Mar 6, 2017
Kiley Hanish - Return to Zero
It's hard to imaging being able to get through the loss of a baby during pregnancy. Kiley shares with us some of her story and how her experience shaped what she does now to help other mothers who have lost a child. Kiley's talks about how the stillbirth of her son affected her, the retreat for grieving mothers and the film "Return To Zero" that she and her husband created.
We talk about ways that stillbirth affects mom and dad, the feelings that can come up, Ideas and ways that you can honor yourself and your baby. It's also important for healthcare providers to understand how to support the family through the loss.
Dr. Kiley Hanish is a bereaved mother, founder of the Return to Zero Center for Healing, and doctor of occupational therapy at the University of Southern California. Kiley and her husband Sean are creators of the Emmy-nominated film Return to Zero, which is based on their personal experience of their son Norbert, who was stillborn. This experience of the film inspired her to create the Return to Zero Center for Healing. Dr. Hanish has dedicated her practice to bringing occupational therapy to the community of bereaved mothers and the providers who interact with them.
Here are links to the things we discussed:
Next Healing Retreat May 18-21: http://www.returntozerohealingcenter.com/ojai/
Other resources and training for health professionals:
Find a therapist in your area: www.pregnancylossdirectory.com