Whether a mother experiences a severe maternal event, a family is bracing themselves for a difficult birth, or a family discovers that their child may require surgery or immediate hospitalization upon birth, the Perinatal Connections team provides comfort and assists expectant mothers and families in birth planning, bereavement care, postpartum and neonatal follow-up care. 

Upon receiving a distressing, potentially life-threatening diagnosis for an expectant mother or her unborn child, families can find support from our Perinatal Connections Program.

Perinatal palliative care services, not often covered by insurance, helps mothers and families navigate some of the most difficult times of angst and worry, addressing the often lasting effects of severe maternal events and birth complications.

Perinatal Connections includes:

During Pregnancy
  • Assisting you and your family with creating a personal, detailed birth plan, which addresses your goals/concerns
  • Coordination of care with you primary care physician during pregnancy, delivery and the time following the birth of the baby
  • Referral to various health care team members as needed or desired
  • Comprehensive care addressing physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of the parents, infant and family
  • Introduction to the Labor & Delivery suites and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
During Delivery and the Time Following Birth
  • Assistance coordinating your infant’s care and treatment process following your birth plan
  • Compassionate care from knowledgeable, respectful health care providers
  • Guidance in making complex medical decisions
  • Opportunities for you and your family to bond with baby 
  • Continued comprehensive care for the parents, infant and family
  • Compassionate care for your baby and resources for future support
  • Assistance with transitioning from hospital to home

Realizing that challenges with pregnancy or with a baby who has been diagnosed with a serious medical condition can be overwhelming, our commitment is to provide comfort and support to you and your family.