Pregnancy & Infant Loss Online Course

Presented by Brianne Tesla Bearese, MA, LCPC, CPLC

10 week course – Start at any time, work at your own pace,

and complete within 6 months of your registration date.

Track 1 – 10 CEUs for $65

Includes weekly topics and post-test.

Track 2 - 30 CEUs for $125

Includes weekly topics with activities and post-test.

A certificate will be sent to you after you have completed the course and post-test.


Presented by Brianne Tesla Bearese, MA, LCPC, CPLC

 Director of Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness of Washington County, Maryland which she founded in 2010. Brianne is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). She holds a master's degree in counseling psychology and is Certified in Perinatal Loss Care (CPLC). For the past ten years, Brianne has worked closely with individuals and families to help them cope with pregnancy and infant loss.

Weekly Topics

Week 1: Introduction and Overview

Week 2: Types of losses, Statistics, and Terminology

Week 3: Coping with Loss: Attachment, Grief, and Mourning

Week 4: Mental Health Concerns Related to Pregnancy & Infant Loss

Week 5: Pregnancy after Loss

Week 6: Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness

Week 7: Other Considerations

Week 8: Resources, Films, and Documentaries

Week 9: Community Project

Week 10: Interview Project, Post-Test, and Course Evaluation

To Register for Track 1:

Track 1 – 10 CEUs for $65

Includes weekly topics and post-test.


Once you register and pay for the course, you will receive a copy of the course material via email from [email protected] You will also have the option to purchase a copy to be mailed to you.

To Register for Track 2:

Track 2 - 30 CEUs for $125

Includes weekly topics with activities and post-test.

A certificate will be sent to you after you have completed the course and post-test.


Once you register and pay for the course, you will receive a copy of the course material via email from [email protected] You will also have the option to purchase a copy to be mailed to you.

Weekly Assignments

Below you will find your weekly assignments.  Please complete the forms and then press submit.  You will receive an email response with feedback after you submit each assignment.  If you have questions, please send an email to Brianne at [email protected]

Websites and Articles of Interest

Week 2 Websites

www.flexmort.com or SOBBS (Stories of Babies Born Still) www.storiesofbabiesbornstill.org

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAopculVHmg

Flexmort CuddleCot US http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mut68CIAdM

For more information: www.flexmort.com or SOBBS (Stories of Babies Born Still) www.storiesofbabiesbornstill.org

http://caringcradle.com

www.perinatalhospice.org/

http://carryingtoterm.org/

https://endingawantedpregnancy.com



Week 2 Articles

"Holding Stillborn Babies: Medical professionals should help mothers to hold their stillborn babies"

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/begin-again/201411/holding-stillborn-babies


"On Being Both Pro-Life and Pro-Choice"

https://stillstandingmag.com/2014/06/05/pro-life-pro-choice/?fbclid=IwAR0cwhG0hScgmg-mgy1BD5HchYSnqyLcdbqXqcCCkgkOMDuYyN243LLoQyM


Video - Hospital: Twin Story

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1310538725765170


"Our child received a devastating diagnosis before she was born. We decided to protect her."

https://www.statnews.com/2019/01/07/devastating-diagnosis-before-birth-trisomy-18/


"Mom Carries Dying Baby to Term to Donate Her Organs: She'll Give 'Other Babies a Second Chance'"

https://people.com/human-interest/krysta-davis-baby-rylei-dying-organ-tennessee/


"I'm a Former NICU Nurse. Trump's Claims About Later Abortion Couldn't Be More Wrong."

https://rewire.news/article/2019/04/30/im-a-former-nicu-nurse-trumps-claims-about-later-abortion-couldnt-be-more-wrong/?fbclid=IwAR2xo_bQyPJKzpIr_jmv5A-vMFWkHXk2H28nrXKV0B8G5hIeSn7845WJZF8


"I Want To Tell You What It's Like to Get An Abortion At 17 Weeks, Because It Matters"

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/abortion-17-weeks_n_5a85f603e4b05c2bcac8fd28?fbclid=IwAR3Mpf008Cwrvu7p89GoB5HNmF-J-CwapBGpM1MxE7QqTxXHFHVtqsva7XE





Week 1 Assignment: Introduction and Overview

Track 1 and 2

Please answer the following questions to help me get to know you and what brought you to this course. When you have completed the information, please click submit. You will receive an email response with feedback from Brianne.

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Week 2 Activity: Life-limiting Diagnosis

Track 2

This is a two part activity:

Part 1 - Review the following websites:

~ Carrying to Term – http://carryingtoterm.org

~ Ending a Wanted Pregnancy - http://endingawantedpregnancy.com


Part 2 - Answer the following questions.

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Week 3: Secondary Loss

Track 2

This is a two part activity:

Part 1: Secondary Loss - Create your own Secondary Loss chart. Think about a loss you have experienced. It can be a pregnancy or infant loss or another significant loss in your life. Write this loss in the center circle. Think of at least five (5) secondary losses you experienced in relation to the primary loss. Take a picture of your completed chart and email it to me. [email protected]

Part 2: Answer the questions below.


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Week 4: Article Review

Track 2

Read one of the articles below:

"Mental Illness After Miscarriages Is Common, But Women Aren't Getting Support"

https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2018/06/08/miscarriage-mental-health_a_23453658/

"Maternal Depression as a Consequence of Stillbirth"

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/begin-again/201502/maternal-depression-consequence-stillbirth

"Miscarriage and loss: Losing a pregnancy can affect a woman - and her family - for years, research finds."

https://www.apa.org/monitor/2012/06/miscarriage


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