We offer complimentary Death Doula services via phone or Zoom.
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WHAT IS A DEATH DOULA AND SHOULD I HIRE ONE?
Most people are familiar with the term Birth Doula – one who guides and supports a mother through the transition of birth. In a similar way, a Death Doula provides guidance and support to one who is transitioning through the dying process.
We can also assist with completing advance directives for health care and death care, creating legacy projects, writing letters or a mini autobiography and support and guidance for a Living Funeral.
WHEN SHOULD YOU HIRE AN END-OF-LIFE DOULA?
The best time to hire a death doula is when you or your loved-one receives a life-limiting medical diagnosis. There are many decisions to be made at this time and navigating the complex emotional journey can be very challenging for both the journeyer and their family. A doula can be a stabilizing force and a shoulder to lean on for the entire family.
If a loved-one dies unexpectedly, Sacred Crossings Doulas are available to offer guidance and support 24/7. We can help you and your family navigate the tsunami of emotions and practical details during this tragically difficult time.
THE SACRED CROSSINGS DIFFERENCE
Sacred Crossings death doulas are trained in The Art of Death Midwifery, which includes support for the death journeyer until their transition and support for their family through after-death care and final disposition.
We offer support in the ICU if a loved-one is discontinuing life-support. Rituals, prayers and ceremony can provide comfort and healing during this difficult time.
We also offer support for parents who are suffering the unimaginable loss of a baby born still. A death midwife can help clarify your options and make decisions which may include bringing baby home for a home vigil and funeral.
A Death Midwife is trained in home-based after death care and home funerals. He or she can support you in bathing, dressing or shrouding your loved-one after death; creating a suitable place in the home to lay your loved-one ‘in honor’ for a vigil; guidance with dry-ice preservation and resources for funeral home, cremation or burial services whether or not you choose to use Sacred Crossings Funeral Home.
Many of our Death Midwives are also funeral celebrants – we can help a family create a personal and deeply meaningful funeral or memorial service.
SPEAK WITH A DEATH DOULA IN LA COUNTY TODAY
We are proud to serve Los Angeles, Orange County, Long Beach, Pasadena, Ventura, Santa Monica, and the surrounding areas.
Our Administrative Office Location:
28310 Roadside Drive, Suite 211, Agoura Hills, CA 91301