My Story of Loss: From Feeling Isolated to Understood

By: Heather, Parent Education & Resilience Collaborative (PERC) participant If you are in the process of trying to be a parent, pregnant, or parenting and living in King County, our local Parent Resilience Specialists are available for you to help make those strides with confidence. To get more information call our Warm Line (1-888-404-7763) and ask…

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It’s about time I share my story

Letter from Perinatal Support Washington Executive Director, Allie Lindsay Johnson Dear PS-WA Community,  Since joining Perinatal Support Washington last fall, I’ve had the joy and privilege to meet many of you and hear your stories. I think it’s about time I share mine. Until this Seattle Times piece last week, the story I shared widely…

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Caring for Couples During a Perinatal Loss

Caring for couples can look different from client to client. It is important to understand the dynamic of the couple prior to the pregnancy, during pregnancy and at the birth to create a plan to care for couples who have experienced perinatal loss.  Understanding the history of the couple initially either during intake with the…

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How Grief can Show up Differently

Grief like people can look differently. It can carry itself differently. Oftentimes, grief can show itself in ways that are surprising too. There are many varying factors to processing grief through perinatal loss; these include but are not limited to miscarriage, stillbirth, medical or elective termination, infertility related grief, and trauma. The Kubler -Ross Stages…

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How to Support A Parent – For Professionals

For professionals working with women of child bearing years, it is inevitable that you will one day have a client walk through your door who has experienced some sort of loss. For these clients there are some specific tools that can encourage and support a therapeutic relationship and support them during the process of healing.…

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Seven Common Myths About Miscarriage

Miscarriage.  It’s hard enough to talk about even with your partner.  Rarely does it get discussed in casual conversation.  While it is sad and often seen as private, it is not uncommon or unnatural like many people believe.  Misperceptions and myths about the ending of a pregnancy abound, making the difficult event even harder to…

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