Three Little Birds Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support was founded in 2016 after Kristen and Brent Samuelson lost their two precious daughters, Jimmie Anne Samuelson, stillborn in October 2014 at nearly 28 weeks gestation and Chloe Rainbow, an 11-week misdiagnosed ectopic pregnancy. While they received satisfactory medical care, the Samuelson's were disappointed by the lack of emotional and spiritual support offered to them by the hospital. Twice, the Samuelson’s were forced to say hello and goodbye to their children within hours; discharged back into the world unsupported on a physical, emotional and spiritual level. Unfortunately, their family is just one of the millions across the globe left unsupported after such a traumatic and life-changing loss.
The Bob Marley Song, Three Little Birds, was the inspiration for this endeavor. While pregnant with her first daughter, Kristen would hear the song frequently and believed it was a reminder to...."not worry about a thing, because every little thing, is going to be alright" While things did not turn out as planned, everything eventually became better and more "alright" as they moved forward on their healing journey and into a “new normal”. All worrying did was rob Kristen of the time she had to share with baby, something she will always be haunted by.
The efforts and outreach of Three Little Birds Perinatal is inspired by the Samuelson’s two children, but done in memory of all the babies lost by families throughout the region. The goal is to provide each family in need with all of the options, resources and support they didn't have themselves. We honor personal, spiritual, religious and ethnic diversity with the same compassionate care we want to see for everyone on their own family building journey of love and loss.
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Three Little Birds is grateful to our local community partners for providing services at no cost to our families. We are also thankful for our corporate sponsors, who supply financial support, so that we can provide all of our services free.
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