Difficult Conversations Podcast

Lessons I Learned as an ICU Physician

Episode 104 | August 11, 2020

Surviving Infant Loss

Noelle Moore

Founder and Director or The Finley Project

Nicolle Moore

Welcome to Difficult Conversations with Dr. Anthony Orsini. In today’s episode, we have a very special guest, Noelle Moore. Noelle is the Founder and President of the non-profit organization, The Finley Project. The Finley Project is the nation’s only 7-part Holistic Healing Program for mothers that experience infant loss. She also serves as a grief share facilitator and a Breaking Bad News instructor for The Orsini Way. Her story is guaranteed to inspire you and make you really think about the way you communicate with someone who has experienced the loss of a loved one.

Noelle shares her story about the loss of her precious baby girl Finley in 2013. Brace yourself, because what she went through, she hopes and prays that no one else will ever have to experience again. We learn about the conversation she had with one doctor, who made her “want to leave this earth”, compared to a second doctor, who showed compassion and empowered her – allowing her to make the most difficult decision of her life. After her life-changing tragedy, Noelle explains that she couldn’t find any help for “somebody like me”. That is why she made the decision to start The Finley Project in 2014.

Noelle tells us about the 7-part Holistic Program that The Finley Project offers and what it provides to mothers who lost a child. She discusses how she approaches the difficult conversations she has with mothers that need help. Some words of advice are given by Noelle and Dr. Orsini on what to say to parents and mothers after the loss of a baby. If you’ve ever tried to avoid a conversation because you don’t know what to say to someone, Dr. Orsini tells a story and explains “The Bushes Effect.” Listen to this podcast to learn more. If you liked this episode, please hit the subscribe button to find out more about what we do and how we teach communication. Go ahead and download this episode now!

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