In Life After Loss Part 1, Katherine tells her story of loss and how it impacted her personal growth and her family.  Be sure to give it a listen.  (Click here for part 1)

Listen to Part 2 as we continue to follow Katherine’s journey to becoming a Perinatal Bereavement Psychotherapist and having her Rainbow Baby Alice.  She always desired to have a big family but after a loss there was a lot to think about.  Getting pregnant again unexpectedly created uncertainty that Katherine and her husband worked through.  But looking back, Katherine realized that she was just going through the motions of this new pregnancy.  Find out how this new baby transformed their lives and how attachment is different with a Rainbow Baby.  

Katherine Hyde Hensley is a perinatal bereavement psychotherapist and group facilitator skilled in bereavement. She has a broad range of experience and knowledge in the areas of birth, postpartum, child development, infant death, and grief. Katherine earned her BS in Public Health and Child Development and her MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University and received her training as a Certified Postpartum Doula (DONA), certified Birth Doula (DONA), Resolve Through Sharing Perinatal Bereavement Trainer, Perinatal Loss Doula (LDI), and Palliative Care Provider from Harvard Medical School.  Since 2008 she has combined her personal and professional experiences to improve the lives of infants, children, and families across Western North Carolina. Katherine lives in Asheville, NC with her husband Dave and four children, Elliott 19, Eliza 16, (Helen 14), and Alice 13. 

 Listen and Learn: 

  • How fear impacts pregnancy after loss 
  • How caregivers could have helped lessen that fear 
  • What her “ghost pregnancy” means 
  • How Katherine moved from detached to attached 
  • What groups you should know about to help women you work with 
  • How online groups may be a benefit to both parents 

Resources & Mentions:   

Threads of Love 

Star Legacy Foundation     

Pregnancy Loss and Infant Death Alliance (PLIDA)    

Katherine Hyde Hensley Counseling and Consulting 

Related Products from InJoy:   

Guide to Grief and Healing After the Loss of your Baby