Education + Empathy = Empowerment
Learn more about our training program and how it can support perinatal loss patients and providers.
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 through pregnancy and infant loss bedside at the time of loss in the Philadelphia/South Jersey region. During this time, our volunteers has 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 perinatal bereavement is not taught and often times encouraged in hospitals and private care facilities and 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 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.
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
"I could never imagine laying in that hospital bed holding my daughter who passed away, that some time later, I would be inspired by her memory and honored to find a way to give back to other families baby loss. I had no prior experience with photography or bereavement. 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. Supporting others as an advocate has healed my heart and given me a second family of strangers that have become such close friends in support each other through loss. This is why collaborating with advocates and finding community through loss is so important."
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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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