However brief your time together

Your baby matters

However brief your time together

Your baby matters

Life after losing a child to miscarriage, termination for medical reasons, stillbirth or infant death can be profoundly isolating. Despair, confusion, anger, fear, longing and regret are just some of the powerful emotions you might be feeling, alongside the anguish of your body’s adjustment to your loss. Understandably, you may also be unsure of when or how to share your sorrow with loved ones.

“Hannah has a loving, calm presence. She was a bright spot during a very difficult time and heartbreaking decision.”

Compounding this painful experience is a culture that often does not know how to support or talk about your grief. Even close friends and family members may act uncomfortable or seem uncertain about approaching you. Understandably, bereaved mothers and families can struggle to publicly acknowledge their pregnancies and the baby that is no longer with them.

Handmade clay sculpture of parent holding a child's hand

Life after losing a child to miscarriage, termination for medical reasons, stillbirth or infant death can be profoundly isolating. Despair, confusion, anger, fear, longing and regret are just some of the powerful emotions you might be feeling, alongside the anguish of your body’s adjustment to your loss. Understandably, you may also be unsure of when or how to share your sorrow with loved ones.

“Hannah was a loving, calm presence during a very difficult time.”

Handmade clay sculpture of parent holding a child's hand

Compounding this painful experience is a culture that often does not know how to support or talk about your grief. Even close friends and family members may act uncomfortable or seem uncertain about approaching you. Understandably, bereaved mothers and families can struggle to publicly acknowledge their pregnancies and the baby that is no longer with them.

Life after losing a child to miscarriage, termination for medical reasons, stillbirth or infant death can be profoundly isolating. Despair, confusion, anger, fear, longing and regret are just some of the powerful emotions you might be feeling, alongside the anguish of your body’s adjustment to your loss. Understandably, you may also be unsure of when or how to share your sorrow with loved ones.

“Hannah has a loving, calm presence. She was a bright spot during a very difficult time and heartbreaking decision.”

Handmade clay sculpture of parent holding a child's hand

Compounding this painful experience is a culture that often does not know how to support or talk about your grief. Even close friends and family members may act uncomfortable or seem uncertain about approaching you. Understandably, bereaved mothers and families can struggle to publicly acknowledge their pregnancies and the baby that is no longer with them.

Miscarriage & Infant Loss Rituals

Get support for creating a ceremony to honor the loss of a child

Rituals for Miscarriage & Infant Loss

Get support for creating a ceremony to honor the loss of a baby

Rituals for Miscarriage & Infant Loss

Get support for creating a ceremony to honor the loss of a baby

Interfaith Minister stands with her eyes closed and her hands over her heart in a field of autumn bushes

There is no blueprint for loss; no “right way” to feel or act. You might want photographs, hand- or footprints. You may want to diaper and dress your baby or wash their hair. A funeral home may be helping with burial or cremation, or you might not have any tangible connection with your child.

Your will grieve in your own way, and it will change with time. At first, you might need to allow your body and heart the space to begin healing. But at some point—be it a month or even a year later—​you may yearn for a way to recognize your baby, to be seen in your loss and to mourn with others.

“Hannah led a beautiful ceremony with care and intention, and her presence was so palpably peaceful.”

Together we can honor your sorrow and celebrate the baby whose life and death has changed you. I offer my services to mothers and families by donation, whether it be performing a private ritual, officiating a public funeral or celebration of life, helping plan a backyard tree planting or simply talking with you about ways to memorialize your child.

Interfaith Minister stands with her eyes closed and her hands over her heart in a field of autumn bushes

There is no blueprint for loss; no “right way” to feel or act. You might want photographs, hand- or footprints. You may want to diaper and dress your baby or wash their hair. A funeral home may be helping with burial or cremation, or you might not have any tangible connection with your child.

“Hannah led a beautiful ceremony with care and intention.”

Your will grieve in your own way, and it will change with time. At first, you might need to allow your body and heart the space to begin healing. But at some point—be it a month or even a year later—​you may yearn for a way to recognize your baby, to be seen in your loss and to mourn with others.

Interfaith Minister stands with her eyes closed and her hands over her heart in a field of autumn bushes

There is no blueprint for loss; no “right way” to feel or act. You might want photographs, hand- or footprints. You may want to diaper and dress your baby or wash their hair. A funeral home may be helping with burial or cremation, or you might not have any tangible connection with your child.

“Hannah led a beautiful ceremony with care and intention, and her presence was so palpably peaceful.”

Your will grieve in your own way, and it will change with time. At first, you might need to allow your body and heart the space to begin healing. But at some point—be it a month or even a year later—​you may yearn for a way to recognize your baby, to be seen in your loss and to mourn with others.

Rituals for Loss

Held every October 15th, the International Wave of Light connects bereaved mothers, families and supporters in a worldwide memorial. I have led community-based ceremonies to mark the annual Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.

​Services that honor your child’s life offer a step toward healing after loss. Rituals can include music, readings, poems, prayers or reflections, incorporate cultural, religious or spiritual traditions, and emphasize universal principles of love, compassion and hope.

Interfaith minister wears prayer shawl and holds a soft, handmade velvet heart

Rituals for Loss

Minister in prayer shawl gently holds a soft velvet heart

Held every October 15th, the International Wave of Light connects bereaved mothers, families and supporters in a worldwide memorial. I have led community-based ceremonies to mark the annual Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.

​Services that honor your child’s life offer a step toward healing after loss. Rituals can include music, readings, poems, prayers or reflections, incorporate cultural, religious or spiritual traditions, and emphasize universal principles of love, compassion and hope.

Together we can honor your sorrow and celebrate the baby whose life and death has changed you. I offer my services to mothers and families by donation, whether it be performing a private ritual, officiating a public funeral or celebration of life, helping plan a backyard tree planting or simply talking with you about ways to memorialize your child.

Rituals for Loss

Minister in prayer shawl gently holds a soft velvet heart

Held every October 15th, the International Wave of Light connects bereaved mothers, families and supporters in a worldwide memorial. I have led community-based ceremonies to mark the annual Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.

​Services that honor your child’s life offer a step toward healing after loss. Rituals can include music, readings, poems, prayers or reflections, incorporate cultural, religious or spiritual traditions, and emphasize universal principles of love, compassion and hope.

Together we can honor your sorrow and celebrate the baby whose life and death has changed you. I offer my services to mothers and families by donation, whether it be performing a private ritual, officiating a public funeral or celebration of life, helping plan a backyard tree planting or simply talking with you about ways to memorialize your child.

“When I cried, Hannah just slowed down, let me have my moment and radiated caring and compassion.”

“When I cried, Hannah just radiated caring and compassion.”

Interfaith minister wearing prayer shawl looks at the camera while hugging her arms across her chest

Take the first step

You can also send a message and we’ll start the conversation, download my guide to creating your own ritual or visit my Ceremony Guide page if you’re planning your own ceremony.

Interfaith minister wearing prayer shawl looks at the camera while hugging her arms across her chest

Take the first step

You can also send a message and we’ll start the conversation, download my guide to creating your own ritual or visit my Ceremony Guide page if you’re planning your own ceremony.

Interfaith minister wearing prayer shawl looks at the camera while hugging her arms across her chest

Take the first step

You can also send a message and we’ll start the conversation, download my guide to creating your own ritual or visit my Ceremony Guide page if you’re planning your own ceremony.