PAIL previously known as PBSO supports families affected by pregnancy and pregnancy and infant loss. We also provide sensitivity training to health care professionals.
PAIL Network is a registered Canadian charity committed to making a positive difference to those affected by pregnancy and infant loss.
Our vision at PAIL Network is to be the leader in supporting families, raising awareness and providing educational programs to health care professionals and the general public about pregnancy and infant loss.
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Network (PAIL) formally PBSO was originally founded and incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1992 by four bereaved parents.
Having experienced their own similar personal tragedies, they realized that special community support services were needed, for families who had suffered a pregnancy loss due to ectopic pregnancy, miscarriage, stillbirth, or neonatal death.
PAIL Network provides a variety of unique support services that have been tailored specifically to meet the special needs of perinatally bereaved families. The organization has also grown to include developing and implementing educational training seminars for health care professionals, caregivers, clergy and funeral directors on how to best support these families.
When a pregnancy ends with miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, medical termination, stillbirth or neonatal death, the parents may experience anger, hopelessness, lowered self esteem and other feelings. It is healthy and helpful to allow the parents to feel, name and express their emotions. Holding in feelings may cause delayed grief reactions. The shared grief felt by parents, families and friends will be expressed in different ways. No two people grieve alike.
Finding supportive family, friends or professionals, who are able to listen, allows one to grieve in their own way. Taking time to work through grief in a manner that is right for each person promotes healing and health.