Miscarriage & Abortion Support E-Course
This course will be available again winter of 2020.
Meanwhile, you can access the entire resource section & be the first to know when the course is open for enrollment again by filling in the box at the very bottom of this page.
Ending or losing a pregnancy deserves respect, community, support, and dialogue. Suffering and trauma are not inherent to these experiences: they are situational, subjective, and largely culturally inflicted. With holistic education and soulful support we can help alleviate undue suffering and nourish vital force through these transformational experiences.
This Miscarriage and Abortion Support curriculum is for doulas, midwives, doctors, nurses, healthcare workers, social service providers, and community advocates. This course was created to educate and empower those who wish to nurture people through pregnancy loss and termination experiences with respect for the process of healing an integrated and whole person: mind, body, and spirit.
The content includes accessible anatomy and physiology education, insight into a multitude of both spontaneous and deliberate pregnancy release processes, including first and second trimester losses, terminations by a variety of methods at all gestations, missed abortions, miscarriages, and others. The course is designed to help participants expand skills and knowledge by exploring a robust variety of options for holistic healing.
We will answer the following questions and more:
- How do people experience abortions and miscarriages in all their varieties?
- What foods, plant medicines, and other practical choices facilitate physical healing?
- How can we support people with spirituality, ritual, and ceremony?
- How do we offer excellent compassionate, non-judgmental, non-medical & heart centered attention?
- What natural pain coping techniques such as visualization, massage, breathing, mantras, & other ‘doula tools’ are useful in support of all pregnancy releases?
- How can we help people identify & express their feelings, values, & intentions?
- How can we encourage a healing experience through the abortion or miscarriage?
Participants will receive:
- Lifetime access to course content : learn at your own pace
- An opportunity to examine their own biases, feelings, values, and intentions
- A wealth of resources including hotlines, healers, books, & websites
- Perspective on what’s normal, what needs extra support, and how to offer this support
“This course was not only full of information & resources, but also beauty, art, spirituality, & a big-picture view. Samantha really “gets it”! I feel not only much more equipped to support folks in my own community through pregnancy release, but also like a better person after absorbing some of Samantha’s deep pool of wisdom.”
Ashley Harman Annis, Full Spectrum Doula & Fertility Awareness Educator
While the course is unavailable, you may also wish to purchase one of my e-books to deepen your knowledge & get support for this important work.