Death Midwifery Services
My Death Midwifery Services are as follows;
Initial Consultation, End of Life Documents Consultation, Getting to know you, Creating Sacred Space, Developing a Legacy, Vigil Planning, In-Home Vigil Support, Living Funeral and after death care.
Will discuss, define and create a plan individually, or as a family, that will “best” aide in moving forward with the “end of life” process. Will discuss hospice options that are available to you. We offer consultation and guidance you may need, dealing with “end-of-life” issues. Together we will come up with a manageable plan and timeline giving you greater peace of mind.
Death Midwifery Service Price list is available upon request or you may download it below.
These prices are effective as of 10/25/2023, but are subject to change without notice.
Getting to Know you
Three 2 hr sessions in a place of your choosing…your private home, care facility, coffee shop, etc. Giving the opportunity to spend time with a dying person while they still have energy to talk, will help build a trusting relationship. This relationship allows me to better serve the family as a whole, during the dying person’s active dying phase.
A living funeral, can also be called a pre-funeral, which is a funeral held for a living person. It is usually held for someone who knows that he or she does not have much time left to live. Whether the reason is that the person is terminally ill or is at an old age, the person knows death is near and could use it as closure, giving them a chance to celebrate their life for the last time together, ceremonies can be held at home or where the dying person is being cared for.
"End of Life" Documents Consultation
Where we Will discuss and define individually the “end of life” documents that are needed for your specific situation. Documents such as Advance Directives, POLST forms (Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment), Death care Directives and other paperwork you may want to have in order. All of this will aid in avoiding any miscommunications and help loved ones uphold the dying person’s wishes having the proper paperwork in place.
Discussing how they would like to arrange their “transition” space (with sights, sounds, smells, touch, etc.) and how they would either like to be engaged (or not engaged) by loved ones as they actively die. “Vigil Sitting” planning for whom to actively be engaging with the dying in their last moments. Having a set plan allows loved ones to rest, eat, and make final arrangements. Keeping open communications with health care professionals as to be able alert loved ones when final moments appear to be taking place.
Creating Sacred Space
This can take form of moving furniture and opening space for the dying. Giving way for building altars and space for sitting vigil. Allowing you to create a sacred space, using favorite objects, photos, draping fabrics, fresh flowers, offerings of foods, candles.
In-Home Vigil Support
Support with sitting vigil prior to, during, and after the “actively dying” stage. We will communicate as needed with family, doctors and other caretakers regarding weekly/daily/hourly progression of the dying. Helping with emotional and physical support were needed.