Parents & Families

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Services • Support Groups • Resources

Therapy & Group

Please visit the links provided for dates/times, cost, and any other details.

Anisa L. Glowczak, MSEd, LPC, NCC, GC-C​

Anisa is a companion through your grief process. Grief work is a painful and challenging (but normal) process, which allows you to come to terms with your significant loss, and make sense of your new reality without your loved one. Her counseling style is holistic and person-centered and is grounded in Narrative therapy.

Michelle Juarez
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CSAC, NCC​

Michelle specializes in working with individuals/couples experiencing fertility issues and with individuals/couples who have experienced the loss a child during pregnancy or shortly after giving birth.

Therapy

Good Mourning Counseling & Consulting
3630 S Plaza Trail, Suite 210
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452

(757) 809-2203

 

Infertility
Support Group

Reflections Counseling Services
638 Independence Parkway Suite 240
Chesapeake, Virginia 23320

Michelle Juarez LPC, CSAC, NCC
Call (757) 932-0040

Infertility
Support Group

Good Mourning Support Group
Grace Lutheran Church
521 Providence Rd
Chesapeake, Virginia 23325

Call (757) 809-2203

Pregnancy & Infant Loss
Support Group

Good Mourning Support Group
Grace Lutheran Church
521 Providence Rd
Chesapeake, Virginia 23325

Call (757) 809-2203

Resources

Foundations & Organizations

There are amazing people working hard to offer hope and healing to individuals and families faced with pregnancy and infant loss. Visit Star Legacy Foundation, Weighted Angels, and Molly Bears to learn more. 

Books

Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage Of Grief, By David Kessler

I Will Carry You, By Angie Smith

Love Mom: A Mother’s Journey From Loss To Hope, By Cynthia Baseman

We Were Gonna Have A Baby But We Had An Angel Instead, By Pat Schwiebert

You Are Not Alone: Rediscovering Faith In God After Infant Loss, By Dr. Nikki Watkins, Lmft

Shattered: Surviving The Loss Of A Child, By Gary Roe

Love You Still: A Memorial Baby Book, By Margaret Scofield

At A Loss: Finding Your Way After Miscarriage, Stillbirth, Or Infant Death, By Donna Rothert

Sunshine After The Storm: A Survival Guide For Grieving Mothers, By Alexa Bigwarfe

My Sibling Still: For Those Who’ve Lost A Sibling To Miscarriage, Stillbirth And Infant Death, By Megan Lacourrege

Empty Cradle, Broken Heart: Surviving The Death Of Your Baby, By Deborah L. Davis

Blog Posts

Kennedy Milan Wilson

Surviving stillbirth by Heather Wilson, Co-Founder, Kennedy's Angel Gowns We're pregnant! Kennedy was so loved that she had three baby showers; one in Rhode Island and two here in Virginia. With all of the love, support, and gifts we were able to set up her nursery....

Embracing the Science of Connection

At Kennedy's Angel Gowns, we understand the profound bond between mothers and their babies, even those who have left this world too soon. Recently, we came across a poignant article on TODAY.com that beautifully captures the essence of this connection through the lens...

Madelyn Grace Martin: A Story of Pregnancy and Infant Loss

This essay is a personal account of Emily Martin’s journey toward becoming a parent and the heartbreaking loss of her daughter, who was diagnosed with Turner's Syndrome. Turner's Syndrome (TS) is a genetic condition that affects females and occurs when one of the X...

Local volunteers create “angel gowns” at Sew-Ins

The Angel Box Team Sew-Ins On August 19th and 20th, 2022, volunteers met at Alive Church in Chesapeake, VA. They were sewing gowns and garments out of donated wedding dresses that were deconstructed as part of our Sew-In events. Kennedy's Angel Gowns was once the work...

Kennedy’s story featured on Fox 5 Atlanta

Heather and Demitri Wilson, founders of Kennedy's Angel Gowns in Virginia Beach, Virginia, shared their pregnancy loss journey and the organization with Fox 5 Atlanta.

Whitby receives 2022 Ambassador Family Award

2022 Ambassador Family Award: Eileen Whitby Eileen Whitby was honored with the "Ambassador Family" award at Kennedy's Angel Gowns' Angel Ball on May 14, 2022, at the Nauticus in Norfolk, Virginia. The award recognizes those who have contributed significantly to...

Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island receives Cenotaph cooling unit

PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND — Kennedy's Angel Gowns donated and dedicated an Amish Cenotaph Cradle to Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island on April 28, 2022. Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, a Care New England hospital, is one of the nation’s leading...

15 students complete Community Doula Program training

Kennedy's Angel Gowns completed our first Community Doula Program training with 15 students. CHESAPEAKE, VIRGINIA — Kennedy's Angel Gowns spent March 26-27, 2022, with our doula instructor Erica M. McAfee of Sisters in Loss and 15 students, for our first Community...

TEGNA Foundation 2021 grant is a Christmas miracle

Heather received a $5000 miracle for Kennedy's Angel Gowns on Christmas Eve VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — 13News Now is shining a light on people making a special impact in our community. In a recent interview with Heather Wilson, founder of Kennedy's Angel Gowns, she shared...

Vice President Kamala Harris Announces Call to Action to Reduce Maternal Mortality and Morbidity

As part of the Call to Action, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) releases new report estimating that 720,000 more people would gain Medicaid postpartum coverage if states act; the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposes...

Pregnancy loss is common. Paid time off afterward is not.

This story was originally published by The 19th by Barbara Rodriguez, Statehouses Reporter. Spontaneous pregnancy loss takes a physical and emotional toll, and some state lawmakers are starting to push for paid leave after a miscarriage or stillbirth. It was her first...
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