Advocate for Parents of Perinatal Loss (APPL)

The Revelation Plan

A Certification by Heaven’s Gain Ministries


Heaven’s Gain Ministries (HGM) has established a vital service designed to address the lack of certified advocates who are appropriately trained to support families experiencing pregnancy loss. After much research and consideration, HGM is proud to offer an invaluable course called The Revelation Plan.

The Revelation Plan was designed to fully educate and train what we call, “Advocates for Parents of Perinatal Loss” or APPL. This 12-hour course will instruct advocates in non-medical methods of supporting parents experiencing miscarriage, stillbirth, or poor pre-natal diagnosis. Our trainers can speak to groups of 30 or more at your location. We also offer training at our HGM office in Cincinnati. 

The cost for this training is $500 which covers the reading material and a 2-day class. Payment is due upon registration. Grants are available to members of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Contact us for further details.

Advocates for Parents of Perinatal Loss (APPL) certification requires preparation before attending class:

Required reading

  • 9 small books
  • One binder
  • Several pamphlets and brochures
  • Quizzes on the books


  • 3 on-line videos

Class time

  • 12 hours of in-class training

Before, During, and After Delivery

No Heartbeat, before delivery

APPL advocates will prepare parents for the birth of their baby once it is determined there is no heartbeat, and before they enter the hospital. Advocates meet with parents to alleviate anxiety and fears of the unknown. By receiving non-medical intervention, parents become empowered, ready to make the most of the short time with their child. Our trained advocates will work with the parents to create a birth plan. They will offer options that allow parents to make educated de-cisions to choose what memories and mementos they wish to create with their child.

During Delivery

APPLs will be trained to avail themselves for questions during delivery via phone or in person. They can advocate for their clients and help to make sure the birth plan is understood and fulfilled as closely as possible.

After Delivery

Advocates will be fully knowledgeable to assist parents with their disposition choices: burial or cremation. They can assist in the planning of a service or funeral. Advocates will understand they cannot take away the pain of losing a child, but they can help parents avoid additional trauma that happens if they are not prepared.
There is no time limit on grief. Even well after delivery, advocates are trained to offer peer support to couples and individuals.

Revelation Plan

It was just revealed to her that her baby died. You are going to reveal to her how she can live through this.

  • Reassure your client, help her to slow down and alleviate panic.
  • Ease her mind by Educating her on her delivery.
  • Validate her feelings.
  • Empower her to make decisions about her delivery and after.
  • Listen and Learn her needs and wants during the birth.
  • Answer her questions.
  • To Treasure the Time with her baby, Type or write down her birth plan after going through each point.
  • Involve her faith and husband/partner.
  • Offer Ongoing support; before, during, and after birth.
  • Ask if she has Named her baby and refer to her baby by Name.

Our Mission

HGM’s mission is to provide for the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of families experiencing pregnancy loss: before, during, and after the delivery of their precious baby.

Our Mission

HGM’s mission is to provide for the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of families experiencing pregnancy loss: before, during, and after the delivery of their precious baby.

Contact Us

To find out more about the Revelation Plan or to schedule an APPL class, contact us or call (513) 607-6083

APPL Non-Discrimination Statement

Advocates for Parents of Perinatal Loss (APPL) training is Christian based. APPLs will emerge trained in non-medical methods to help grieving families of all faiths or for those with no faith.

Heaven’s Gain Ministries’ APPL instructors and advocates do not discriminate by faith, age, skin color or sexual preference.

As we serve parents, APPLs will not push religious beliefs. It is our goal that our trained APPLs exemplify Christian love for the families and their precious children as they support and advocate for them.