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March Newsletter Released

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PLIDA Monthly                                                                              March  2019 Welcome to this edition of PLIDA Monthly, a monthly newsletter that will keep you connected to the perinatal bereavement care community and PLIDA. We aim to provide relevant information on articles, events, and to also offer opportunities to get involved and support PLIDA. We hope you find the content helpful, and please feel free to forward to anyone you feel would benefit.  This edition covers the following:  Member Benefit: Ask PLIDAClick here to view this benefit.Ask PLIDA is a member-only consultation service designed to guide members in developing competencies in knowledge, practice, communicating,…
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Congratulations Cathi Lammert!

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On behalf of the PLIDA Board, we would like to congratulate PLIDA's past president, Cathi Lammert on an amazing honor! Last weekend Cathi was recognized with a Lifetime Distinguished Service Award - Humanitarian Category from the Greater St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce.  Cathi's decades of leadership, love and passion for both Share Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support and PLIDA has given support to care providers and parent advocates while continually improving care for families who experience loss during pregnancy, birth or infancy.   Cathi continues to touch the lives of so many, and we are grateful for her contributions and passion within the perinatal bereavement community. Congratulations Cathi! 
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Navigating Christmas After Loss

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The holiday season can be especially hard for grieving families. Here are a few suggestions for helping families include and honor their baby or babies in this season. PLIDA reposted the below article, Navigating Christmas After Pregnancy, Baby and Infant Loss, from Vicki Culling Associates. This resource was originally created for Sands Taranaki https://vca.co.nz/navigating-christmas-after-pregnancy-baby-and-infant-loss/?fbclid=IwAR0TKoqGnokOr_SVbIv9IJ95XD9azvvxglwQ_Bckl4o3YfnuL5htyar4mtQ When a baby dies, whether during pregnancy, around birth, as an infant or toddler, we mourn both their absence and the absence of future possibilities, opportunities and promises. And if there’s one time of the year that our precious baby’s (or babies’) absence is amplified – it’s at Christmas. The foundations of Christmas celebrations may be the birth of Jesus, but it is marketed in the 21st century as a time for families to come together and share the…
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Amazon Smile

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The holidays are just around the corner and for many of us that means shopping for friends and family! Did you know your purchases can make a difference? AmazonSmile donates to PLIDA when you do your holiday shopping at smile.amazon.com/ch/51-0506932. Amazon Smile is a simple and easy way to support PLIDA on the purchases you’re going to make anyway. You shop. Amazon donates! To give back to PLIDA using AmazonSmile, simply use the following link smile.amazon.com/ch/51-0506932or go to smile.amazon.com and select Pregnancy and Infant Death Alliance from the selection of charities to support.  
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Ways to Honor Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

Ways to Honor Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month

31 Days of PLIDA, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month
October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, and we've gathered some responses from PLIDA members and families on ways they honor Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. - Talking about my daughters legacy, & sharing memories of her. Breaking the silence is comforting during this month. - I'm sharing the story of our beautiful little boy, Josiah, through my book, Loving Your Baby... A Gentle and Practical Guide to Parenting Through Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Infant Death. www.lovingyourbaby.ca - Daily moment of awareness across my social media platforms - Daily memes for loss awareness. - Helping to raise awareness - Healing Hearts Walk to Remember - The Comfort Cub is hosting a wave of light ceremony at La Jolla Shores Park on Oct 15   Not limiting to a month... forever with…
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