What is a death midwife?

A death midwife is one who assists an individual and their family in the transition of death, just as a birth midwife assists the baby and the mother in the transition of birth. Other terms are death doula, or soul midwife.

The role of a Sacred Crossings Death Midwife expands beyond death through the vigil and funeral until burial or cremation.

Our definition is as follows:

“A Death Midwife shepherds individuals toward a conscious dying experience; guides loved ones in after-death care of the body and empowers families to create personal and deeply meaningful funerals at home.”

Click here for more information on the Death Midwifery Training.