Bryan Nolan – Communications and Development Coordinator
Bryan delivers our ‘Final Journeys’ programme, which includes ‘Dealing with Bad News’, a workshop for doctors and senior staff. Here he describes his work in the maternity setting.
The loss of a baby is probably the worst thing that can happen to any parent. It is the loss of the hopes and dreams of a future shared. When birth collides with death, this loss also has a huge effect on grandparents, siblings, friends, and on the staff providing care at that time. A maternity hospital is seen as a place of great joy and new life, so when the promise of birth ends in death, it is devastating for all involved. My IHF workshop is a facilitated day that gives midwives and care staff a space to talk about how this particular work affects them individually and as a team. We help staff to look at ways they can support themselves and each other, while meeting the needs of the parents and their family.
Grief doesn't have an end date. If you or someone you know is struggling at this time, we are here to help you.
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