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CURRENTLY SERVING FAMILIES IN:
Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, Delaware, Montgomery and Bucks Counties
New Jersey - Camden, Burlington, Gloucester, Salem, Cumberland, Atlantic and Cape May Counties
Created by Kristen Samuelson, Mama Bird Healing is a Legacy Project through Three Little Birds Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support. The intention of Mama Bird Healing is to create a nest of families in the Philadelphia/South Jersey region, walking similar journeys to family building, either through infertility, pregnancy loss or the loss of a baby after birth.
This closed nest of support includes other Mama Birds, who are also loss parents and perinatal bereavement advocates with an armor of resources, a well of empathy and the ability to empower you in your motherhood through honoring your grief and sharing your baby’s love.
The bond between mother and child is sacred. There is currently no word or phrase in the vocabulary of any language to describe the loss of a pregnancy or baby. Because we know this love is sacred, it will be forever. Mama Bird Healing seeks to strengthen your bond and connection with your baby, first through healing your mind and body, then focusing on your spirit.
We understand the ebb and flow of grief. Sometimes the need for support seems bigger than other times. That is ok. We are not going anywhere. Whether you continue your building journey or take time to figure out what is next, we are here. We can also support you with some of the following services:
Here, as part of the nest you will find:
•Weekly Facebook Live check-ins with our Certified Perinatal Bereavement Doulas
•Weekly discussion topics and inspiration
•Connection with other loss families walking similar journeys
•Information on pregnancy after loss of support
•Freebies and giveaways from our Community Sponsors and Etsy store
•Free information and support in developing a legacy project in memory of your baby
•A nest of support of people who “get it”
Here are the rules to join:
You must live within our service region in Philadelphia/Southern New Jersey. We are focusing our content and support specifically on our local community.
You must be a loss mama. We will not admit medical professionals, as we want this to be truly peer-led. The exception is, the professional is a loss parent and is here to receive support, not give it. The perinatal losses we support include miscarriage, termination for medical reasons, stillbirth, neonatal loss, SIDS/SUIDs, LGBTQIA support, family building journeys involving secondary infertility, and more.
Be kind and respectful. We're all in this together to create a welcoming environment. Let's treat everyone with respect. While some of us have had similar birth experiences or outcomes, no two mothers' journeys are the same.
Respect everyone's privacy. Being part of this group requires mutual trust. Authentic, expressive discussions make groups great, but may also be sensitive and private. What's shared in the group should stay in the group.
Please do not identify healthcare providers or hospitals by name. When telling your story or sharing details regarding your medical care, please refrain from/omit hospital names, doctors, or other hospital care providers by name. We can authentically share without these specifics.
This is a sacred space. This group will not tolerate bullying, aggressive conversation, or anything not in the best interest of the group for help, healing, and connection. You are welcome to share whatever is ok with you.
We are so sorry we are meeting this way. Welcome to the nest.
Love, Kristen, Desiree, Roseanne, and Nicole (the Mama Birds)
No matter how long its been since your loss, we offer several options for "journey's" for you to take. Some short term, others longer, some focused on physical, emotional and/or spiritual well being. We are even developing a pregnancy after loss journey.
We can provide you with FREE options on how to have a meaningful memorial service for your baby or we can facilitate one for you for a nominal fee that is a donation in your baby's name! Options include a butterfly release ceremony, a sacred tree planting ceremony, an ashes spreading/release ceremony or a first birthday party celebration.
Kristen Samuelson, Founder of Three Little Birds and Mama Bird Healing, is an intuitive healer who works specifically with loss families teaching them how to strengthen their spiritual connection with their baby and find signs and symbols to connect you to and develop your love language. The bond between mother and child is sacred and can never be broken.
This includes handmade jewelry, art, home décor, support boxes and holiday items. 100% of the purchase price goes towards keeping our services at no cost to the community.