Course on accompanying pregnancies following perinatal bereavement

by Claudia Ravaldi

Listen to
How hard your heart beats for me

Wislawa Szymborska

First came a timid idea of a child.

Then the courage to dare.

No one knows when, no one knows how, it was the turn of two pink dashes.

And immediately, Angst arrived, wearing a wide coat of shaggy wool.

Without ceasing to stare, she took a seat in front of me: so that I would always see her, so that I would always smell the sickening odor of her ruffled coat.

Slowly, I moved the chair back, to increase the distance between me and her. To get to know her better, and win her someday.

That’s when I saw her.

From the pocket of her ruffled coat, immediately to the right of her heart, she looked out, resolute,

a small joy.

“If you set me free, I will be yours,” he whispered, windswept.

That’s where my lost joy had gone.

There it was, a meter away from me, amid nauseatingly shaggy wool.

It was there, within reach.

It was there, and it was all to grow.


It is with much excitement and joy that Micaela and I announce a new project of the Association, the Rainbow Project, which we present to you after months and months of work and planning.

A course on accompanying pregnancies following perinatal bereavement will start in October.

A course designed in detail to better deal with the fears and anxieties of waiting after bereavement and to promote the well-being of the couple and the incoming baby/children.

The course is theoretical and practical: it alternates moments of theory, to provide everyone and everyone with some important theoretical foundations, and many practical moments, including exercises and activities to be done during the course and at home, in the weeks between appointments.

In particular, at the course we will learn some practical techniques for stress management and some notions about parenting and the first thousand days of life, which are always very important, but much more so after a previous loss.

The course will take place online on our zoom platform, in 12 meetings of two hours each:

9 meetings are fortnightly during pregnancy

3 meetings occur every 3 weeks after delivery.

Who will accompany us in this course?

Our perinatal professionals, experts in perinatal psychology, bereavement and psychotraumatology. We are a nice team of six people, and we already have the schedule for 4 groups: the first one, will start in October and gradually, every two months, a new one will start.

Who can participate in the course?

Any woman or couple from the 20th week of pregnancy after a perinatal bereavement experience, subject to a mandatory cognitive interview.

The course is reserved for CiaoLapo members and associates in good standing.

The course is activated with a minimum of 8 enrolled participants, up to a maximum of 20 participants.


There is a contribution of 150 euros for each household

(Can sign up only mom, only dad, or both with this fee)

to be paid into the account of the association: CiaoLapo APSETS, Ethical Bank

IBAN: IT12D05018028000011183837 reason: rainbow accompaniment course

In 2023, thanks to successful fundraising for the Rainbow Project, we will have 15 free places available for families with severe economic hardship.

The fee covers the cost of attending the course, pdf training materials for the exercises, and CiaoLapo’s Rainbow kit*

*The Rainbow kit contains two books for promoting reading “from the belly” and also a welcome gift* from HelloLapo’s aunts (who are a bit like the three fairies from Sleeping Beauty, let it be known)

For information: [email protected]


We are waiting for you!

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