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*If you are supporting a perinatal loss family and they are interested in bedside support, click here.

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR OUR TRAINING PROGRAM - APPLY BY JUNE 17TH!

Since Three Little Birds inception, it has been our mission to support the medical community, in addition to the families experiencing loss. It is our understanding there are no truly hands-on, inclusive courses or programs specialized in training medical professionals on appropriate communication, protocols for support, or helpful resources for loss families. This is where Three Little Birds can help.

  • Bedside Memory Making - Three Little Birds can provide materials to assist or for you to make lasting memories of your special baby including foot/hand molds, Recognition of Life Certificates, blankets, and other personalized items.

  • Funeral/Memorial Service Coordination/Support - We can assist families by finding compassionate service providers in your community to provide their services for free or at minimal costs. No one ever plans for these types of expenses that can create a financial burden for families. There are also financial assistance programs for families through other non-profit organizations in the area. We also work with churches and other groups to develop meaningful memorial or funeral services.

  • Complimentary Angel Gown - Angel Gowns are created by talented seamstresses out of donated wedding gowns. Each gown is handcrafted by volunteers and given to families for burial or as a keepsake. Every baby deserves a dignified garment to wear.

  • Vast Array of Financial and Bereavement Resources - We have local and regional resources to share to help assist you with anything you need.

  • One-on-One Empathetic, Non-Judgmental Support - Our organization was founded by others who have walked similar journeys. We are trained bereavement professionals who simply want to support your needs in these unique situations. Our job is to advocate when you feel powerless. We will ensure all of your wants and desires for your child and the time you have together are met. There are no requests too large to accommodate.

LAUNCHING IN THE SPRING OF 2022! Three Little Birds has developed a groundbreaking and comprehensive bereavement training program for medical professionals and advocates in the Philadelphia and South Jersey metro area. We are currently training the Labor & Delivery, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, and NICU staff at Jefferson Health - Washington Township. Our hybrid-based training model provides students with five weeks of virtual content and professional resources and one in-person training day to support perinatal loss families in having the best possible experience on the worst day of their lives. This includes understanding the unique grief of perinatal loss, cultural competency, diversity in loss and decision making, and hands-on training from a professional photographer and perinatal loss advocate who has served more than 275 families in receiving the gift of dignity and remembrance.

 

We truly believe Education + Empathy = Empowerment!

Our training program will be made available for non-professionals this summer and is available for local hospitals in training their staff. ​If you are a medical professional interested in providing this training, please sign up here and we will be in contact with more information.

  • For being willing to listen and learn from the families you care for

  • Being alert so that common medical errors are avoided

  • By being sensitive to their vulnerable emotional states

  • For showering loss families with compassion and kindness

  • Being aware that due to complicated pregnancy families are at risk of having post-traumatic stress disorder

  • For remembering that we may be struggling with feelings of guilt for having failed at pregnancy

  • For honoring, respecting, and validating our child’s life and passing

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