RGA | Rock Goodbye Angel
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Welcome to Rock Goodbye Angel

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

Matthew 7:7-8

Opening the Door to Hope and Healing

Rock Goodbye Angel, Inc. (RGA) is a community based 501(C) 3 nonprofit organization that offers a support network, grief education and pastoral counseling to grieving parents of pregnancy loss and early infant loss.

In the United States 1 in 4 pregnancies ends in miscarriage, and over 25,000 babies are stillborn each year. More statistics confirm that these numbers plus perinatal, neonatal and SIDS related losses collectively account for over 1 million babies lost each year. This means that close to 2 million parents of these babies, in all walks of life, are grieving.

Our Mission…

Is to invite parents of pregnancy loss and early infant loss to Open the door to HOPE and HEALING in a safe community where they are educated about their grief and given resources to help them heal.

Our Vision…

Is to EMPOWER survivors of pregnancy loss and early infant loss to create local community chapters nationwide guiding their peers with Rock Goodbye Angel’s unique program.

Shock and Denial

Shock and Denial

You may react with numbness and disbelief, particularly in the beginning. This can occur on many levels. It may include denial of certain feelings associated with the loss well into the future.

Pain and Guilt

Pain and Guilt

As the initial shock wears off, feelings of pain will surface that can be excruciating and unbearable at times. It is important to acknowledge and experience the pain fully as opposed to attempting to escape from it.

Anger and Bargaining

Anger and Bargaining

Anger is normal and a result of the overwhelming loss of control and intense feelings of grief. The question: “why me?” often surfaces. Despair may lead to a desire to bargain or exchange something you have done or thought for this to all go away.

Depression<br />
Reflection<br />
Loneliness

Depression
Reflection
Loneliness

A need to withdraw, deep sadness, periods of crying and taking solace in being alone is normal and a positive thing at any period after the loss of your baby. Be easy and gentle on yourself. Accept this as part of the process. It is important to focus on acknowledging and accepting how you feel and taking care of your own needs regardless of what others think or say.

The Upward Turn

The Upward Turn

As you adjust to life without your baby, things begin to get easier and there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Depression lifts as normalcy and moments of happiness begin again. Life becomes calmer and more organized. This does not mean you forget your baby. This is a good time to examine ways to honor, memorialize, celebrate or capture your baby’s memory.

Reconstruction

Reconstruction

As you become functional again, a more focused and rational approach can be created by seeking realistic solutions to the chaos the loss of your baby has created in your life. The world may look different now but you will begin to see that you can have periods of happiness again.