CHERRY BLOSSOM SUPPORT SERVICES
Cherry Blossom Infant Loss
Sadly not all pregnancies result in a happy ending. One in four women will suffer a miscarriage during their lifetime so infant loss is all too common. Cherry Blossom also helps support women who have suffered ectopic pregnancy, termination for medical reasons, IVF set back, a stillbirth or a neonatal death (in the weeks or months following birth).
Complex feelings of grief are sometimes too much to endure. This is where Cherry Blossom can help. We offer:
These sessions are for those who are not yet ready to talk publicly about their loss. All of our counsellors are accredited in infant loss and want to listen to your experience.
These are facilitated by a trained counsellor who is experienced working with infant loss. It also offers you a safe space, with other bereaved parents, who have shared a similar experience and who will be better placed to understand your pain.
Infant loss is such a traumatic experience that sometimes it is difficult to get your life back on track. Our health mentors are on hand to help support you get your health and wellbeing back to where you want it to be.
Home visits can be arranged to support you at this difficult time.
How we have helped our clients
My name is Lorna, on the 25/03/2014 I gave birth to my first child, a beautiful little girl named Phoebe Jane Eowyn. We had an amazing 8 months together until one horrific night at I awoke to realise that my perfect girl who looked like she was sleeping was not breathing. The months that followed were so lonely as I moved away from all my friends and family, I was so alone nobody understood my pain and still to this day I cannot always talk about Phoebe for fear of upsetting people for their reaction. Then one day I came to my tether and finally asked my doctor for help after initially being being terrified of losing my twin boys of whom I concieved 3 weeks after my painful loss. My doctor then referred me to an amazing charity which is Motherwell. I was sceptical that no one could ever make me accept myself as a decent human or mum after what I had been through. I also attended the Cherry blossom group where I met an amazing mum who had a very different story to me but sharing her journey helped me to deal with my grief as many of us are hurting . Without Motherwell I feel that I would still be completely alone and suffering with no confidence. Sometimes all you need is to be listened too.