• 21st October 2020

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  • 2nd November 2020

October is National Baby Loss Awareness Month, The Foundation are offering heavily reduced online training to coincide with this. This training has been delivered in person (before covid) at universities such as Kings college, UWE, Swansea, University of South Wales, Leeds, Manchester, Uclan and Sheffield Hallam being the most recent as well as NHS Trusts across the UK over the last ten years. By taking this training ensures that you can show that you have also embraced the more difficult and emotionally challenging aspects of the profession and that you can support families at the darkest of times. We are currently offering two courses at heavily reduced rates .1.Pregnancy and Infant Loss: £25 .2.Supporting clients with a subsequent pregnancy after loss: £25 Both are online and can be accessed in your own time. You will receive certification, use of our logo and depending on what course you have studied - a listing on our register on our website as either an accredited pregnancy and infant loss specialist or an accredited specialist in supporting clients with subsequent pregnancies after loss. You will also receive our e books “Pregnancy and Infant Loss: A Guide for Professionals” and “Little wings: A mothers experience of losing her daughter to Sudden Infant Death aged 6 weeks” We estimate both courses to be around 8 hours to complete. Pregnancy and Infant loss course: Overview of pregnancy and infant loss Statistics Infant Loss: Still a Taboo? Parents perspectives of loss (SIDS, stillbirth and miscarriage) Parents experiences of what helped and what did not Use of language and communication Pregnancy and Infant Loss: Likely feelings and behaviors Anxiety, Panic attacks, PTSD, PND Visualisation exercise Legal Viability: How the 24 week mark affects: Registration of Birth, Taking baby home and such Exercise: Identifying good and poor practice with a realistic case study film When a baby dies in hospital Being aware of Options, memory boxes, bereavement photography, the cold cot, the option of taking baby home SIDS deaths and the Coroners Court, registration of birth and death Women and men - Possible grief differences Not forgetting children and Grandparents How parents have experienced isolation following pregnancy and infant loss "People did not know what to say" How different religious and cultural groups will impact parents behaviors following a pregnancy or infant loss The Healing Process - what has helped parents? Counselling - Is it accessible enough? Bereavement support groups Charities that can help Genetic counselling Supporting yourself as a professional Supporting clients with a subsequent Pregnancy after Loss: Overview of pregnancy and Infant Loss in the UK Parents perspectives Trying again -66% of people conceive within 12 months after a Pregnancy or infant loss Meeting your client for the first time The importance of use of language - parents experiences Overview of the risk of loss in future pregnancies (Miscarriage and stillbirth) Factors that can increase the risk of pregnancy and infant loss Parents explain why they tried again straight away Parents explain why they waited Medical recommendations Becoming Pregnant: The emotional rollercoaster Likely feelings including denial, Guilt and Fear Women who have experienced pregnancy after loss have a number of concerns including Grief and Depression Anxiety delay attachment Understanding complex emotions: 1 in 6 women suffer PTSD following a pregnancy or infant loss nine months after they have lost their baby What can help manage anxiety Complaints from parents relating to professionals attending them with a subsequent pregnancy after loss Psychosocial needs and how these can be met Antenatal care and concerns The importance of the Tear Drop stickers on pregnancy notes Telling other people about the pregnancy: Hope and fears Telling other children Support for children: Age appropriate books, Darceys Dream, JOEL, Winstons Wish Coping with Grief during pregnancy Coping with renewed grief such as anniversaries, due date etc Support available: Online forums, memorial services, parent support groups, Memory Boxes Managing anxiety with subsequent pregnancies after loss - enhancing confidence and control Baby safety education, breathing monitors, support groups A parents perspective of using the CONI scheme “Care of the Next Infant” (The Lullaby Trust) Baby’s arrival -Parents perspectives Bonding issues Encouraging bonding - what can help? Settling into family life - The new normal Telling the child about their older brother or sister that died Including the baby that has died in family life When a Rainbow baby does not come -Infertility and support available The reduced rate will expire at the end of october. If you wish to book let me know and I will send you an invoice and arrange everything there after. Kind regards Millie Thomson The Foundation for Infant Loss Training Winners: Lifetime Achievement Award: The National NHS Awards 2019 The British Journal of Midwifery Awards 2017/2014 The British Citizen Awards 2017