My Heart Burst

“My heart burst in that moment when the joy of birth met with the pain of holding Simon when he died…”

This emotion deeply resonated with the Co-Founders of the International Replacement Child Forum who are pleased to share their conversation with Julia Gohlke.

Julia lost her prematurely born son after only five days of life and is offering counselling to bereaved parents, after a long journey of healing herself.  

Parents who lost a child and replacement children will learn from this very sensitive, caring conversation how to go forward in life and how to help both surviving siblings and babies born after a loss build a new future.

You can contact Julia via email at and visit her web site at