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When should I hire a Death Doula?

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One of the key questions many people have is: "When should I hire a Death Doula?" The answer is simple: as soon as possible.

Hiring a Death Doula early on offers invaluable support through every stage of the dying process. From pre-planning to sitting vigil, a Death Doula provides a safe space for open conversations, helps alleviate anxiety and guilt, and assists in developing personalized plans for the environment and care.

Here’s a glimpse of what a Death Doula can do for you:

  • Pre-Planning: Helping you plan for the end of life, from organizing legal documents to personal wishes.

  • Coordinating Visitation: Managing the flow of visitors to ensure meaningful interactions without overwhelming the individual.

  • Sitting Vigil: Providing presence and support during the final hours, ensuring comfort and peace.

  • Spiritual Guidance: Offering support for spiritual needs and end-of-life rituals.

  • Grief Support: Assisting family and friends through the grieving process with compassion and understanding.

  • Honoring Legacy: Helping to create meaningful ways to honor the person’s life and legacy, ensuring their memory is cherished.

A Death Doula ensures that every aspect of the journey is handled with compassion and care, helping to alleviate anxiety and honor the person’s legacy in meaningful ways. By having a Death Doula by your side early on, you can navigate the complexities of this profound transition with confidence and peace.

If you have more questions or need guidance on this journey, don't hesitate to reach out. I’m here to support you every step of the way.

If you’re interested in how I can help during this time, reach out or book your session HERE.

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