Thursday, September 2, 2010

The Amethyst Network

I've been keeping mum on this subject until now (for all of about a week) but since the lady who kicked this idea off the ground announced it officially on her Facebook page, I feel it's appropriate to blog about it!

A couple weeks ago, an idea started to form in my friend Jenni's mind, an idea about doing good in the world on a matter close to her heart. She researched a little and found a blog post related to her idea. Someone out there was thinking about it, too. She contacted another blogger she'd been following for a few years, and myself (I had expressed interest in helping when she mentioned this idea originally) and the four of us became the founding members of The Amethyst Network: "a nationwide network of doulas working together to support parents during and after miscarriages."

The need for this work is so great that interest is exploding, and we're not even fully functional yet. We don't have a website beyond the Facebook Page, we don't have a bank account or PayPal to accept donations (hopefully we will by the end of the day), our logo is still in development, and our idea is constantly shifting and evolving as we decide what we are and what we'll do. We had people joining the Facebook page before we could set it to Private for the admins to build it. The idea of a doula for miscarriage is really resonating with a lot of people.

Our plan is to officially launch the website in October, on or near the 15th for Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day and the International Wave of Light.  I'll keep you updated as we go along, and let you know what's new.

If you are a certified doula or a mother who has been through miscarriage, and are interested in joining our doula network, please contact us at theamethystnetwork at gmail dot com

Jena Vincent of Abundance Massage

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