Our Keynote Speaker at our 2019 Conference: “Nurturing Our Professing — Nurturing Ourselves”
Heidi will guide us through Perinatal Bereavement and our own Self Care in the process.
“I’m just a girl!”
With a background in social work and counseling of abused and at-risk youth, I became pregnant with my first child and felt my calling shift to clinical perinatal psycho-spiritual therapy and birth support work.
As an Emergency Services Chaplain and certified Grief & Loss Coach, I completed my studies through the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary and am a member of the American Academy of Christian Counselor’s (AACC) Grief, Crisis and Disaster division.
I hold certificates through Cascade Christian Childbirth Association in birth education and labor support and am a member of the International Christian Childbirth Coalition. As a double certified crisis pregnancy counselor in pre- and post- abortive counseling, I began the Newborn Adoption Doula Network, which provides birth support to families experiencing the transition of fostering or adoption. I have received additional training through Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care, and Hospice Foundation of America’s Hospice Clergy End-of-Life Education Project.
My long term goal is to open Stillbirthday Palliative Birth Center.
I serve as a women’s mentor at my church, as a Maidens by His Design Instructor as well as a Director of Mentoring for Blessing God’s Way. Contact me to teach the young ladies in your life about maidenhood.
Stillbirthday is the legacy of my fourth child, who died and was born in the first trimester on April 19, 2011. You can read pieces of my journey.
I am an international speaker, and am available for educational and inspirational speaking engagements; you can contact me at Heidi.Faith@stillbirthday.com.
While I might be considered the President and CEO of stillbirthday, I am a member of Christian Childbirth Services LLC and stillbirthday is one of its services. All of the stillbirthday executive team are voluntary participants and are not members of Christian Childbirth Services LLC. More than anything, I’m just a girl, and, we’re all in this together. (from the SBD website)
Heidi’s Topics are:
“Drawing from Personal Experience in Providing adequate Care on Perinatal Demise”
“Providing Self Care: Before, During and After the Perinatal Demise”
“Holding Memories and Memorabilia in Fetal Demise Outcomes”