Client Testimonials

We are incredibly humbled to have so many positive reviews of the work we do. If you want to share a testimonial for this page, scroll down and fill out the form at the bottom of this page, or get in touch with us at social@pilsc.org.

For the Centre at Large

My partner and I have recently gone through an adoption revocation in which we got to be very proud parents to 'our' baby girl for only one day. The entire adoption process was (and partly still is) a really agonizing experience due to all of the ups and downs that we had to endure. I was so grateful when we referred to the Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Centre. My partner and I attended a support group and met a few women who had really gone through miscarriages, and although we had a different experience than them - not to mention we are two gay men, we all were able to connect and share a sense of grief and support together in a very welcoming environment.

Anonymous

My best friend visited this centre. Aditi is an amazing resource and the team she has built has transformed my friend's journey. Highly recommended! - Mayur Jobanputra, google review
This centre is an answer to so many needs, and an incredible way to bring together a much needed community. The team works hard to create a safe, inclusive environment and offer a huge variety of services. They’ve done so well with still meeting needs during covid restrictions. I’m so thankful to be connected to this beautiful place that creates space for healing for many.

Jill Emily

Such a wonderful service. Thank you!

Janette Festival

Wonderful group of helpers & healers dedicated to providing support to those who have experienced loss.

Exchiela Benusic

Meeting people like you since we lost our son has given me so much hope and comfort. You are amazing! I could tell that easily from our brief meeting. And I have confidence that you have created something wonderful and healing with this centre

Anonymous

I am so glad I came in today. I have been following along on Instagram for quite a while, and it was nice to finally break the ice. My appointment went great! I really enjoyed it and ended up sneaking in an hour long nap this afternoon (at Gemma’s suggestion). I will be sure to check out your groups as they have appeared interesting to me from the get-go. Thanks for creating such an awesome space- I look forward to participating more in your community

Anonymous

Your help is helping my happiness and my spirit so much – I love it – you’ve lightened my world – thank you so much

Anonymous

Last night I went to something incredible, organized, and run by an angel @pregnancylosshealing –What she is doing nothing short of breath taking. Her kindness is incredible as is her strength and determination to bring change. Please check out her centre and spread the word.

Anonymous

It took me many years to find a space where I truly felt seen. I found Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Centre through what I like to say is divine guidance of my beautiful son who died 17 years ago before birth. I instantly knew that this was a community that I needed to be a part of.

 I am blessed to be a volunteer on the center’s hotline. This is a role that I knew would assist me with my grief, as I have always found peace in helping others. What I did not expect was that my spirit would be awoken in ways that would allow me to further my own healing journey. This role has been transitional for me. 

The people that make this community are many. The center’s founder, Aditi, is a beautiful, kind soul who illuminates this space with not only her professional knowledge but most importantly her genuine and loving empathy. She has made me feel seen and heard with her gentle and supporting presence. I have also had the pleasure of working with both Danyelle and Laura who have taken the time to listen and guide me with patience and encouraging support. I have met other incredible people who share in this debilitating grief journey, one of which has become a beautiful friend to me. I am so profoundly grateful to these people for all of their compassion and kindness. 

I have been part of this community for merely a few months and I have found a  sacred space to not only support others, but a space where I am able to heal.  Thank you from the depths of my soul to each person who makes this center a reality. This is not only a place for people who are recently experiencing the loss of their babies, it is also for people like myself who have been moving through the grief, praying for a place that understands my need to speak my son’s name, for me to tell his story, for me to keep his memory alive. Thank you Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Centre. You have changed my life abundantly. 

– Anne Brennagh

(photo shoot from our Community Gathering in 2019. Learn more)

Aditi Loveridge

Founder of PILSC
Specialized Loss Coach

To learn more about Aditi, or book her for Professional 1:1 help, visit our Professional 1:1 services page

The handful of times that I sat with Aditi in session were honestly some of the most powerful experiences in my life

Coaching client

The Pregnancy and Infant Loss center has walked with me through my grief. When I meet with Aditi I feel as though she sees the big picture and how grief will change you. She can see the brokenness but she can also see healing and that gives me hope. Aditi's knowledge and experience give me a lot of confidence to trust her as my guide on the journey. The tools she gives me are incredibly valuable and enable me to move forward in a healthy and supported way. During the days between our sessions where I choose to do the grief work, it is always hard and sometimes it’s unbearably painful. It is then that I call the center's support phone line. They are so critical to making sure I know I am not alone and that my experience is validated. Just writing this now, it seems so far away that I would need that support. But it will come again. And when it does the grief is so consuming and isolating. I am incredibly grateful for each volunteer on the other end of that phone supporting and upholding me in so many ways.

Perhaps as grieving people, we are being chiselled out. We will be new people sculpted into a better version of ourselves if we do the work. Each nick and strike with the hammer we must endure during our grief is so painful and we often don't understand the pain and can't see beyond it. When I am going through those excruciating times of being chiselled that's when I call the support line. And when I need direction on what needs to be sculpted out next, Aditi sees where the work is needed and shows me how to do it. I will still never be able to hold my sweetie again. But I want her to make me stronger, better, and wiser. To become a new person, a new sculpture that has weathered the storm of grief. The Pregnancy and Infant Loss Center enables me to do that... and not to do it alone.

