October marks Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month! In 1988, President Ronald Reagan declared October 15th as Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness day, which is marked worldwide with the annual Wave of Light! Here are some ways you can support Three Little Birds during our awareness month! Below is an overview of the support available through the month of October!
If you are interested in attending our events or support groups, please join our closed Facebook Group, the Mama Bird Healing Nest for specific details. If you are not on social media and would like more information please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All events are held at our new office space (Discover Chiropractic, side office atop driveway, 69 S. Black Horse Pike, Blackwood, NJ) unless otherwise noted.
JOIN US THIS SUNDAY OCTOBER 2 (Rain date Oct 9) at the Blackwood Pumpkin Festival from 11 to 4 PM. We are having our grand opening!
MONDAYS - Monday's at the nest are for in-person grief support. This is our schedule for October:
1st Monday/Oct 3 - Closed
2nd Monday/Oct 10 - Monthly in-person grief support with Desiree and Nicole - Our most popular group! All are welcome - parents, grandparents, family and friends experiencing pregnancy and infant loss.
3rd Monday/Oct 17 - Closed
4th Monday/October 24 - Monthly Craft & Heal support group hosted by Xander's Nursery - Join us as we create a double sided door hanger for you to use on Halloween. You may wake up that day wanting to celebrate…or not. Either way, we got you covered! We will also be making memory treat bags that you can leave outside if you want to avoid the day all together!
TUESDAYS - Tuesdays at our nest are for supporting our families pregnant after loss! Join us weekly (when you can - we will always be here!) starting at 5 PM (till 8 PM ish) to connect with others walking similar journeys. Come when you can/leave when you need to! Meetings are free to attend. Attendees have the option of joining our Pregnancy After Loss Mentorship Program that provides specialized support materials and free gifts from our Doulas and Program Sponsors! We will be meeting on October 4, 12, 18 and 25th.
WEDNESDAYS/THURSDAYS - We are now accepting personal consultations with our bereavement doulas at our Healing Nest for families experiencing fertility struggles, pregnancy or infant loss, pregnancy after loss or if you have received a life-limiting or uncertain diagnosis in your pregnancy. We book them in hour blocks and you are encouraged to bring a support person (partner/friend/grandparent) to join us. These consultations are also available for family members and friends seeking information on how to effectively support families through loss for a donation. Click here to make an appointment.
FRIDAYS - Closed
Oct 15 – 5th Annual Wave of Light event – Our event format has changed and the event is sold out. If you have received an invitation via mail and RSVP’ed to confirm your attendance, you will receive an email from us the week of the event with specific detail!
SAVE THE DATE!
Nov 9 – Book reading and signing with Leah Mele – Join us for a book reading and signing with local author and loss parent, Leah Mele, who recently released her forthcoming memoir Laila: Held for a Moment. Attendees will receive a free copy and enjoy light refreshments and snacks!
Nov 11 - NEW LEGACY EVENT - Join us as we launch Aubree's Adventures! Hosted by Ashly Hannah in memory of her daughter Aubree, she is planning monthly meet up events for loss families to have safe spaces to socialize and share and explore new activities. This month, we will be creating memorial plates for our babies for the upcoming holiday season!
Nov 19 - Legacy Event - Baby C's Car Show! Join us for this 2nd annual event that benefits Three Little Birds! Last year, this event hosted more than 50 cars and raised more than $3500 in funds to support our mission!
Nov 21 – November Craft & Heal – Hosted by Xander’s Nursery – We will be creating something for our babies focused on gratitude and surviving the holidays!
Dec 4 - Secret Santa event - This event will be co-hosted by Xander's Nursery and Aubree's Adventures. Details to come.
We hope you will join us. We understand coming to a support group can be intimidating. That is why our group offers various options for families to explore. All of our families will tell you, the hardest part is "getting there". Once you are here with us, you will meet other big and broken hearted individuals that want to hear your story and know your baby. We promise, you won't regret it. <3