Heidi Faith, SBD, Founder
I’m just a girl! After several years of counseling abused and at-risk youth, I became pregnant with my first child and felt my calling shift to clinical perinatal psycho-spiritual therapy and birth support work. I am a member of the American Academy of Christian Counselors and hold certificates through Cascade Christian Childbirth Association in birth education and labor support. As a double certified crisis pregnancy counselor in pre- and post- abortive counseling, I established a custom birth education program tailored to meet the needs of pregnant mothers considering either adoption or single-parenting plans. Shortly after creating stillbirthday, I began the Newborn Adoption Doula Network, which provides birth support to families experiencing the transition of fostering or adoption. I work as a member of Christian Childbirth Services LLC and am a member of the International Christian Childbirth Coalition, as well as other prestigious organizations pertaining to birth & bereavement support (my CV available upon request). I have also received training from Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care, and Hospice Foundation of America’s Hospice Clergy End-of-Life Education Project.
I am currently a nursing student with a palliative care focus and in chaplaincy training through the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary.
My long term goal is to open Stillbirthday Palliative Birth Center. To see my action plan for making this possible, and to consider financial sponsorship in making this enormous undertaking a reality and meeting the needs of mothers and families, please contact me.
I serve as a women’s mentor at my church, as a Maidens by His Design Instructor as well as a Director of Mentoring for Blessing God’s Way. Contact Heidi to teach the young ladies in your life about maidenhood.
Stillbirthday is the legacy of my fourth child, born via natural miscarriage on April 19, 2011. You can read pieces of my journey.
Stillbirthday has been endorsed by:
- Dr. Laura Schlessinger
- Dr. Julie Wood
- The Dunamas Counseling Center
- Bob Foust and Friends
- Above Rubies
- Doula Match
Stillbirthday has been featured:
- Kansas City Star
- Smithville Herald
- Progressive Parenting
- Birth Without Fear
- Brio Birth
- Charis Childbirth
- The Doula Mentor
- CAPPA 2012 “Bridging the Gap” Conference by nurse, author, public speaker and “family centered care” advocate Polly Perez.
- Earth Mama Angel Baby
Stillbirthday has earned:
- the number one place in Babble’s Top 100 Blogs of 2012
- Readers Choice Award from Birthing Naturally
- finalist for several awards including WEGO Healthcare
Stillbirthday is a member:
- Pregnancy Loss and Infant Death Alliance
- National Home Funeral Alliance
Angie Chelton, SBD, Director of Education & Training
In 2004, Angie and her husband suffered the miscarriage of their first child, Calan, in the 8th week of pregnancy. This was followed by a late term loss of their son, Anduril, in 2005. It is in honor of her sweet, sleeping babies that Angie offers her services to stillbirthday families.
Editing the training materials for the SBD doulas, creating supplemental resources, co-teaching training sessions, leading professional mentoring, and providing continuing education opportunities for professionally trained SBDs are just some of the many tasks that Angie fulfills in her irreplaceable role at stillbirthday. She is available for educational and motivational speaking engagements.
You can contact Angie at Angelique.Chelton@stillbirthday.com
Jennifer Mull R.N., Provider Care Director
Jennifer Mull has years of experience in providing bereavement mentorship both to mothers and to medical professionals. Author of internationally published “What if I miscarry?” Jennifer’s personal and professional ambition is to see mothers experiencing babyloss at any point in pregnancy to receive compassionate, affirming, and holistic professional care. In her role as Provider Care Director, Jennifer oversees all of the Provider Care content including the SBD professional birth & bereavement training, and is available for workshops and lectures in medical professional conduct and care prior to, during and after pregnancy and infant loss.
You can contact Jennifer at Jennifer.Mull@stillbirthday.com
Stillbirthday Birth & Bereavement Diversity Team
We are looking for executive team members who have excellent understanding of diversity within birth and/or bereavement. To be considered for our executive team, you must demonstrate depth of understanding in the culture or faith group you are representing, including documented training and exposure.
You can also visit our doula training page to learn about our Special Interest Scholarship (SIS), and we hold a growing section of cultural and religious bereavement resources, with opportunities for you to join our news team to write on a particular subject, or provide mentorship to other bereaved parents who share in your unique and special demographic.
Bambi Chapman, Chair of Personal Relations
Bambi encourages bereaved mothers to learn the benefits and dangers of using online resources as they navigate their grief journey. Drawing from her own very painful experiences of shame, condemnation and aggressive opposition to her healing, she leads bereaved mothers to SBD and away from negative influences. Bambi co-leads our News Team and is responsible for establishing our quarterly newsletter, and continually strives to obtain resources and support that aid mothers as they find their own unique grief path.
You can contact Bambi at Bambi.Chapman@stillbirthday.com
Melissa Day, Chair of Personal Relations
After learning that her daughter had died due to a missed miscarriage at 18 weeks, Melissa left her doctor’s office with zero resources to help her cope with the grief, anger and confusion of her loss. Determined to find a community where she could express her feelings and talk with other women who would understand her feelings, she set out on an extensive search for groups, websites and communities online that would help her. She was amazed by the amount of groups available but, she also quickly realized that not all resources were the same. In her role as Chair of Personal Relations, Melissa co-leads our SBD News Team. Melissa wants to ensure that other women are provided with positive resources as they try to work through the most painful experience that any parent can ever have to face.
You can contact Melissa at Melissa.Day@stillbirthday.com
There is one more Chair of Personal Relations positions available.
Shanon Pruden, Chair of Communications
Shanon helps maintain the feedback reply communications and overall helping bereaved mothers and loved ones navigate the website and obtain the information and resources they need when they need them. Because Shanon handles the immediate needs of stillbirthday visitors, you can reach her at email@example.com
Chair of Marketing/Customer Relations
This role will help promote sponsors and advertisement for and with stillbirthday. There are three Chair of Marketing/Customer Relations positions available. If you are interested in filling this role, please contact Heidi Faith
SBD Program Members
The members of these programs are invaluable to stillbirthday, and include:
- SBD Doulas
- SBD Chaplains
- SBD Lactation Support
- SBD Prayer Team
- Love Cupboard Coordinators
- Mentors of various groups
SBD Regional Representatives
These positions are held by our professionally trained SBD doulas, and help in part by overseeing the progress and programs of their Local Representatives.
- Carmen Schultz, SBD
SBD Local Representatives
This role will serve in spreading the word about stillbirthday in your own local community in a more concentrated and intentional way. Utilizing resources such as our printable letters to medical professionals, you are trailblazing and ensuring that your own local professionals know about stillbirthday, so that your own local community of families can receive the support they deserve. You will work in conjunction with your Regional Representative in creating new ways of spreading the word about stillbirthday and our global network of resources and support. If you are interested in filling this important role, please contact Heidi Faith.
- Billie C., serving Manistee, MI
- Doran R., serving Strasburg, VA
Franchesca Cox, Website Designer
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All of our positions here at stillbirthday are voluntary, non monitary roles. We simply have a heart to use our own experiences to help hurting families.