Anonymous

My husband and I started meeting with Aditi in July after the loss of our daughter Lyla. After such a devastating loss, we really weren’t sure how we could get through it. Aditi has been amazing in coaching us through our grief and helping us learn things about ourselves that we didn’t know were there. She has shown us that it takes strength to grieve and taught us ways to honor our daughter along the way. Our meetings with Aditi have not only helped us individually but have really strengthened our marriage as well. We look forward to continuing our sessions as we build our family

M & J (Journey through grief coaching clients)

(photo shoot from our Community Gathering in 2019. Learn more)

Kirsten Nelson

Social Worker

To learn more about Kirsten, or book her for Professional 1:1 help, visit our Professional 1:1 services page

As well, I have been seeing Kirsten on an individual basis and she has been so incredibly kind and compassionate. I am so grateful to have her in my corner. In our first online session, she sat there and truly listened to my story and bore witness to all of the hardships that came with it. She showed empathy and compassion and I automatically felt so comfortable with her. Since then, she has been giving me some really useful coping tools to support me to move on with my life. We hope to adopt again one day, should ever we be blessed with this honour, and I'm glad to know that Kirsten and the PILSC will be at my side, should ever I need their continued support.

Anonymous

Kirsten is the most compassionate, kind counselor I've ever spoken with. She's very gentle, which is exactly what I need. I'm not a tough love kind of person. And personally, the world needs more people like her. Thank you for being there for me in an absolute time of despair Kristen. You are truly awesome at your profession!

Anonymous

(photo shoot from our Community Gathering in 2019. Learn more)

Hotline Testimonials

During the days between our sessions where I choose to do the grief work it is always hard and sometimes it’s unbearably painful. It is then that I call the center's support phone line. They are so critical to making sure I know I am not alone and that my experience is validated. Just writing this now, it seems so far away that I would need that support. But it will come again. And when it does the grief is so consuming and isolating. I am incredibly grateful for each volunteer on the other end of that phone supporting and upholding me in so many ways.

Thank you for listening to me. It helped me cry and feel heard.

Thank you so much my heart appreciates it.

Thank you for letting me share my heart and being so kind

Thank you for being there for me

[The pregnancy loss hotline] is so critical to making sure I know I am not alone and that my experience is validated. I am incredibly grateful for each volunteer on the other end, supporting and upholding me in so many ways when my grief is all-consuming and isolating

Hotline client

(photo shoot from our Community Gathering in 2019. Learn more)

Volunteer Testimonials

I volunteer at PILSC because I know how hard it is to go through pregnancy loss alone. The support the centre offers make a huge difference for grieving parents! There’s power and healing in knowing that you are not alone. Through co facilitating groups, my hope is that more and more parents who face this grief are able to know that they are supported. ♥️

Jill M. (group)

I volunteer because it’s my way of honouring my daughter. I do not get to parent my daughter but I do get to share her story and let others know that they are not alone and that they can share their own stories without judgment. There were no groups like this one when I needed it and so to be able to provide that space for other bereaved parents now is a privilege.

Heather H. (group)

In the words of Dr. Jody Carrington, “we can do hard things and we are wired for connection.” I volunteer for PILSC because an outstretched hand on a loss journey is a lifeline. A friend, who is not a stranger to loss, gave me a knowing hug during those raw grief days. I will never, ever forget how it made me feel: seen and understood without having to say a word. It heals my heart to know that I may be doing the same for someone else through my involvement with PILSC. Connection is everything.

Melissa W. (hotline)

I just wanted to say thank you so much for allowing me to be apart of all of this. I am truly honoured. I have been trying for the last four years since Lachlan died to reach as many people in the loss community as I could (especially local as Lethbridge doesn’t have really anything) by hashtags and sharing my story and his life to be able to help heal hearts and be there for support of other loss families. I am so amazed by this hotline/non-profit and all the love you guys have put into it and I just can’t even explain how much it fills my heart and such a big void in this world (and I know you know that being the only hotline in North America!)

M.F. (pregnancy loss support hotline volunteer)

I volunteer because having a miscarriage or losing an infant is so isolating. I want people to know that you can talk with someone without judgement and know that you are not alone.

Janessa (hotline volunteer)

I am blessed to be a volunteer on the center’s hotline. This is a role that I knew would assist me with my grief, as I have always found peace in helping others. What I did not expect was that my spirit would be awoken in ways that would allow me to further my own healing journey. This role has been transitional for me.

Hotline Volunteer

Yoga

A week after my pregnancy loss I was told about a brand new “Pregnancy Loss Support Centre”. 2 weeks later I went there for a post loss healing yoga class. It changed me. It helped me forgive my body and release the feelings that It had let me down. It helped me honor the baby that I would never hold in my arms. It made me feel safe. No judgement. Just surrounded by love

Anonymous Peer Support Groups

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