Supporting Families Through Miscarriage, Abortion, and Infant Loss

With Jill Schock, MTS of Death Doula LA

WHEN: Saturday, April 6, 2019

TIME: 1-5 PM

WHERE: The Bedouin Tent at Acupunktrix

COST: 125 dollars



Miscarriage, abortion, and infant loss are often suffered through in isolation. This intensive workshop is intended to lift the veil of silence, while fostering practical skills for birth and death workers who would like to better support their clients, friends, and families during these often lonely and misunderstood experiences.

Tamara Rettino, LAc, MSOM will guide practitioners through providing doula care at the time of miscarriage/abortion or infant loss, including : emotional support, pain relief measures, nutritional supplementation, resources, lactation cessation, meaningful rituals, and emotional and physical aftercare.

Jill Schock, MTS will discuss creating a home funeral for still born babies or those that die in infancy. Topics covered will include: logistics involved in having a hospital born baby release to the family and how to transport the baby home, obtaining and completingthe necessary paperwork, how to care for the deceased baby in the home environment, conducting a home funeral, burial/dispensation of remains options, and supporting the family in their time of grief.

There will be one 30 minute break for snacks and casual discussions with other participants, and a printed booklet and resource guide will be provided. FULL MOON COMMUNITY ACUPUNCTURE AND SOUND BATH

WHEN: Mon., January 21, 2019 (MLK Day)


WHERE: The Bedouin Tent at Acupunktrix

COST: 30 dollars in advance/40 with CBD

Join me in the dreamy Bedouin Tent , for an evening of conversation, tea, gentle 5 point acupuncture for stress relief, meditation, and a 20 minute sound bath to help set intentions for the New Year.

For an additional 10 dollars an optional dose of CBD tincture blended with Chinese Herbs for relaxation will be available.

Attendance limited to the first 12 pre-paid participants. Payment for the event is through PayPal at acupunktrix.com or Venmo at Tamara-Rettino.

Attire should be loose, comfy, and warm. If you want to come in your sock monkey jammies, you can!

Special Note About the Location:

Please note the bedouin tent is, literally, a tent, albeit a very large one. It has cushions and floor seating. You must duck (or use a wheelchair to roll on in). The bathroom is located in the adjacent century old rental house. There are two steps up and a narrow door. If you need accommodation, please let us know and we will do our best to make the space accessible for you.