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Education + Empathy = Empowerment

Learn more about our training program and how it can support perinatal loss patients and providers.

ABOUT US

One in every four pregnancies ends in loss...

Three Little Birds Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support is a non-profit project founded to support perinatal loss families and providers in the Philadelphia/Southern New Jersey region. Since our founding in 2016, we have supported nearly 500 families walking the journey of miscarriage, stillbirth and infant loss through various services and programs at no cost to them. Through our mission, we have been able to bridge the gap between providers and the perinatal loss community through both our Bedside Bereavement Program and our Perinatal Bereavement Training Program for Professionals and Advocates.

OUR TRAINING PROGRAM

Developed by perinatal loss parents, advocates and professionals

Three Little Birds Perinatal has supported more than 260 families at the time of a pregnancy or infant loss at the bedside in the Philadelphia/South Jersey region. During this time, our volunteers have worked closely with numerous medical care providers to improve communication and patient care and support families in facilitating memory making and providing photography support. It has become apparent that perinatal bereavement is not taught and often times not valued in hospitals and private care facilities. Providers feel overwhelmed and uninformed on how to direct families in decision making regarding post mortem testing, burial/cremation and religious/spiritual rites.

 

It is a part of Three Little Birds’ mission to provide educational support services to nurses, obstetricians, midwives, neonatologists and other medical support staff during these difficult circumstances. In an effort to support both families and medical professionals, Three Little Birds has developed this comprehensive and empowering educational workshop to help bridge these gaps and give families opportunities to have positive memories during a difficult time.

In 2022, Three Little Birds launched a scholarship program to train local volunteer advocates and medical professionals to strengthen our Bedside Bereavement Program. Our hybrid program educated 13 medical professionals and 10 loss parent advocates and was met with overwhelmingly positive reviews and media coverage from KYW NewsRadio! Click below to listen to the news story.

 

 

As our experiences with perinatal loss families continue, so does the need for the consistent update of resources and continuing education. We have spent the past year revising our Program to be 100% virtual and accessible for all and updating our resource packages to include additional patient and provider perspectives, newly published medical journal studies and reference information. We are now offering several package options for trainings for medical professionals, loss parents/advocates, birth professionals and photographers seeking to explore supporting bereavement care education.

Jefferson Health KYW News story

PERINATAL PROFESSIONALS

LOSS PARENTS/
VOLUNTEER ADVOCATES

PHOTOGRAPHERS

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WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT OUR TRAINING

Dawn Moore, Inspira Health System

“Utilizing all the resources given, reading and listening, I learned that by being a bereavement advocate, I can bring a little light into the room. I can't change things and I can't give them what they wish for most. But I can offer comfort and hope and maybe be a little ray of light in their stormiest time. You hear "we have a fetal demise coming in" and instantly there is a wave of sadness, gloom. Through this workshop, I have learned that I am capable of helping find that window and find light that will lead out of the darkness. I am blown away by all Three Little Birds does. I thought this workshop would teach me how to take the best pictures and offer me information that I could pass onto these families for the support they would need. I didn't realize that I would learn all that I have. This has pushed me to wanting to reorganize and rethink what we do for these patients. We haven't been doing enough. This workshop has opened that door for me.

 

Ashly Hannah, loss parent and certified bereavement advocate

Healing for me is for me to be at peace knowing I am doing everything in my power to honor not just mine but all babies gone to soon. The thing that surprised me the most about this journey is becoming a certified bereavement doula. Now, I parent my daughter Aubree by ensuring families know they are not alone, help them make memories and take beautiful photos and giving them a place to land for support after leaving the hospital. I never would of thought I would or even could do that! It brings me so much peace helping another parent like me on the worst day of their lives.

Read more from the families we have served

Click below to read testimonials from the families we have served through our various support services and programs at Greatnonprofits.org.

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CONTACT US

For more information, please complete the form to the right. We will respond to your inquiry as soon as possible.

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Three Little Birds Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support

69 S. Black Horse Pike, Blackwood, NJ 08021

fiscially sponsored by:

Federation of Neighborhood Centers Philly (EIN 23-1630073)

1901 S. 9th Street, Room 212, Phila, PA 19148

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