Presentation, Podcasts, Interviews, Blogs, and Consulting

Michelle Valiukenas, Speaker, Writer, Consultant

Michelle is a mom of three: Sweet Pea, who she lost to miscarriage in 2017; Colette, who died at nine days old in 2018; and her only living child, Elliott, who was born in 2020 via gestational carrier. Michelle founded and runs The Colette Louise Tisdahl Foundation, a nonprofit with a mission to improve outcomes of pregnancy, childbirth, prematurity, and infancy, as well as aid in the grieving process through financial assistance, education, and advocacy.

Topics Offered

  • Infertility
  • IVF
  • Pregnancy complications/hospitalization Miscarriage
  • Pregnancy After Loss
  • Traumatic birth
  • NICU
  • Infant loss/loss after a NICU stay
  • Trying to conceive after loss
  • Gestational surrogacy
  • Supporting parents in NICU
  • Supporting loss parents
  • Parenting after loss
  • Parenting Covid Generation
  • Advocating for Yourself and Others
  • Starting and Running a Nonprofit
  • Children and Grief
  • Keeping Sibling Relationships Alive in Death
  • How Employers Can Best Support Parents How Healthcare Providers Can Best Support Loss Parents

Examples of Past Presentations

  • Hidden Costs of NICU
  • Breastfeeding After Trauma
  • Giving Yourself G.R.A.C.E. After Loss
  • Supporting Loss Parents
  • Living With Grief and Parenting After Loss
  • How to Memorialize Your Losses
  • Finding Resources For Families in Crisis
  • How Healthcare Providers Can Best Support Families with Past Trauma and Loss

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