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.
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