I am thrilled to announce that I am now a resource on the Return to Zero Centre For Healing pregnancy loss directory!
I am so honoured to have my name alongside so many other incredible supports.
Actually, I am more than honoured.
Having my name on this directory means so much more. Let me tell you why.
You see, about 3 years ago when I was a new doula, I took a Baby Loss Family Advisor training with Sherokee Isle.
The training was incredible. I learned so much from the other bereaved mothers.
I shared. I cried; and I grew.
During the training, a film titled “Return to Zero” was mentioned, and I made a mental note to make sure I saw it.
A few weeks later, I found myself sitting on the couch, completely engaged in the film.
The movie is based on the true story of a couple whose son, Norbert was born still. The film beautifully depicted the complexity of loss, love, and healing. It was raw…and real.
I remember sitting there in tears. Yes, I was crying because I was sad, but I was also crying because I felt relieved!
Relieved that the emotions I had felt after my pregnancy losses were normal. I wasn’t alone.
The story of a couple I have never met, fueled my desire to support other women through the aftermath of pregnancy and infant loss.
It has been 3 years since I first learned of this couple and of Norbert.
And I think of them often as I grow my business.
A couple months back after I rebranded my business and chose to focus soley on pregnancy loss coaching, I was having some serious self doubt.
Was this the right decision? Was it the right move? Was my service needed?
One sleepless night, I started to draft up an email to the Return to Zero Centre for Healing, to introduce myself and my business.
Then the self doubt crept back in and I deleted the draft.
Then about two weeks later, I was chatting with my husband when I got an email alert on my phone.
When I looked down, I was in utter disbelief….the email was from Kiley Hanish. Norbert’s mother.
Hands shaking, I opened the email to read:
“I came across your webiste and wanted to reach out. We would love to add you to our resources”
That email was the exact reassurance I needed.
It silenced my self doubt, and proved to me once again, that I did not in fact choose this work…it chose me.
And I am forever grateful.
- My Babies are Real Even if You Can’t See Them
This is was a post that I wrote for Still Standing Magazine. You can see the original here. A copy of that article is shown below: “Do you see it Mom?’ my Rainbow daughter asked me one morning. “See what”? I replied, half awake “The beautiful colored lights all around us” Curiously, I looked around […][read more]
- Episode 11 with Erica M Mcafee
This article originally appeared at Erica’s web site here. I have duplicated the article below for your convenience. https://www.ericammcafee.com/podcast/ep11 In today’s episode Aditi Loveridge, shares her Pregnancy Loss Story and how healing tools helped her rediscover trust and inner power, so she could engage in life again. After losing her first two pregnancies, she was […][read more]
- Learning to Trust After Loss
This article originally appeared in Birthing Magazine (Summary/Fall 2014). To download the original article as a PDF, click here. The entire article has been provided below for your reading: NOTE TO READERS: THIS STORY DISCUSSES INFANT LOSS In the evening of October 2, 2012, I went into labour. My contractions were light in the […][read more]
- We Are Mothers – A Visual Project showing Connection
I am honoured to have been a part of this project. The visual project shows the power in connection and in sharing our stories. Having other women who can relate to your experience of loss is truly healing. Each story that was shared and each tear that was shed connected us. It was a deep reminder that.We are not alone. And no matter...[read more]