're struggling after miscarriage, infertility, or the loss of your baby or child, you'll find support here. 

Pink and peach peonies for encouragement after a loss.
Grief is exhausting. An grieving person leaning on a wall for support.

Grief is not easy

Whether your loss happened recently or years ago, you may be shocked by how intense the effects of your grief are.

You may feel overwhelmed and exhausted, but are still not able to sleep very well, or you feel like you're sleeping all the time and still have no energy.

You may have found that it was easier to access support in your 'life before loss' you probably than it is now.

Though there are usually some who do, you may be finding that most people don't really understand what you're going through.

You're invited here to spend some time, to pause, and to get a sense of what you need as you figure out your next steps, with all that you're holding in your heart.

Notes for Your Heart

Sign up for regular doses of support, reflection and gentle encouragement, and to hear when new programs and workshops become available.

Pink and peach peonies for encouragement after a loss.
Grief is exhausting. An grieving person leaning on a wall for support.

Calm and Comfort

Though I wish we were meeting under different circumstances, I'm glad you've found your way here and want to say welcome and hello.

We're going through such a complicated time. Having to cope with so much when your heart is already hurting can be really overwhelming.

This space was created as a place to find some calm in your life after loss, to focus on your basic self care, and to hear what your heart needs now.

As isolating as these losses can feel, you are part of a community of millions around the world, and we are taking our next steps together. I hope you can sense this, and know that you are not alone.

Grief Support Programs

Programs and Workshops

We run a number of accessible online programs and free support workshops every  year.

The next workshop will be for Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month in October.

To hear when it opens for registration please sign up through the Notes for Your Heart form above. 

If you'd like to get started now, you may want to join the Mothering Your Heart Support After Loss program, for ongoing support in your own private workshop space.

If you'd like to see if it might be helpful for you, you can read more about it here:

Private Support Program

Hello and Welcome 

If we haven't yet met, my name is Shannon Norberg. I became a midwife here on the west coast of Canada back in 2003, working with all kinds of families on their unique journeys to parenthood. 

If you've found your way here, you unfortunately probably know too well that these journeys do not always turn out the way we hope and plan.

If this was your experience, you may have noticed that before your loss there was an abundance of resources around you, offering to help with all kinds of conception, pregnancy or parenting issues.

You may have also noticed that after everything fell apart, many of these resources seemed to disappear.

People often say that they feel like they're suddenly on a totally different journey, stunned, with no road map, and no idea where to turn.

I've seen this happen to so many families, and experienced it personally on my own journey through baby loss, infertility and adoption loss.

It can be so hard to find the right kind of support.

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I created Mothering Your Heart to help fill some of the gaps in support that you may be experiencing.

It's important to know that you're not alone and there are ways to keep going. 

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I hope you'll feel supported, heard and understood here as you take your next steps.

If you'd like to learn more about Mothering Your Heart, you're invited to visit the About page, or join a program or workshop.

Most importantly, I hope you come away from here with the feeling that what you are going through matters.

Your losses, your memories, your dreams, your hope, your love and your grief all matter.

You matter, and your heart matters.

Thank you for being here taking care of yourself.

xo Shannon

 

~ This space has been created in honour of all the missing and longed for little ones who are not in our arms. ~

Notes for Your Heart

Sign up for regular doses of support, reflection and gentle encouragement, and to hear when new programs and workshops become available.