WHAT IS A DEATH MIDWIFE?
A Death Midwife also known as Death Doula is one who assists an individual in their dying process. Most commonly these people are hospice nurses or those trained in caring for the terminally ill.
Sacred Crossings upholds that the dying process doesn’t end with the last breath, but extends for a period of up to three days. During this time, the soul, spirit or what is often referred to as the luminous body, releases from the physical and transitions to the next phase of it’s journey.
Our Death Midwives guide and support individuals and their families through the entire transition process until burial or cremation.
We offer spiritual, non-denominational support to families of all faiths and cultures.
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 even daily depending on the needs of the family. We work closely with doctors, hospice, caregivers, clergy, out-of-town family members and the funeral home to provide comfort, guidance and support for a peaceful transition experience.
Death Midwifery services include but are not limited to:
Our Sacred Crossings death midwives provide conscious, compassionate support every step of the way…
Call the Death Midwife at: 310-968-2763
“A Sacred Crossings Death Midwife shepherds individuals toward a conscious dying experience; guides loved ones in after-death care of the body and empowers families to reclaim the healing ritual of a vigil and funeral at home.”
It is the most holy of all tasks to be the death midwife for a loved one. The only requirements are a compassionate heart; the ability to deeply listen and the willingness to be grounded in one’s presence.
To learn more about the Art of Death Midwifery Training program, please click on the link or visit the ‘Education’ menu option.