Amy Wright Glenn

Advanced 5-hour Training ~ Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss

Enrich your best care practices with specific, hands-on, “what to do?” skills enabling you to better support bereaved families in the aftermath of pregnancy and/or infant loss.



Over 500 birth and mental health professionals, from all across the world, have taken Amy Wright Glenn’s original Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss training either in-person or online. In her basic level training, Amy focuses on companioning, strengthening the support network through best care practices, and the healing power of ritual. Read testimonials.


Now you can join Amy for an in-depth, 5-hour exploration of best care practices in her advanced level Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss offering.

September 2019

(Dates TBA)


($65 for members of the Institute for the Study of Birth, Breath, and Death)


A few things to note:



As a grieving mother, I felt an immediate sense of shared community, mutual respect, and compassionate receptivity during Amy’s workshop. As an educator, I greatly appreciated Amy’s organization, solid communication skills, and warm presence. And as someone dedicated to grief work, I found in Amy and my fellow attendees strong and thoughtful allies. I am so glad to have had the opportunity to participate in this training, and I highly recommend it. ~Joanne Zerdy, PhD, Inviting Abundance, North Carolina

I can’t tell you how grateful I am to have taken Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss. This is a difficult subject to engage, perhaps especially in an online format, but the level of warmth, compassion, community facilitation, and personal attention that Amy brought to this training was absolutely phenomenal.  ~ Claire Wilson, birth doula, Oregon

Amy is a fabulous teacher and has an eloquent way of speaking about the unthinkable losses that occur all around us in our world. I would recommend this class to anyone, and it is a must for any health care provider working with women, families and in pregnancy settings. ~ Maddie Ackerman, birth doula and student RN, Washington


Amy Wright Glenn earned her MA in Religion and Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. Amy is a (CD)DONA birth doula, hospital chaplain, and founder of the Institute for the Study of Birth, Breath, and Death. Amy is a regular contributor to PhillyVoice and is the author of Birth, Breath, and Death: Meditations on Motherhood, Chaplaincy, and Life as a Doula and Holding Space: On Loving, Dying, and Letting Go. Amy teaches both online and in-person Holding Space for Pregnancy Loss trainings. Hundreds of birth and mental health professionals have studied with her.