Doula Delk's Bereavement Support
Birth can be both a "Hello" and a "Goodbye". During these times it is so important for memories to be made and for the family to feel supported.
How Do I Support You?
When called for a loss I bring tools to support through labor as well as tools to help create memories. During the labor I will offer birth support as well as photography. Post birth I will help you bond with your baby and advocate for you to spend the most time you can with your little one. I can help you bathe, dress, and care for you baby during this time while capturing these memories on camera if it is wanted. To make memories post birth I bring materials for hand/foot casting, ink pads and thick paper for hand/foot prints, photo props that go home with the parents, camera, and small blankets that are given to the parents as well. After attending the loss I edit all the photos for the best quality keepsakes and work with the parents on how they want the hand and foot castings decorated. I also am able to make memorial jewelry with cremains and breastmilk. After receiving the measurements and weight of the baby I can also make a weighted doll for the family to help with the grieving process.
I have trained with StillBirthDay, PAIL Advocates, and Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep. With having a well rounded education and continuing to educate myself on loss I am able to support families from hearing the news of a loss or fatal diagnosis to final goodbyes and the days and weeks that follow after a loss. I have compiled a large list of community resource's to help families through these trying times. I support through all decisions and choices with compassion and empathy. I am available for both in person and virtual support across the country. In my spare time I make weighted loss dolls to help give families some comfort post loss.
What does it cost?
There are many fees that come with a loss that are not expected. I volunteer my services to families as well as take donations for loss dolls and in person support to be able to continue to offer my services. I will be doing fund raising in the future to be able to extend my services to more families. Please reach out regardless of financial situation, every family deserves support.