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Beats for Bristol, Inc. provides a fetal doppler rental program to women throughout the United States, Canada, and across the world. We work hard to support any woman who requests the use of a doppler. Our mission hopes to change lives one heartbeat at a time. pregnancy loss

Beats for Bristol, Inc. works to improve the emotional wellbeing of an expectant mother by decreasing her level of anxiety during a subsequent pregnancy through the use of a fetal doppler. Beats for Bristol provides free doppler rentals to women who’ve experienced the loss of a child or are in a high risk pregnancy. Women who’ve experienced a prenatal loss are often overwhelmed by new emotions in a subsequent pregnancy: fear, anger, sadness, guilt, failure, and anxiety. By supporting women and families during a subsequent pregnancy, Beats for Bristol helps advocate for the health of the mother and unborn baby, as well as provided much needed emotional support through counseling, education, and peer connections. We also work with local organizations in Indiana that provide financial resources for burial costs.

If you would like more information regarding our doppler rental program or grief support, please contact us!

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Background:

The impact of a childs’ death can be especially severe to the mental health and emotional wellbeing of the parent. The death of a child can cause financial burden, emotional estrangement, apathy, and indifference toward the marriage. Our goal is to support families during crisis to lessen the financial burden and provide a positive support system to decrease rates of depression and divorce in couples who experience this type of heartache.

Prenatal loss affects more families than we think….Infant mortality does not discriminate upon age, race, or socio-economic class.A survey conducted by The Compassionate Friends found that 19% of the adult population has experienced the death of a child. Miscarriage is the most prevalent cause of death with 43% and it is estimated that 15-25% of all recognized pregnancies will result in miscarriage (prior to 20 weeks gestation). 11% is attributed to stillbirth (post 20 weeks gestation) which includes: placental problems, chromosomal disorders, growth restrictions, infection, and other infrequent causes.

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Our focus:

  • provide emotional support through peer connections, counseling, and support groups
  • decrease the level of anxiety experienced during a subsequent pregnancy with use of fetal doppler
  • support marriages through the bereavement experience
  • increase the awareness about services and supports available by building community visibility
  • increase available supports in local hospitals, doctor offices, funeral homes, and work places.

 

Beats for Bristol, Inc. hopes to address these issues by raising awareness, increasing supports, and providing emotional support during the grief process.