I've created two free online programs to help both bereaved parents and friends, family, and professionals that know someone with a loss.
Tara May, Ph.D.
Find Comfort, Hope, and Connection After Baby Loss
Grief is not a mental disorder, it is a natural response to loss.
As Queen Elizabeth II once said, “Grief is the price we pay for love.”
If you have experienced the loss of your pregnancy or baby at any stage, I want to extend my deepest condolences for your heartbreak. I've gone through it myself. I know how devastating and seemingly hopeless it can be.
After a miscarriage, stillbirth, or the loss of your baby for any reason, you too may find yourself feeling lost, alone, misunderstood, angry, and fearful that others will forget your child.
You may feel unsure of what to do or wonder how to go on.
For parents grieving the loss of their baby, I have created a free 4-week program called Pathways to Hope After Baby Loss. It is self paced and designed to give you specific skills and resources to help you through this most difficult time. My goal is to provide you with a sense of comfort, hope, and connection.
Thank you for caring so much about those who have lost their pregnancy/baby/child, it took me a long time to find hope, and you’ve helped me to get that back. I only wish I had found you sooner, your guidance has put me on a path that I’m happy to be on. You have helped me immensely!
Because baby loss is often traumatic and misunderstood, I receive many calls and emails from parents asking, "What am I supposed to do now?" or "How am I supposed to get through this?" You may wonder if you are going crazy because of the flood of thoughts and feelings that are going through you. I certainly did.
If you search on the internet for answers, you will get thousands of hits. Do you have the energy to muddle through the clutter and minefield of the internet? Are you wondering how you will face a life without your baby?
The program truly has been a life saving bundle of tools, resources and guided support. It’s provided the kind of support that I like to define as “productive” support. Support that helps you move forward and work through your grief journey so that you come out on the other side as a much more whole person.
I remember how awful it was to not be able to find practical information from a professional source that I could trust. That's what original put me on a path to create this program. Once you register, I will be sending you practical information, tools, and self-help exercises to support you during this incredibly tough time.
For friends, families, or professionals looking to support someone with a loss...
Has your friend or loved one experienced the loss of their baby? Are you wondering what to say or not to say to the parents? Do you want to offer support but you're afraid of intruding? Are you trying to figure out how to be helpful? Are you wondering what would be an appropriate gesture or gift for the parents?
If you are a professional, would you like to better understand and support a client's need? You may wonder what's "normal" in grief and how best to support their natural grieving process.
If you've answered yes to any of the above and you are a relative, friend or professional of someone who has experienced the loss of their baby during or after pregnancy, I've created a FREE guide specific to your situation.
You will learn about the unique needs of those grieving the loss of their baby. In it, you will find practical tips for what to say and do, and how to take care of yourself in the process.