5-hour Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss

Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss Trainings, offered both online and in-person, compassionately and wisely prepare participants to more confidently and clearly hold space for one of life’s most painful and devastating losses.


Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss
In-Person & Online 5-hour Trainings

Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss Trainings

July 11 & 18 from 6-8:30pm EST

Taught by Joanne Zerdy, PhD
co-founder of Inviting Abundance

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Ongoing Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss Trainings

Taught by Samantha Leggett, RN
founder of The Tomorrow House

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Samantha (Sam) Leggett, RN (she/her) is a UK registered nurse with over 28-years of experience serving women, children and families across the globe, a birthkeeper, a postpartum midwife working from the core principles of the Innate Traditions philosophy and a teacher with the Institute for the Study of Birth, Breath and Death.

Sam is the mother of 3 beautiful daughters and has also personally known the guilt, shame and loneliness of pregnancy loss and unexplained infertility. Her work is centered around supporting girls and women through rites of passage and life transitions, in connecting to their intuition and inner knowing, creating community, and strengthening support networks. She loves to integrate ritual and ceremony into many aspects of her life and work.

Sam’s vision is that in taking radical self-responsibility, in challenging the common narrative, in being part of a global community of women who are reclaiming holistic wellness, and in reimagining and modeling these connections and communities in the modern world, we can create palpable change and our houses of tomorrow will be created with stronger and healthier foundations. Cycles of poverty, abuse, disempowerment, disenfranchisement and ill health will have much weaker foundations and will be harder to perpetuate.

Joanne Zerdy, PhD (she/her) is a former university professor in theatre arts, Joanne brings her experience as an educator, researcher, and grieving parent to her work at Inviting Abundance, co-created by Joanne and her husband Will Daddario (Listen to their Circle of Care webinar HERE).  In addition to teaching Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss trainings, Joanne facilitates an online Grief Mapping course, a Grief Pen Pal Project, and Creative Grief Workshops. She also utilizes her communication, writing, editing, and curriculum-design skills as an education consultant. As part of her personal grief work since the death of her baby boy Finlay, Joanne studies permaculture design and herbal medicine; she makes herb-infused honeys and herbal tea blends for Finlay’s Garden. She enjoys exploring the outdoors with Finlay’s younger brothers, Phalen and Ren, and, when time allows, drinking a quiet cup of tea. Learn more here.



*The above offerings are distinct from the 15-hour, self-guided, pre-recorded Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss online course. Learn more about that course here.

* Birth Arts International offers 5 CEUs to members who successfully complete both the in-person and online Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss training.