Healing After Perinatal Loss: How Can You Help?

Do you know someone who has experienced a miscarriage, stillbirth, infant death, or ectopic pregnancy?

Healing from Perinatal LossMany of our lives, either directly or indirectly, have been touched by miscarriage, stillbirth, infant death, or other such perinatal loss. As with any death, the need for healing in these situations is great. However, many of us fail to reach out to those suffering around us, because we simply don’t know how to help.

Mercy Perinatal Hospice Nurse and Bereavement Coordinator Ann Valdez will present How Can You Help? on April 9, 2012 at 7:00 PM in the Parish Hall at St. Augustin Church. In this talk, Ann will discuss practical guidelines for helping someone grieving a perinatal loss. Ann has worked tirelessly for many years to facilitate healing in this area and bring attention to needs of those suffering from perinatal loss. As a nationally-recognized authority, Ann is a frequently-requested speaker on a wide range of perinatal bereavement topics.

Ann’s presentation will address the following topics:

  1. Cardinal Rules of Grief Support;
  2. Responding to Grieving families;
  3. Do’s and Don’ts for helping grieving families.

Whether or not you plan to attend the talk, please consider forwarding the information along anyone you know who might be interested.

How Can You Help?
Monday, April 9, 7:00 PM
St. Augustin Church
42nd St. & Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA
Parish Hall

This presentation is sponsored by St. Augustin Elizabeth Ministry.

Questions? Contact:

  • Joel Schmidt at joel [at] thepracticingcatholic [dot] com or 515.661.3602 or
  • St. Augustin Elizabeth Ministry at patabarber [at] gmail [dot] com.

A printable flyer is available here: How Can You Help?

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  1. Andrew says

    To say the least, this is an amazing apostolate you have going here. I need to pray more in support of it and you. It would likely be very useful to seminarians as well because there will probably be large families in our parishes that have suffered the loss of a child in this way.

    Pax Domini


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