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The Forget-Me-Not Program: Perinatal Palliative Care

Perinatal palliative care at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, WA.Supportive care for families with unborn infants diagnosed with life-threatening or life-limiting conditions.

The uncertainty of learning your baby may be born with a life-threatening or life-limiting condition is overwhelming. The Forget-Me- Not Program offers compassionate support to address the pregnancy, delivery and postpartum needs of the family.

Forget-Me-Not Step by Step Care

  • Birth Plan - An individual plan is based on the family’s wishes and values regarding hospital care. It may include topics like pain management, family involvement and spiritual support.
  • Coordination of care - Ensuring continuity among providers, including primary care staff and specialists.
  • Health care system - Providing insight into health care resources and assistance with navigation through support services.
  • Grief support - Providing intensive support for families during the hospital stay, as well as discharge follow-up.
  • Impending loss - Creating keepsakes for families facing the loss of an infant and assistance with final arrangements.

The Forget-Me-Not support services team includes:

  • Perinatal palliative care at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, WA.Primary OB provider
  • Perinatologist
  • Neonatologist
  • Geneticist
  • Pediatric cardiologist
  • Birth Place staff
  • Neonatal Intensive Care staff
  • Chaplaincy
  • Sunflower Program - pediatric palliative care team
  • Case management and social services staff
  • Financial counselors
  • Hospice and grief support groups

"Blossomed the lovely stars, the forget-me-nots of the angels.”

—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The Forget-Me-Not program is provided at no additional cost to families.