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Death Midwifery

 

Death Midwifery combines the roles of death doula, spiritual counselor, home funeral guide and funeral celebrant.

A Sacred Crossings Death Midwife provides information, guidance and support to both the death journeyer and their family from terminal diagnosis through final disposition.

 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, our death midwives are donating phone consultations to assist you and your family through the crisis. Please call: 800-805-5561

 

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN HIRING A DEATH MIDWIFE

During the initial in-home consultation, the midwife will help create a plan to address the emotional, spiritual and physical needs of the individual as they navigate the undulating path of the dying process.

Subsequent visits may be monthly, weekly or daily depending on the needs of the family. We work closely with doctors, hospice, caregivers, clergy and out-of-town family members to provide comfort, guidance and support for a peaceful transition experience.

Death Midwifery services include but are not limited to:

  • In-home, hospital, or nursing home visits with you and your loved-one
  • Detailed reporting to next-of-kin unable to visit
  • Emergency room support after unexpected death
  • Holding space while life-support is discontinued (includes sacred singing, spiritual guidance, after-death rituals and body preparation if required)
  • Support with stillborn and infant death and bringing baby home for a home funeral
  • Finding a local, reputable hospice to meet your loved-ones needs
  • Assistance with completing advance directives for health care and death care
  • Assistance with fulfilling final wishes / healing relationships / putting things in order
  • Spiritual support including guided imagery, meditations and exercises to help alleviate anxiety and suffering
  • Guidance with completing the life-review and legacy project
  • Help with writing an autobiography or creating a video-biography as a legacy to loved one
  • Guidance with after death care of the body and dry-ice preservation for a home vigil and funeral (see FAQs for details)
  • Coordinating with Sacred Crossings Funeral Home for transportation and cremation
  • Assistance with funeral service planning
  • Celebrant to officiate funerals, memorials and graveside services

Sacred Crossings death midwives provide conscious, compassionate support every step of the way

To book an appointment please call:  800-805-5561