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Perinatal Palliative Care

The Forget-Me-Not Program

“Blossomed the lovely stars, the forget-me-nots of the angels.”
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The pain and 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 during this difficult time.

Components of the Forget-Me-Not Program

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

The Forget-Me-Not support services team:

  • Primary obstetrics provider
  • Perinatologist
  • Neonatologist
  • Geneticis
  • 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

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

Contact Us

Forget-Me-Not program
Phone: (509) 474-4059
Email: ForgetMeNot@providence.org