BirthWaves Infant Loss Vigil

December 13, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

In October, for Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, we had the privilege of attending a vigil hosted by BirthWaves. It was sacred ground. Facilitated by the incredibly thoughtful doulas from BirthWaves, the event was both simple and deeply touching. 

After a time of quiet reflection where the doulas made us feel welcome, we gathered in a circle. Mostly strangers to each other, we lit candles and told our stories. 

Some of us remembered babies we carried and loved, and a local midwife remembered babies whose mothers she supported. And though grief over the loss of a child is intensely personal and still brought tears for a couple whose son would now be an adult, gathering reminded us that we are not alone.

 


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