Perinatal Hospice & Palliative Care
Continuing Your Pregnancy When Your Baby's Life Is Expected to Be Brief
If you are here because of a prenatal diagnosis that indicates your baby may die before or after birth, we are so sorry. Perhaps you are considering continuing your pregnancy and embracing whatever time you may be able to have with your baby, even if that time is only before birth, while your baby is cradled safely inside of you. Please know that support is available (see the links on this site for perinatal palliative care programs and other resources) and that you are not alone. Parents who have traveled this path before you have found that it can be a beautiful, profoundly meaningful, and healing journey.
If you are a health care professional interested in providing this model of care, see the resources for caregivers and FAQ pages for more information.
She was a gift and I am grateful, every day,
that we allowed ourselves to receive it.
—Alessandra, mother to Maggie,
as quoted in A Gift of Time: Continuing Your Pregnancy
When Your Baby's Life Is Expected to Be Brief
(Johns Hopkins University Press, 2nd edition forthcoming in 2023)